Tuberculosis & Communicable Disease Control

The Tuberculosis (TB) and Communicable Disease Control Program staff work with medical providers, educate the public, and perform disease surveillance, investigations, and contact tracing to prevent the occurrence and spread of infectious disease and epidemics.

Hours

Please note: On-site tuberculosis screening is operating on a modified schedule and with strict safety protocols in place. Tuberculosis clinic is currently operating by appointment only. We are not seeing walk-in clients at this time. Please call (203) 854-7776 to make in appointment and read through all COVID-19 protocols below before arriving for your appointment.
  • Mondays 1 pm - 4 pm
  • Wednesdays 9 am - 12 pm

COVID-19 Protocols


Clients must:
  • Have an appointment
  • Wear mask or face covering
  • Stay outside the building in their vehicle, and call (203) 854-7776 when they arrive in the parking lot.
  • Answer questions about their symptoms, exposures, and travel history to determine if they can be seen. 
  • Wait to be called into the building for clinic services.
  • Receive temperature check and sanitize hands at the door.

Tuberculosis


The TB Control Program evaluates, diagnoses, and treats latent (inactive) TB disease with free medication. The division also provides TB screening and educational programs, and monitors TB activity within the community. Skin testing is also available by appointment for a $30 charge. With the report of an active case of TB, program staff will conduct an investigation of the disease to locate the source.

Other Communicable Diseases


The Communicable Disease Program conducts surveillance of all reportable communicable diseases in the Norwalk area. The division offers investigation and outbreak control of diseases such as bacterial meningitis, hepatitis, foodborne illnesses, rubella (German measles), and whooping cough.

The Health Department staff also act as contacts between state and local health care agencies to prevent diseases. In addition, staff are available to speak and provide educational programs for schools and community groups.

Contact Us


Norwalk Health Department


(203) 854-7776

More Information about TB and Communicable Diseases

Tuberculosis Overview
Basic TB Facts
Communicable Diseases (also called Infectious Diseases)