PHN responsibilities for the TB Program:
• Nurse provides guidance & support to primary providers regarding latent TB
• Regarding active TB, the nurse manages that patient’s care from beginning to end. The nurse receives orders from pulmonologist, infectious disease specialist, etc. for patients with active tuberculosis.
• Case management – education to patients, families, & health care providers in the community & emotional support to patient & family
• Provides care through in-home D.O.T (Directly Observed Therapy) visits for individuals diagnosed with either active or latent tuberculosis

Please be aware that this agency no longer provides community or work-related tuberculin tests.  For this, please contact your primary care provider or your corporate health provider for your company.  You may also contact the Community Health Center in downtown Saratoga Springs if you do not have a primary care provider.