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The Tuberculosis (TB) Control Program is responsible for the management of TB care in Prince George’s County.

All Prince George’s County residents are eligible if they:

  • ​have been diagnosed with suspected or confirmed TB disease,
  • have been in contact with a person with suspected or confirmed TB disease,
  • have a positive TB test and need a chest x-ray or other related TB services, or
  • are at high risk of developing TB infection or TB disease.

Fees: There is no charge for any TB-related service at this time

Staff members include:  physicians, registered nurses, health aides, a radiology technician and office and support staff.

TB Program staff meet regularly with patients with TB disease to watch them take their medications. This is called:  Directly Observed Therapy (DOT). DOT is the standard treatment for all patients in Maryland with TB disease.

Services include:

  • ​Tuberculin skin tests and blood tests (Not for routine school or employment requirements)
  • Chest X-rays
  • Physician evaluation
  • TB treatment medication
  • Nurse home visits
  • Contact investigations
  • Directly observed therapy (DOT)
  • Laboratory tests
  • Education and outreach activities
  • Surveillance
  • Reporting and monitoring activities

Hours: The TB clinic is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday excluding holidays; with evening hours on Tuesdays, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  All TB Control Program services are provided by appointment only.  An appointment can be made by calling (301) 583-3110 (TTY/STS Dial 711 for Maryland Relay).

Prince George's County Health Department

Tuberculosis Control Program
Cheverly Health Center
3003 Hospital Drive, Suite 3054 (3rd Floor)
Cheverly, MD 20785

Phone: 301-583-3110 (TTY/STS Dial 711 for Maryland Relay)
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Mondays through Fridays​​