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Reporting TB to the Health Department



The San Francisco TB Clinic provides consultation, directly observed therapy, case management and clinical services for patients with TB infection and/or disease. A Disease Control Investigator is assigned to each active TB case to investigate who has been exposed, provide testing and follow-up of contacts, assess the sites of potential transmission, and promote patient adherence. Each active case is assigned a nurse case manager who oversees the care of the patient until completion.


Any confirmed or suspected case of active TB disease is required by law to be reported within one working day to the TB Control Section by telephone at (415) 206-8524, or by fax at (415) 206-4565.

DO NOT wait for laboratory results to confirm the diagnosis prior to reporting.


All active TB patients being discharged from the hospital or transferred to another healthcare or congregate facility require prior approval by SF TB Control. 


Please call (415) 206-8524 during weekdays/working hours (Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm) to report suspected or confirmed TB cases and for discharge approval issues; after-hours and weekends, call (415) 554-3613 and request the operator connect you to the on-call provider regarding a Tuberculosis case.



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