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Disease Control & Medical Epidemiology


Tuberculosis (TB) Program

During the 1970s, there was a decrease in tuberculosis (TB) cases in the United States, including Texas.  In the mid-1980s, the number of TB cases again started to increase.  In the 1990s, the number of cases of TB in the United States began to stabilize. Trends for TB cases in Harris County have followed these national patterns. However, despite much progress, TB remains an important disease within Harris County.

The Harris County Public Health & Environmental Services (HCPHES) TB Program offers a variety of services aimed at TB prevention and control.  These services are under the direction of a physician who along with nurses and other TB Program staff helps carry out the local fight against TB.

HCPHES offers TB Services to the public at:



HCPHES Antoine Health Clinic
5815 Antoine, Suite A
Houston, Texas 77091
Phone # (713) 602-3300
Fax # (713) 602-3374

HCPHES Southeast Health Clinic
3737 Red Bluff Road
Pasadena, Texas 77503

Phone # (713) 740-5000
Fax # (713) 740-5110



Services for the Public:

  • Tuberculosis (TB) skin tests at the above HCPHES Clinics.

  • No appointment is necessary.

  • TB community education programs.

  • Contact TB Special Projects Nurse:  713-439-6979

Services for Healthcare Providers:

  • Complete evaluation, chest x-ray and treatment services for TB infection or disease in HCPHES TB Chest Clinics located in the northwest  and southeast areas of Harris County;
  • Case management of TB cases and suspected cases, including those medically managed by other healthcare providers;
  • Medication for suspects or cases of TB through the Directly Observed Therapy (DOT) program;
  • Directly observed preventive therapy (DOPT) for children and adults who are household contacts to TB suspects or cases;
  • Investigation of contacts and screening of high-risk populations; and consultation with state and nationally recognized experts.

For more information or to report suspected TB cases, please contact:

  • TB Intake Nurse at 713-439-6217

  • TB Case Registry at 713-439-6214


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Last updated:  May 15, 2009 
Harris County Public Health & Environmental Services
2223 West Loop South
Houston, TX 77027
Tel: (713) 439-6000