We work to reduce the impact of TB in BC through health promotion, disease prevention, TB treatment and follow-up.
Provincial TB Services (TBS) provides TB consultation for healthcare providers across BC. We also manage the majority of active TB cases and coordinate the case management of drug-resistant TB and complex pediatric cases.
We provide approximately 25,000 points of service in the Lower Mainland, and approximately 800 TB clinic visits a month. We offer testing, diagnosis and treatment to marginalized individuals exposed to TB in urban and rural or remote areas.
We lead the implementation of the TB Strategic Plan and incorporate digital solutions into TB care.
TB Services & COVID-19
TBS is committed to providing appropriate, timely and safe care to British Columbians. In response to COVID-19, TBS will continue to see the highest priority TB patients:
- Virtual Care visits-For many patients, 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 patients, appointments may be cancelled or postponed.
- School & Work TB Screening-The BCCDC TB Clinics are not providing TB Skin tests for employment or educational programs at this time.
Thank you for your patience and understanding when referring patients to TBS. The BCCDC also has a TB and COVID-19 section.
TB Strategic plan
The Clinical Prevention Services Epidemiology & Surveillance team publishes
annual surveillance reports on the incidence of TB in BC.
Each year, we commemorate World TB Day on March 24 to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of TB, and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic. The date marks the day in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced that he had discovered the bacterium that causes TB, which opened the way towards diagnosing and curing this disease.
We are part of
Clinical Prevention Services at the BCCDC.