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Tuberculosis (TB) is a reportable disease in Oklahoma.  TB is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which usually affects the lungs. However, other parts of the body can be affected. When someone with TB disease of the lung coughs, sneezes, laughs, or sings, TB bacteria get into the air. People who share the same air space with this person may breathe in the bacteria.

TB symptoms may include feeling weak or sick, weight loss, fever and night sweats.  Persons with TB of the lung may have complaints of cough, chest pain, and/or coughing up blood.  Other symptoms depend on the particular part of the body that is affected.


  • TB Skin test for TB infection for persons:
    • with a specific order from a physician
    • with chronic cough/other symptoms of TB
    • with contacts to individuals known or suspected to have TB
    • reporting a prior "positive" TB skin test
    • in "high risk" groups
      • homeless persons
      • inmates of city or county jail facilities (when symptomatic or there is a question of possible active TB)
      • alcoholics and intravenous drug abusers
      • persons entering substance abuse therapy programs
      • persons with HIV infections or AIDS
      • foreign born person 
      • immigrants and refugees
      • diabetic
  • Additional diagnostic procedures, as needed
  • Treatment, per physician's orders, for persons with active TB disease (including provision of medications)
  • Monitoring of clients on TB therapy
  • Directly Observed Therapy (DOT)
  • Follow up of previously treated persons
  • Investigation and review of TB cases and suspects 
  • Client education
  • Consultation and referral 


No fee is charged.


TB Services are provided 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday. 

Please call. If you are experiencing symptoms, you will be directed on how to access the clinic while minimizing exposure to others. 

Additional resources

For more information, please call

  • Ponca City area - (580) 762-1641
  • Blackwell area - (580) 363-5520
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