Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) improves the health of British Columbians by seeking province-wide solutions to specialized health care needs in collaboration with BC health authorities and other partners.
Provincial TB Services (TBS) is committed to providing British Columbians with appropriate, timely, and safe care. In addition, TBS provides support to physicians managing patients with NTM in outpatient clinics.
Please complete and fax the BCCDC NTM clinic referral form and specify your request:
Rifampin (or rifabutin) and ethambutol are currently provided at no cost by BCCDC Pharmacy Services; BCCDC-funded drug costs may be subject to change.
Note: The BCCDC Pharmacy does not provide other NTM medications (including macrolides or Special Access Program drug requests). A local pharmacy can dispense these medications, or physicians can request specialty medications via Health Canada Special Access Program to the community pharmacy.
Public Health Laboratory Mycobacteriology Requisition.
The PHSA eLab Handbook includes a link to the NTM sensitivities requisition.
Go to the BCCDC TB Manual Appendix E for directions on assessing Visual Acuity and Colour Discrimination. Referral to a community Ophthalmologist or Optometrist for visual monitoring is also an option.
BCCDC TB Clinics NTM Referral Form
Medications are shipped to the patient's pharmacy for dispensing. The BCCDC Pharmacy in Vancouver does not provide a walk-in (counter) service for filling prescriptions.
TB Adherence and Medication Reorder Form.
Medication Handouts in Translated Content
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Please refer to our NTM patient page.
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