Tuberculosis Detection and Treatment

Provider Type

  • Physicians
  • Participating Physician Groups (PPG)
  • Hospitals
  • Ancillary

Tuberculosis (TB) screening, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up are covered services for Health Net Medi-Cal members. Health Net and its participating providers, provide TB care and treatment in compliance with the guidelines recommended by the American Thoracic Society and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Health Net coordinates with local health departments (LHDs) in the provision of LHD's Direct Observation Therapy (DOT) program.

Early diagnosis, immediate reporting to LHDs and effective TB treatment are critical to interrupting continued transmission of TB. Physicians must report known or suspected cases to the LHD TB Control program office within one working day of identification (17 CCR 2505).