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  • Disease Control

    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:

    Epidemiology

    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) 243-7800.

    Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) and HIV

    The goal of these programs is to provide services and resources to prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases including HIV. By providing counseling and testing, partner counseling and referral services, education, and clinical services for the diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted disease, the STD/HIV Program staff members serve both the individual and the community.

    Please be aware that waiting time for services will vary depending on the number of clients present. The STD screening fee is $40 including an HIV test. The HIV test fee alone is $20.

    The clinic is open 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday and service is provided on a walk-in basis. The clinic is located at 332 S. Freeway (on the southbound frontage road of I-10) in Tucson.

    For more information or questions, clinic staff members can be reached by phone from 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday at (520) 791-7676.
    Clinic Fees (confidential service)
    Clinic/Express (includes HIV/STD testing)
    $40
    HIV Test $20

    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 philosophy of the TB Control Program is to provide the most current and effective treatment for TB to the people of Pima County.

    The Purpose of TB Control is to:

    • Identify and treat individuals with active TB Disease.
    • Identify contacts to active cases, test and treat if appropriate.
    • Identify high-risk populations and screen for TB Infection and/or disease.

    Our Program and what we offer:

    • Pima County Health Department TB Control operates a clinic four days a week staffed by Public Health Nurses and a clinician with expertise in the management of TB disease and TB infection.
    • 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.

    Clinic Location:
    2980 E. Ajo Way
    Tucson, AZ 85713

    Clinic Hours:
    7:30am to 12:00pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday
    12:00pm to 4:00pm Tuesday
    Closed Thursdays

    Skin Testing:
    Walk-in basis during clinic hours
    X-rays or consultation: Appointment only

    Referring Agencies -
    Clinic Services Billing Form


    Fee for Services
    TB Skin Test $15
    Chest X-Ray $63
    Clearance Card (no skin test) - Chest film on file $22
    Clearance Card (no skin test) - Outside film $40

    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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    Ste. 100
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