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  • Health Department to temporarily suspend routine tuberculosis skin testing starting April 15

    Apr 08, 2013 | Read More News
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    Contact: Erin Coulter
    Program Coordinator
    (520) 243-7804
    Erin.Coulter@pima.gov
    Due to a national shortage of the Tubersol solution used for tuberculosis (TB) skin testing, the Pima County Health Department is following the guidelines of the Arizona Department of Health Services and temporarily suspending routine screenings normally offered at clinics as of April 15, 2013.

    “By temporarily suspending routine screening for work, school, or in-home childcare businesses, the Health Department will ensure sufficient stock of Tubersol for testing those with symptoms, individuals from countries with high incidence of TB, or those who have compromised immunity,” said Dr. Francisco García, Health Department Director.

    Health Department officials are uncertain when additional supply of the Tubersol solution will be made available but additional updates will follow on when routine screenings will be reinstated.

    For more information, call the Health Department’s Tuberculosis Clinic at (520) 243-8450. Routine TB skin testing is available through other providers in the community. Contact any of the following for more details:

    Concentra (520) 889-9574
    (520) 881-0050
    (520) 293-7250
    MBI (520) 807-1060 Minute Clinic
    (866) 389-2727
    Sunnyside Medi Center
    (520) 750-8855
    Take Care Clinic
    (520) 745-2277
    U.S. Health Works
    (520) 628-4340

    TB skin testing is also available through local community health care centers, but you may need to be an established client first. Call for details.

    Marana Health Center
    (520) 682-4111
    St. Elizabeth’s
    (520) 628-7871
    United Community Health
    (520) 407-5600