The Department investigates, treats, and manages cases of both latent TB infection (LTBI) and active TB disease in Allen County residents.
Anyone who might have been exposed to tuberculosis can request a skin test. If the result is positive, the Department clinic offers testing, education and any necessary treatment or case investigation to prevent others from being infected.
Signs and Symptoms
General symptoms of TB disease include feeling sick or weak, weight loss, fever and night sweats. TB disease of the lungs causes a cough lasting more than three weeks, chest pain and coughing up blood. Symptoms of TB disease in other parts of the body depend on the area affected.
Diagnosis and Treatment
TB is preventable and treatable with proper screening and medication. Most people won’t know they have TB infection unless tested.
The Allen County Department of Health offers TB skin tests and related services. A chest X-ray may be required to rule out active tuberculosis from positive TB skin tests.
Clinic Location and Hours
4813 New Haven Ave.
Parking is free, and the clinic is located along a Citilink bus route, Bus No. 10.
8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m.
Any diagnosis of TB requires immediate reporting to the Department of Health. Staff investigate each case and take necessary public health interventions to minimize the risk to others, including monitoring individuals exposed to TB bacterium or with active TB.
Contact your health care provider or call us at 260.449.7504 if you think you've been exposed to someone with TB to see if you should be tested.
The Tuberculosis Consortium (TBC) is a partnership among the Allen County Department of Health, Lutheran Health Network and Parkview Health. It was created to ensure that education provided to nurses and other health care professionals will enable them to play an active role in the management and response to the threat of TB.
The TBC promotes efficient use of resources and provides educational programs to meet the needs of both community and health care settings.
For information on how to contact the TBC, call the Department of Health's Clinical Services and Case Management Division at 260.449.7556.