Reporting TB to the Health Department
How to Report:
- Call (415) 206-3398 to make an initial report within 24 hours of diagnosis. A staff member will take your call Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM. At other times, a recorded message will provide reporting instructions.
- The following information should be faxed to TB Control (415-206-8524) within 24 hours of diagnosis.
- Confidential Morbidity Report Form
- Progress or Consult Note
- Baseline labs
- Sputum smear, culture, and/or PCR results
- Pathology results, if available
- Radiology Report
- At this time, SFDPH TB Control is not using the CalREDIE Provider Portal.
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.
In addition, all patients with confirmed or suspected active TB on TB medications and being discharged from the hospital or transferred to another healthcare or congregate facility require written approval by the health officer / San Francisco TB Control. Link to Discharge Approval