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Public Health - Seattle & King County

Tuberculosis (TB) Control Program

Harborview Medical Center
325 - 9th Ave, Box #359776
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-744-4579
Fax: 206-744-4350

Clinic hours: Appointments are required

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
    8:00 am to 4:30 pm

  • Wednesdays
    1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

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Patients
  • Where do I get a tuberculosis (TB) test?
    Public Health - Seattle & King County no longer provides TB testing for work or school purposes. This service can be provided by your private medical provider, community health center or occupational health center in your area.

  • CDC Division of Tuberculosis Elimination
    Highlights include basic facts, treatment, testing and diagnosis, TB & HIV coinfection, infection control and prevention, vaccines and immunization, TB in specific populations, laboratory information, drug resistant TB and research.
Providers, clinics, and social service agencies

Physicians are required by state law to report suspected cases of active TB to the county health department within one day. Do not wait for culture confirmation, which may take up to two months, to report the case. Delayed reporting may contribute to the development of multidrug resistance and to increased transmission of infection and disease if contact investigation is delayed. A case does not need to be referred, simply reported. Quarterly status reports on each diseased patient must be furnished to the county TB control program. Positive skin test results do not need to be reported or referred, though they may be referred for further evaluation.

Surveillance, epidemiology and research
  • Annual TB reports and data summary
    In King County, 114 cases of TB were reported in 2013. The rate of TB (5.8 cases per 100,000) increased 6% from 2012. On average, more than two cases of tuberculosis are diagnosed in King County each week. Another 100,000 residents are infected with TB, but the microbe lies dormant.

Our mission is to interrupt the transmission of tuberculosis in Seattle & King County