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Tuberculosis Control Clinic

Nobles County, Minnesota

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In cooperation with our citizens, we improve the quality of life for individuals, families and communities by fostering a healthy economy and environment in Nobles County.


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Nobles County Community Health Services

318 Ninth St.
PO Box 189
Worthington, MN 56187

For appointments for WIC, Immunizations, and Refugee Health please call:

(507) 295-5360(p)
(507) 372-5094 (f)


Phone Contact Process

If this is an emergency, call 911.

  • If you are ill, call your health care provider.
  • For a poisoning emergency, call the Minnesota Poison Control System at 1-800-222-1222.
  • During business hours, to reach the Minnesota Department of Health, call 651-201-5000 or 1-888-345-0823, or for TTY: 651-201-5797
  • If you are a physician calling about an infectious disease, please call 651-201-5414 or 1-877-676-5414, anytime.
  • To report a natural or manmade emergency that may have serious public health consequences for the community, call the local public health office at 507-295-5213.

Tuberculosis & Directly Observed Therapy

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Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious disease which attacks the lungs and can lead to death if not properly treated. It is spread by breathing in germs from an infected person and can be caught by anyone. The only way to find out if you are infected with TB is to have a PPD skin test. The test is quick and painless. Results are available in two to three days. If you are from a country in which TB infection rates are high, have recently come in contact with active TB, are HIV-positive, or have symptoms of TB (weight loss, loss of appetite, fatigue, cough, night sweats), then a PPD skin test is recommended.

The Tuberculosis Control Clinic provides case management and Directly Observed Therapy (DOT) for persons with suspect or active TB. The clinic also provides follow-up and preventive therapy for individuals with Latent Tuberculosis Infections (LTBI). Routine TB skin testing for work or school can also be provided through our clinic.

Tuberculin skin tests (PPDs) are administered and read at our Immunization Clinics. Because the test must be read within 48 to 72 hours after it is administered, TB tests are not given on Thursdays or the day before a three-day weekend.

Microscope Tuberculosis Cells