The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District (Metro Health) Chest and Tuberculosis (TB) clinic located at 814 McCullough will close its doors to the public on March 21 and relocate to a new location on the Texas Center for Infectious Diseases (TCID) campus at 2303 S.E. Military Drive. The new clinic is scheduled to open April 8, 2014. During the transition phase, temporary facilities will be available at 2303 S.E. Military, Building 514, starting March 26, 2014.
With this move, clinic staff will have increased access to specialized physicians, sophisticated laboratory testing, as well as enhanced training opportunities and x-ray capabilities.
The new 4,879 square-foot clinic features four exam rooms and allows increased access to specialists working at the TCID campus, providing faster and more convenient services for clients. In addition, on-site x-ray capabilities and a cafeteria will provide more convenience to patients and their families. The clinic is easily accessible by several bus routes and in close proximity to IH 37. The clinic offers free parking for its customers and represents Metro Health’s overall goal to be more neighborhood-based.
The clinic relocation strengthens the TB programs for the entire region, and the proximity to TCID staff helps the team work through enforcement and quarantine issues.
Services will be unavailable from March 24 - 31. Individuals needing services during this week should call (210) 207-8823.
TB is a bacteria that is spread through the air from one person to another. People that spend a significant amount of time near the sick person can breathe TB into their lungs.
The TB Prevention and Control Program provides examination, diagnosis and treatment with directly observed therapy (DOT) for people with suspected or confirmed active TB disease. The program also provides screening and preventive medicine for people with a known exposure to TB or people from high-risk populations. For more information on Metro Health, visit the Metro Health website.