Tuberculosis Response

At Holy Cross Health, a continuous focus on individual and community health as well as transparency in communication is at the core of our organization. As you have been made aware, the Montgomery County Health Department has informed us that one of our staff members has been diagnosed with active Tuberculosis (TB).

We are providing this page as a resource to patients and staff members who may have been exposed. We have included additional information about TB as well as a list of county health departments where you can schedule TB testing and evaluation at no cost to you. Holy Cross Health employees should book an appointment with Colleague Health Services for their TB evaluation. 

We regret any inconvenience this may cause and encourage you to use the contact form below to submit any questions or concerns you may have regarding the information you just received. 


Tuberculosis Information

Tuberculosis (TB) is a relatively common infection with a type of slow growing bacteria that is spread from person to person through the air when a person with active TB disease of the respiratory tract coughs, sneezes, speaks, or sings. TB usually affects the lungs, but it can also affect other parts of the body, such as the brain, the kidneys, or the spine. Not everyone infected with TB bacteria becomes sick. As a result, two TB-related conditions exist: latent TB infection (LTBI) and TB disease. Learn more from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Learn more facts about TB


TB Testing and Evaluation

Holy Cross Health has been working with the Montgomery County Department of Health to assess the risk of exposure for staff and patients. The Department of Health will provide you with an individual evaluation and any required testing at no cost to you or your insurance. At your earliest convenience, we ask that you reach out to your county health department to schedule a time for your testing and evaluation:

Montgomery County, Maryland Department of Health and Human Services

TB Testing and Treatment
Call: 240-777-1800 
Location: Dennis Avenue Health Center, 2000 Dennis Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20902

Prince George's County, Maryland Department of Health and Human Services

TB Control Services
Call: 301-583-3110
Location: 3003 Hospital Drive, Suite 3054 (3rd Floor), Cheverly, MD 20785

Howard County, Maryland Department of Health

TB Control Program
Call: 410-313-7500
Location: 8930 Stanford Blvd, Columbia, MD 21045

Frederick County, Maryland Department of Health

TB Control Program
Call: 301-600-3342
Location: 350 Montevue Lane, Frederick, MD 21702

Talbot County, Maryland Department of Health

Disease Surveillance Program
Call: 410-819-5600
Location: 100 S. Hanson Street, Easton, MD 21601

Charles County Department of Health

Communicable Disease/Adult Immunization Services
Call: 301-609-6900
Location: 4545 Crain Highway, White Plains, MD 20695

Baltimore County Maryland Department of Health

Tuberculosis Program
Call: 410-887-2711
Location: 6401 York Road, Third Floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21212-2130

Washington, DC Department of Health

TB Control and Test Clinic
Call: 202-698-4040
Location: DC General Hospital Campus, 1900 Massachusetts Ave SE, Bldg. 15, Washington DC 20003

Henrico County, Virginia Department of Health

TB Services
Call: 804-501-4651
Locations:
West Clinic - 8600 Dixon Powers Dr., Henrico, VA 23228
East Clinic - 1400 N. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, VA 23223

Fauquier County, Virginia Department of Health

Call: 540-347-6400
Location: Clinic Services - 330 Hospital Drive, Suite 101, Warrenton, VA 20186

Somerset, New Jersey Department of Health

Call: 908-231-7155
Location: 27 Warren Street, PO Box 3000, Somerville, NJ 08876

Lenoir County, North Carolina Department of Health

Call: 252-526-4200
Location: 201 N. McLewean Street, Kinston, NC 28502

Washington County, Maryland Department of Health and Human Services

Call: 240-313-2350


Submit Questions/Comments

Your health and safety is important to all of us at Holy Cross Health. We regret the inconvenience this TB exposure may cause you. We encourage you to contact us with any questions or comments and someone will respond as soon as possible.
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