Jefferson University Hospitals

Tuberculosis

In the United States, comprehensive public health measures have drastically reduced the rates of tuberculosis (TB). However, despite many advances in treatment and vaccinations, TB remains a major cause of illness and death worldwide, especially in Africa and Asia. If you are planning to travel outside of the United States, it is extremely important to talk with a travel medicine specialist as far in advance of your trip as possible.

For expert help regarding TB, turn to the Travel Medicine Services team at Jefferson. Our services are comprehensive and convenient. Based on where you plan to journey, we can advise you of the precautions you should take and administer the needed vaccinations – all in one visit to our Center City Philadelphia office. During your visit, our team will also provide helpful hints to keep you healthy before and during your trip.

If you are diagnosed with TB here at home, our infectious disease specialists can provide the treatment you need to recover. If you have TB due to a suppressed immune system as a result of HIV or AIDS, our specialists will work with you to coordinate your care so that you are treated optimally for your specific situation.

Making an appointment

To schedule an appointment with an infectious disease specialist, please call 215-955-5161. The Outpatient Clinic is located at 834 Walnut Street, Suite 650, in Center City Philadelphia.

Appointments for Travel Medicine Services are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Although it's ideal to schedule your appointment six to eight weeks before your departure date, if you're leaving sooner, please don't assume you cannot or should not seek care. To schedule a consultation, please call 215-955-0860.

The Travel Medicine Office is located at 833 Chestnut Street, Suite 205, within the University Health Services Office in Center City Philadelphia.