Tuberculosis Clinic

 
 

The Olmsted County Tuberculosis Clinic was opened in 2001 and is located in the Olmsted County Public Health Services building.  It is staffed by Olmsted County public health nursing and laboratory staff and Mayo Clinic physicians specializing in tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment.  All medical practitioners in Olmsted County are encouraged to refer patients with suspected active tuberculosis to the Olmsted County Tuberculosis Clinic for radiologic and laboratory testing and appropriate rule-out or directly observed therapy.  Interpreter services are provided when needed.

These services are also available to residences of neighboring Southeastern Minnesota Counties who have contracted with Olmsted County to provide the service.  Please consult with your local public health administrator to determine eligibility. 

Watch the video below to learn more about TB:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFZ1TEDJlqI

 Services:  
  • TB testing
  • Evaluation and treatment of latent TB infection (LTBI)
  • Treatment of active TB disease using Directly Observed Therapy (DOT)
  • Diagnosis, evaluation and rule-out of active TB disease
  • Contact investigations, testing, and follow-up of contacts
  • Nursing Case Management of TB patients

There is currently a nation-wide shortage of the two products used to perform Tuberculin Skin Tests.  This shortage is limiting the testing that Olmsted County Public Health can provide for Tuberculosis.  We are requesting that those needing testing call to speak to the clinic staff regarding testing options as testing will require an appointment. 

TB Testing Hours:

Please call 328-7500 for appointment

Fees:

  • For Olmsted County residents diagnosed with latent or active TB disease, all medications and services related to treatment are provided without charge. 
  • We accept cash, American Express/Discover, Visa and MasterCard as well as Medical Assistance, Minnesota Care, U-Care and Medica as payment for skin tests. 
  • We are unable to accept private insurance. 

To refer patients for evaluation of suspected active TB, or treatment of LTBI, or other patient referrals, contact Kevin McCoy, PHN at 507 328-7477 or email: mccoy.kevin@co.olmsted.mn.us