SFDPH TB Clinic and TB Screening for Parolees from
Ukraine, Venezuela, Haiti, Cuba, and Nicaragua
On April 21, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the establishment of Uniting for Ukraine (U4U), a program that establishes a pathway for Ukrainian citizens with a sponsor to enter the US for temporary stay.. In October 2022 a similar opportunity was provided for Venezuelans, and in January 2023 DHS implemented a program for temporary stay in the US for Haitians, Cubans, and Nicaraguans.
Participants, or “parolees”, are required to meet specific health requirements upon arrival, including completion of an attestation of TB screening with an interferon-gamma-release assay (IGRA) for parolees ≥ 2 years of age within 90 days of US entry. The SFDPH TB Clinic is open for TB screening for any parolees with a San Francisco address. Because parolees have not been screened for TB overseas prior to US entry, our comprehensive TB screening includes symptom review, IGRA testing and chest X-ray. Chest X-ray is a very sensitive test for TB, and can help us identify TB early, initiate treatment quickly and prevent transmission to family, friends and other contacts.
U4U parolees may also be eligible for state and federal benefits and should visit the SFDPH Newcomers Health Program for more details.
Drop-in hours for TB screening for all parolees with a San Francisco address are:
Monday 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am to 1:00 pm
All TB screening is free-of-charge, and the results are kept strictly confidential and are not shared with anyone without permission.
We also have flyers available in Ukrainian, Spanish, French, and Creole.
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Last update 4/7/23