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.

Services Available

Tuberculin Skin Testing

Reason for skin test South Island

Central & North Island

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

Metro Victoria: Available only through local travel medicine clinics

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 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

Royal Jubilee Hospital
Royal Block, 4th floor
1952 Bay St
Victoria B.C.
V8R 1J8

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

 

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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