Texas Binational Tuberculosis (TB) Program


The DSHS Binational Tuberculosis (TB) Program in the TB and Hansen’s Disease Branch provides TB prevention and care services addressing the high incidence of TB cases along the Texas-Mexico border to reduce transmission of TB and to protect public health in Texas. Texas has 1,254 miles of border that stretches from the Gulf of Mexico to El Paso. There are four binational program sites serving the Texas-Mexico border (listed below). The Binational Programs are directed by the guiding principles, mission and values of DSHS and the Secretariat of Health. The standards are set forth by the DSHS TB and Hansen's Disease Branch.

TB adult and pediatric medical consultations are available from DSHS Recognized TB Medical Consultants.

News / Noticias

Symptoms of Conronavirus / Síntomas de la enfermedad del coronavirus [CDC]

Binational Funded Programs / Programas financiados binacionales

Referrals / Referencias

Binational Data / Datos Binacionales

Training and Education / Formación y Educación

FAQ's  For the public / Preguntas frecuentes para el público

Juntos | Esperanza de Amistad | Los Dos Laredos | Grupo Sin Fronteras
Map showing service areas of TB Binational Program. Links to the four program areas are above map.

TB Binational Program logo

Quick Links


CDC TB (Spanish) [CDC]

CureTB (Spanish) [CDC]

Migrant Clinician Network/Health Network [Migrant Clinicians Network] (formerly TB NET)

DSHS Office of Border Health

U.S. Mexico Border Health Commission [HHS]

Secretariat of Health [Gobierno de Mexico]

DSHS TB Laboratory

DSHS Pharmacy

Texas Center for Infectious Disease (TCID)

Regional & Local Health Operations (RLHO)

National TB Controllers Association [NTCA]

Heartland National TB Center [Heartland]

US-Mexico Border sister cities and population



Last updated January 11, 2021