Tuberculosis (TB)

This program provides tuberculosis (TB) skin testing to clients who are required by their school or occupation to have annual TB skin tests. Chest X-rays are ordered for clients who have a positive TB skin test. Medications for treatment and prevention of TB are provided free of charge through a state funded program. 

The TB program helps detect persons with active and latent TB and treat them with effective anti-tuberculosis drugs. This stops the transmission of infection to other persons.

Services Offered


  • TB skin tests for school or jobs.
  • Chest x-rays for people with positive skin tests.
  • Medications for treatment and prevention of TB.

Appointments and Hours of Operation


8:00am to 4:00pm, except Thursday.
Clients must return within 48-72 hours for a reading on the skin test.

Call 704-920-1205 for an appointment.


Eligibility and Payment Options


The cost of a TB skin test done for purposes other than exposure to the disease is $25.  Medications for treatment and prevention of TB are provided free of charge through a state funded program. 

Our Staff


Communicable Disease Manager
Tamera Staehler, BSN, RN
704-920-1358

Tuberculosis Lead Nurse
Daniela Ingram, BSN, RN
704-920-1271

Staff Nurses
Ann Hall, BSN, RN
Janie Spires, RN
Dana Rynk, BSN, RN

Director of Clinical Services
Suzanne Knight, MPH, BSN, RN
704-920-1322

Assistant Director of Clinical Services
Julia Paterson, BSN, RN
704-920-1258