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    Disease Control
    Disease Control strives to reduce the incidence of disease morbidity and mortality in Pima County. This is accomplished through the efforts of the following sections:


    This section assists in identifying community health problems, compiling the Pima County Health Status Report, and developing appropriate intervention programs and strategies. The major components of epidemiological activity in Disease Control are:
    • Surveillance
    • Investigation
    • Intervention
    For any questions or concerns regarding disease, call our Disease Control line at
    (520) 724-7797.

    Vaccine Preventable Disease (VPDs)

    This section focuses on prevention through immunizations, investigations, and the implementation of disease control measures for vaccine preventable disease (VPDs).

    The major components of immunization activity in support of Disease Control are:
    • Monitoring progress towards the Year 2000 Goal of immunizing 90 percent of two-year old children in Pima County.
    • Child Care and school immunization assessments.
    • Provider base clinic record assessments.
    • Ordering, distributing and monitoring the public funded vaccine for department clinics and community sites.
    • Provide information on immunization schedules, administration techniques and vaccine management.
    • Investigation of reported VPDs to confirm the problem case, determine the areas of risk, and implement appropriate control measures.
    • Collaborate with the Southern Arizona Immunization Committee.
    • Establish new mother education programs in Pima County hospitals.
    • Maintain the HBgAg positive, perinatal Hepatitis B program.

    Tuberculosis (TB) Program

    The Tuberculosis Clinic is responsible for protecting the residents of Pima County through:

    • Identifying and facilitating the treatment of individuals with active TB disease
    • Identifying contacts to active cases, testing and treating if appropriate
    • screening high risk populations

    Our Program and what we offer:

    • Pima County Health Department TB Control is staffed by Public Health Nurses and clinician (s) with expertise in management of TB.
    • Medication is delivered through direct observation therapy by trained outreach workers.
    • Treatment of TB is without cost to the individual.
    • Each individual has a nurse case manager which oversees his/her treatment and provides support through the treatment process.
    • Consultation is available for physicians and health care agencies on all aspects of TB therapy.

    Effective January 1, 2015, the TB Clinic will no longer be providing skin testing for the general public. Below are alternative resources for skin testing in the community:

    List of alternate TB skin test locations in PIma County

    Clinic Location:

    2980 E. Ajo Way
    Tucson, AZ 85713

    Clinic Hours:
    By appointment only

    For questions or concerns regarding the TB clinic, please call (520) 724-8491. 

    Well Woman HealthCheck Program

    The Well Woman HealthCheck Program (WWHP) is a free breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic program for uninsured or underinsured women in Arizona.

    The goal of the program is to increase women's access to and utilization of quality screening and diagnostic services to decrease morbidity and mortality from breast and cervical cancer among women who are at risk due to age, medical conditions, income or inadequate access to medical care.

    Do I qualify? Qualification Requirements

    Services Provided:
    • Mammogram
    • Clinical breast exam
    • Pap test and pelvic exam
    • HPV testing
    • Colposcopy, cryosurgery and LEEP
    • Fine needle aspiration
    • Biopsy
    • Case management
    • Transportation for clinical services
    • Referral for treatment, if needed
    • Translation

    Call (520) 628-3591 for more information.

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