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Tuberculosis Clinic

We screen, diagnose and provide treatment for TB at our clinics in Vancouver and New Westminster.
About Us

About Us

We provide TB testing and follow-up care to those with latent TB infection or active TB disease. We do not provide the bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine. Our lower mainland clinics are located in Vancouver and New Westminster.

TB clinics & COVID-19:

We are committed to providing appropriate, timely and safe care to British Columbians. In response to COVID-19, we will continue to see the highest priority TB patients:

  • Virtual Care visits-For many people, your appointments will now be over the phone and not in-person. Our intention is to, as much as possible, limit in-person clinic appointments. 
  • Rescheduled visits-For other people, your appointments may be cancelled or postponed.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. For more information read our TB and COVID-19 handout or go to our TB and COVID-19 section.

Find us

New Westminster clinic

100 – 237 Columbia Street E
New Westminster, BC V3L 3W4

Phone: 604-707-2698 Fax: 604-707-2694

Location & directions

Hours: 
Mon, Tues, Wed, Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Vancouver clinic

BC Centre for Disease Control
655 West 12th Avenue
Vancouver BC V5Z 4R4

Phone: 604-707-2692  Fax: 604-707-2690

Location & directions
Parking

Hours: 
Mon, Tues, Wed, Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Prepare

Partners in Care 

You are an important member of your care team. Here are some ways you can get involved with your own care and prepare for your clinic visit. 

Partners in Care Handouts

English | Korean | Punjabi | Spanish | Tagalog

Traditional Chinese | Simplified Chinese

At the clinic

Making sure we are caring for the right person is important and you will be asked for two ways to identify yourself. You may be asked for your first name, last name, health card, date of birth or driver’s licence or other identifiers. 

It’s okay to speak up if you don’t understand something about your care. Ask for written information to take home with you. Write down questions so you don’t forget them. Ask for an interpreter if you are hearing-impaired or if English is not your first language.

Prevent falls 

Tell us if you have a condition that might make a fall more likely (e.g. seizure disorder, poor balance, feeling faint). Let your clinician know if you have any history of dizziness, light-headedness or fainting at the sight of needles or when blood is drawn. Immediately report any symptoms such as dizziness and light-headedness. Let the care team know if you have fallen in the last 3 months or might need a wheelchair. 

Tell us if you have any known allergies, for example, reactions to medication, food, latex and Band-Aids. Tell us immediately if you’ve had a bad reaction to any medication. Bring a list of your current medications used at home, including vitamins, herbals, inhalers and over-the-counter medications.


If you notice that a medication looks different from what you have been given before, ask us to check the medication and explain why it has changed. Make sure to keep the list up to date. You may use a medication card for this list. Ask if you are unsure about a medication’s purpose or how to take it. 

Use alcohol hand sanitizer or soap and water after coughing or sneezing, after using the washroom or changing a diaper, or touching or examining your genital area. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue into a garbage can and immediately clean your hands. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your sleeve, not your hand. 

Your privacy is important to us and we take the utmost care to protect your information. If you would like a copy of your health care results, please tell your health care provider at the time of your testing. You will need to show photo identification. Please ensure you respect the privacy of other clients by not taking pictures at any time.

Your privacy is important to us and we take the utmost care to protect your information. If you would like a copy of your health care results, please tell your health care provider at the time of your testing. You will need to show photo identification. Please ensure you respect the privacy of other clients by not taking pictures at any time.Your privacy is important to us and we take the utmost care to protect your information. If you would like a copy of your health care results, please tell your health care provider at the time of your testing. You will need to show photo identification. Please ensure you respect the privacy of other clients by not taking pictures at any time.

 

You have the right to: 

  • Know the names and roles of the members of your health care team. 
  • Receive effective care that is considerate, timely and respectful of your diverse views, culture, spiritual traditions, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation and abilities. 
  • Receive information about your health care in a language you understand, with an interpreter accessed through a 3-way telephone call, a client-paid private interpreter or a client-chosen trusted friend or family member, if desired, within reasonable limits.

You are responsible for: 

  • Participating in and making informed choices about the factors that affect your health and health care. 
  • Refraining from the following behaviours towards staff members: violence or threat of violence, verbal abuse, sexual harassment or inappropriate sexual behaviour, use of alcohol or illegal drugs when on the premises, smoking when on the premises 
  • Expressing your satisfaction or dissatisfaction with the services you have received. 
  • Communicating ideas that may improve service delivery. 
  • Respecting other clients, students and staff members. 
  • Following your care plan to the best of your ability. 
  • Following all safety, procedural and emergency directives from staff members and emergency personnel. 
  • Rescheduling or cancelling when you can’t make an appointment so another client may receive care from a clinician. 

Report concerns 

If you have a concern about your care, please discuss it with us and either contact the staff person directly, ask to speak with a supervisor or manager, or complete a comment card. If you are not satisfied with the response, please contact the Patient Care Quality Office.

Referrals

Referrals

TB screening for work or school

TB screening for work or school may be offered by your local health unittravel clinic and at some doctor's offices. There may be a cost for your TB skin test.

Immigration TB Medical Surveillance

Are you new to Canada? Did Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) tell you to complete TB Medical surveillance? Go to Immigration TB medical surveillance to learn about how to get your TB check-up in BC and meet IRCC's requirements.

Health Professionals

Are you a health care provider and want to refer your patient? Find referral forms in our TB Clinical Resources.

Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine

The BCCDC does not have the BCG vaccine nor do we provide TB immunization.

  • If you need this vaccine for a country you are travelling to, arrange to receive it in that region.
  • If  you are a Canadian doctor wanting to access the BCG vaccine, contact Health Canada's Special Access Programme.
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