Stanislaus TB Clinic Information Update – And Resource for Future Assistance
|Date:||May 30, 2019|
|To:||Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ) Stanislaus County Practices & Providers|
|From:||HPSJ Medical Management Department|
|Subject:||Stanislaus TB Clinic Information Update – And Resource for Future Assistance|
|Business:||Medi-Cal Managed Care|
This message is to inform you of upcoming changes to clinical services provided at the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency—Public Health, Tuberculosis Clinic (TB Clinic).
Effective June 1, 2019, the Public Health TB Clinic will no longer offer TB Screening (PPD/IGRA/Risk Assessment), treatment for Latent TB infections (LTBI), or Clearance for work and/or school. Patients should seek care from their regular provider or from a federally qualified health center (FQHC) in the community. The primary role of the TB program will be to ensure appropriate hospital discharge and medical case management for patients with TB disease. This will include contact investigations, and providing Directly Observed Therapy (DOT) to all Patients with TB disease.
Assistance with TB diagnosis and treatment is available by sending an email to TBNurse@schsa.org or calling 209.558.8880 and speaking with a TB nurse.
The TB program will continue to provide medical consultation to hospitals, primary care providers, and civil surgeons.
Health Plan of San Joaquin is dedicated to providing all members the best health care available in the most effective and efficient manner. Thank you for being one of our valued partners. If you have questions, please contact our Customer Service Department at 209-942-6320.
REMINDER: If not already submitting your billings electronically (EDI) and not receiving your payments deposited directly into your bank account (EFT) and receiving your remittance advice (RA) electronically (ERA), please call your Provider Services Representative today. By signing up for EDI, EFT and ERA services, you typically receive your payments 2-3 days sooner instead.