I am a Person with Active TB Disease.

The Tuberculosis (TB) Control Program detects, controls, and prevents the spread of TB in our community through treatment, case management, contact investigation, and education. We invite you to explore our site to learn more about the programs and the services we offer.


Case Management

People that are being treated for active tuberculosis are assigned a Public Health Nurse (PHN) case manager. The PHN may work with a patient’s private doctor to reach the best results. 

A public health nurse contacts providers or patients to set up home visits. A case manager (PHN) may also help patients by: 

  • Making sure that patients take their medications through directly observed therapy (DOT).
  • Teaching the patient and family about TB disease.
  • Contacting persons exposed to the patient while infectious.
  • Telling providers of possible side effects. Sometimes, the patient may be told to stop TB medication until the nursing staff gets direction from the provider.

Please notify the nurse if there are changes to the patient’s TB medications or other issues.


I Need Help.

If you have a question about your pills or your medical treatment, please contact your nurse.
If you believe you are having a life-threatening emergency, please call 9-1-1.


New Patient Packet

Directly Observed Therapy (DOT)

Directly observed therapy (DOT) is used to ensure the person receives and takes all medications as prescribed and to monitor response to treatment. DOT is widely used to manage tuberculosis (TB) disease. In HIV treatment, DOT is sometimes called directly administered antiretroviral therapy (DAART).


Emocha Directly Observed Therapy (DOT) Video

TB Patient Support

Help us eliminate TB. Click the link below to find out more.

San Diego County TB Elimination Initiative.


For more information, call 619-692-5565 or send us an email.