Tuberculosis & Hepatitis Control

Tuberculosis Control 

Riley County Health Department's tuberculosis control activities aim to protect the population from tuberculosis and prevent the spread of tuberculosis.

Tuberculosis, also called TB, is a bacterial disease that is spread from person-to-person through the air. It can be spread when someone who is infected coughs, sneezes, or speaks. TB is highly contagious. 

Tuberculosis poster

Testing and Treatment 

The Riley County Health Department offers TB skin tests, direct observed medical treatment, and disease investigation for contacts who may have been exposed to persons infected with tuberculosis. TB Skin Tests cost $15, and payment is due at time of service. 

TB Skin Tests are placed:

  • Monday and Tuesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm 
  • Wednesday and Friday: 8:00am - 2:00pm 
  • Thursday: No TB skin tests

TB Skin Tests are read: 

  • Monday - Wednesday: 8:30am - 4:40pm 
  • Thursday: 10:00am - 6:30pm 
  • Friday: 8:30am - 2:30pm 

For more information, and/or to schedule an appointment, please visit the Clinic page. Sliding fee scales based on family size and income are available, and all major health insurance and KanCare are accepted. RCHD is a preferred provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Aetna. 

Hepatitis Investigation and Control 

Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver, and caused by a virus. There are three main types of hepatitis: A, B, and C. 

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease that is the result of infection with the Hepatitis A virus. Hepatitis A can be transmitted when hands, food, water or other objects become contaminated with infected stool and then get into someone's mouth. Foodborne Hepatitis A outbreaks are common throughout the United States. Hepatitis A Fact Sheet (pdf). A vaccine is available to prevent Hepatitis A infection. 

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is a virus that infected the liver. Most individuals with Hepatitis B are contagious for approximately 6 months. For more information, click on the Hepatitis B Fact Sheet (pdf). A vaccine is available to prevent Hepatitis B infection. 

Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is a contagious liver disease caused by the Hepatitis C virus. Hepatitis C is spread through exposure to infectious blood and bodily fluids. Potential exposures include need sticks, injection drug use, and receipt of donated blood, blood products, and organs that from a Hepatitis C positive donor. For more information, click on the Hepatitis C Fact Sheet (pdf)