Tuberculosis Prevention & Control Office

Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Office

The Island Tuberculosis Program (Island TB Program) is responsible for all tuberculosis prevention and control activities within Island Health.

On March 3rd 2014, Tuberculosis programs and services were reorganized to provide better and more standardized services across Island Health’s entire service area.

*Please be aware that during this time, the Island TB Program Victoria is not accommodating walk-in/ drop appointments due to the current Covid limitations.  

Physicians requiring TB screening for patients starting on biological medications or symptomatic enquiries please organize a chest x-ray and fax a referral to the Island TB Program at 250-519-1505.  
 

Services Available

Tuberculin Skin Testing

Reason for skin test South Island

Central & North Island

Cost
Symptomatic clients referred by a health care provider Referring physician please fax request to the Victoria Island TB Program Call the closest Public Health Unit No charge
Household or close personal contacts of individuals with active TB Call the Victoria Island TB Program Call the closest Public Health Unit No charge
Clients starting on biological medications Referring physician please fax request to the Victoria Island TB Program Call the closest Public Health Unit No charge
Clients entering a treatment facility Call the Victoria Island TB Program Call the closest Public Health Unit No charge
Volunteers (with volunteer agency letter) Call the Victoria Island TB Program Call the closest Public Health Unit No charge
Requirement for education, employment or travel

Contact your local travel clinic

Saltspring Public Health Unit: Available for $40 fee.

Call the closest Public Health Unit Travel Clinics: Charges vary (up to $40+). 
Public Health Clinics: $40

 

Other Services

These Services Provided at No Cost unless indicated

Service South Island North & Central Island
Management of latent and active TB cases Victoria TB Clinic Public Health Unit, outreach clinics, telehealth
Tuberculosis outbreak management Victoria TB Clinic Public Health Unit, outreach clinics, telehealth
Chest X-rays for individuals with previous
positive tuberculin skin who have active MSP coverage
Victoria TB Clinic Public Health Unit, outreach clinics, telehealth
Assessment of individuals with positive tuberculin skin tests Victoria TB Clinic Public Health Unit, outreach clinics, telehealth
Immigration surveillance screening. ** May be costs associated with screening** Victoria TB Clinic Public Health Unit, outreach clinics, telehealth
Antibiotic therapy for tuberculosis infection and disease Victoria TB Clinic Public Health Unit, outreach clinics, telehealth
Educational resources for health care professionals Victoria TB Clinic Public Health Unit, outreach clinics, telehealth

General Information on Tuberculosis Prevention & Control Office

Referral Required?
Not required
Contact Us

Island TB Program
Royal Jubilee Hospital
Royal Block, Level 4
1952 Bay St
Victoria B.C.
V8R 1J8

250-519-1510
Fax: 250-519-1505

 

Hours of Operation

Hours of clinic operation:
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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