Tuberculosis (TB) Control Program
The TB Control Program has been awarded a 10-year grant by CDC to join the TB Trials Consortium (TBTC) from 2021 - 2030. TBTC is a unique collaboration of researchers from CDC, domestic and international public health departments and academic medical centers, and selected Veterans Administration medical centers.
TBTC conducts clinical studies of new or existing drugs and regimens used in the prevention and treatment of TB.
For more information, go to the Research and projects page.
Where to 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 clinic.
Visit our TB Testing FAQ webpage to learn more and see maps for locations on where to get tested and get treatment.
Questions and answers for patients adjusting their immigration status
- Learn about TB exams for adjusting your status and where to obtain care in King County.
- Information for TB Class B arrivals
For health care and social service providers:
Disease reporting requirements
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 results of TB skin test, QuantiFERON, or TSpot do not need to be reported.
TB Control Program
HMC Box 359776
325 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104-2499
We are located in East Clinic wing of Harborview Medical Center, on the ground floor, next to the Gamma Knife Center.
|Phone: 206-744-4579. Appointments are required.|
|For questions about LTBI, email: LTBI@kingcounty.gov|
Download information sheets about tuberculosis and how to take your medicine. Available in multiple languages.
The Washington TB Collaborative Network (WTCN) provides staffing, lab and materials support for Tuberculosis Programs around Washington State and facilitates connections among network partners.
Link/share our site at www.kingcounty.gov/tb