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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, TB 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 and

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

Sooke, Saltspring Public Health Units: Available for $40 **fee.

Call the closest Public Health Unit

Travel Clinics: Charges vary (up to $40). Public Health Clinics: $40 **

**Note: This price is effective April 1, 2014 and will increase from the current charge of $20 to better reflect the cost of providing this service.

Other Services

These Services Provided at No Cost unless indicated

Service

South Island

Central & North 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

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

Antibiotic therapy for tuberculosis infection and disease

 Victoria TB Clinic

Public Health Unit

Educational resources for health care professionals

 

Victoria TB Clinic

Public Health Unit, outreach clinics, telehealth