Resources for Health Care Professionals and Partners

TB x-ray

Call the Vermont Department of Health Epidemiology program at 802-863-7240 (available 24/7) to report suspected and confirmed cases of active TB disease, or for:

  • Expert medical consultation
  • More information about TB services provided by the health department
  • Educational materials for health care providers and for the public
Laboratory Testing

The Vermont Department of Health Laboratory performs diagnostic testing (smear, culture, nucleic acid amplification rapid testing) for tuberculosis. More information on clinical tests and specimen requirements can be found on the Public Health Lab webpages.

The Health Department provides medications to treat active TB disease and latent TB infection at no charge to the patient. We will pay for TB clinical follow-up for patients who are uninsured or underinsured. Call the TB program for more information on reimbursement for TB services.

Treatment Guidance

Infectious disease specialists from the University of Vermont Medical Center can provide consultation to Vermont health care providers who are caring for patient who have active TB disease or latent TB infection. Health care providers may call the Health Department to arrange for a consultation, or call the University of Vermont Medical Center provider access system directly (802-847-2700) to be connected with the infectious disease physician on call.

Resources for Treatment of Active TB Disease

Active TB disease must always be ruled out before starting treatment for latent TB infection.
More Resources

The Rutgers Global TB Institute is one of four Regional Training and Medical Consultation Centers (RTMCC) in the United States. Their site contains numerous training and educational resources for health care providers.