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Tuberculosis Control Program

Clinic Services

For more information send us an email or phone 619-692-5565.

Diagnostic and treatment services for TB are provided at the main TB Clinic, located at the Health Services Complex on Rosecrans Street.

Facilities where this Service is offered

 

Some services, such as tuberculin skin tests (TSTs), chest x-rays (CXRs), and treatment for latent TB infection (LTBI), may also be obtained at Regional Public Health Centers. However, we recommend that patients with insurance see their regular medical provider whenever possible.

Due to schedule changes, only the clinic hours for the Rosecrans Clinic are listed here. Please contact your regional Public Health Center directly to obtain the most current information on clinic hours and services offered.

*Please note that the Rosecrans clinic opens at 10:00 the 1st Tuesday of every month and at 9:00am on all other Tuesdays.

 

 

Tuberculin Skin Test (TST)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 7:30 - 11:30am & 1:00 - 4:00pm

The TST is placed and must be read by a clinician 2-3 days later.

Chest X-Rays

Appointments are recommended call 619-692-5565. X-ray hours are Monday - Friday 8:00am - 12:00 & 1:00 - 4:00pm

Chest x-rays are done when medically indicated for persons who provide documentation of a positive TB skin test, including millimeter reading.

Induced Sputum

Induced sputums for TB can be arranged by appointment only. Physicians (or their staff) should call (619) 692-5565 to make the referral and appointment for their patients.

Treatment of Latent TB Infection (LTBI)

Please call (619) 692-5565 to schedule an appointment.

Pediatric Clinic

Pediatricians from UCSD and Children's Hospital staff the pediatric TB clinic every first and third Tuesday afternoon of the month at the Rosecrans TB clinic. In conjunction with TB Control personnel, the pediatric clinic was established in July 1999 to provide a central site for children in San Diego County to receive TB services. One-time consultation or ongoing care is available regardless of a family's ability to pay. To receive more information or to schedule an appointment, please call the number above.

Fees for Services

Fees for services can be obtained by contacting the clinic at the number above. Fees are based on ability to pay. No one will be denied TB clinic services.

EXCEPTION:Persons requesting TB clearance solely as a condition of employment or to receive professional licensure or certification are required to pay the full amount for services.

For more information send us an email or phone 619-692-5565.