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Bloodborne Pathogens Protocol

Bloodborne pathogens are infectious microorganisms in human blood that can cause disease in humans. These pathogens include, but are not limited to, hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Needlesticks and other sharps-related injuries may expose workers to bloodborne pathogens.

Employees exposed to bloodborne pathogens must immediately notify their supervisor. Treatment should be obtained from TruHealth, the MCSIP Designated Treatment Provider. After hours, Dr. Manbir Takhar of TruHealth is available to provide treatment and consultation services by telephone. After hours, call Dr. Takhar @ 301.428.1070 and the after-hour service will connect you.

Care for the evaluation and the source testing is free to the employee. 

12321 Middlebrook Rd
Germantown, MD 20874
Office 301.428.1070 Fax 301.428.3192
After-hours: Call Dr. Manbir Takhar @ 301.428.1070 and the after-hours service will connect you.

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 7:30 PM Saturday – Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Including Federal Holidays)
The supervisor should provide the TruHealth location and number to the employee. If possible, the supervisor should call to notify TruHealth that the employee will be arriving for an evaluation.

The employee should contact Dr. Takhar at 301.428.1070. Following the discussion with Dr.
Takhar, if care is recommended treatment should be received from the nearest emergency
facility. Dr. Takhar will contact the selected facility to discuss treatment options. During the next
business day, the employee should contact TruHealth to discuss a convenient time to see
Dr. Takhar.

Montgomery County Hospitals

Holy Cross Hospital
1500 Forest Glen Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Holy Cross Germantown Hospital
19801 Observation Drive
Germantown, MD 20876

Montgomery General Hospital
18101 Prince Philip Dr.
Olney, MD 20832

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital
9901 Medical Center Dr.
Rockville, MD 20850

Shady Grove Adventist Emergency Center
19731 Germantown Road Germantown, MD 20874

Suburban Hospital
8600 Old Georgetown Rd.
Bethesda, MD 20814

Washington Adventist Hospital
7600 Carroll Ave.
Takoma Park, MD 20912

Treatment after Normal Business Hours

If treatment is required after hours, the emergency room physician will administer the necessary medication. However, if this is not possible and there are immediate pharmaceutical needs, the supervisor should visit the Montgomery County Self Insurance Program for First Fill information. To assist the employee, the supervisor should print the First Fill information. The First Fill program eliminates the need for out-of-pocket expenses thus making the process convenient for the employee. Alternatively, if preferred there is also the option to call CorVel Pharmacy Solutions toll free at 800.563.8438 for assistance locating a participating pharmacist. Blue Door Family Pharmacies, an in-network provider located at 19851 Observation Dr., Ste. 145, Germantown, MD 20876. Telephone 301.515.1915, Fax 301.515.0682 regularly stocks medications used to treat exposure to bloodborne pathogens. If the required medication is not in stock the pharmacist will order for rush delivery.
24- Hour Pharmacy Locations
CorVel has several pharmacy locations within Montgomery County and surrounding areas. Please visit Find a Pharmacy and follow instructions for pharmacy locator.

Source Testing: 

TruHealth will provide source testing. The employee requesting source to be tested must provide CorVel and TruHealth with the necessary contact information for the source. If testing is performed by an area hospital, the source will need to give permission for the results to be released to TruHealth.

Important Numbers

Dial these numbers if in need.

(240) 777 7644


(800) 422 0009

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