The Tuberculosis Program (TB) Program staff members provide expert consultation at (603) 271-4496 regarding:
- Contact investigation procedures
- Diagnosis and treatment of TB and Latent TB Infection (LTBI)
- Health-care worker TB testing
- Infection control recommendations
- New recommendations and guidelines from the CDC
Tuberculosis Reporting Requirements
NH statute RSA-141C and Administrative Rules HeP-300 require reporting of suspect or confirmed cases of tuberculosis disease within 24 hours and Latent TB Infection within 72 hours. Reports can be called into the program or reported using the Communicable Disease Reporting Form .
Upcoming Events/Training Information
The NH TB Program offers various training programs and educational resources about TB and LTBI.
The four Tuberculosis Regional Training and Medical Consultation Centers (RTMCC) in the US offer a multitude of training opportunities and educational resources. New England's RTMCC, the New Jersey Global TB Institute, offers many programs throughout New England.
NH Reports/Statistical Information
New Hampshire is one of the lowest incidence states for TB in the nation, averaging 20 cases of active disease annually. Reports of TB and LTBI are monitored throughout the state and reported to the CDC. The highest risk factor for a TB diagnosis in NH is having been born in a foreign country where TB is commonly seen.
Information about TB in the communities you serve is available and can be used to conduct the annual risk assessment for your setting.
Patient Financial Assistance Eligibility
Financial assistance is available for TB related care for patients who have no health insurance and a limited income. Reimbursement is made at the Medicaid rate directly to providers and pharmacies for TB-related visits, medications and laboratory testing. The TB Fund is always the payer of the last resort.
Tuberculosis Laboratory Testing
The New Hampshire Public Health Laboratories offer free testing for suspect TB diagnoses. Tests offered include AFB smear, AFB culture, TB susceptibility and genotyping testing.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Find answers to questions that the NH TB Program frequently responds to from health care professionals, patients and the general public.
- Find answers from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention to frequently asked questions about TB.
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