​​clinical services  Communicable Diseases & Tuberculosis

​General Communicable Disease

The New Hanover County Health Department is responsible for the investigation of reportable communication diseases in accordance with NC General Statutes 130A-144.

  • The purpose of a communicable disease investigation is to protect public health. For instance, the department researches the source of an outbreak and prevents the illness from being spread.

  • The diseases that are required to be reported can be found at the North Carolina Communicable Disease website.

  • Public Health Nurses monitor case reports of communicable diseases from physicians, health care providers, laboratories, child care facilities, schools and restaurants in New Hanover County

  • For more information, call (910) 798-6531

Tuberculosis (TB) 

The health department has the responsibility and legal authority to coordinate all TB efforts in New Hanover County.

  • TB Skin Test Hours:
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 7:45am - 4:30pm
    TB Skin Tests must be read 48-72 hours after they are placed.

  • Services provided by Public Health Nurses:

    • TB Skin Testing

    • Chest X-Ray Referrals

    • Clinical Evaluations

    • TB Medications - furnished at no cost.

More detailed information on TB disease and NC TB Control state statistics can be found at the North Carolina State Website or by calling (910)798-6533

Communicable Disease and TB reportable disease data for New Hanover County can be accessed by CLICKING HERE.