The Bureau of Tuberculosis Control’s mission is to provide tuberculosis (TB) prevention and control services to all District residents, resulting in the decline, and eventual elimination, of TB disease in the District.
TB Control and Chest Clinic
Health and Wellness Center
77 P St. N.E
Washington DC 20002
Phone: (202) 741-7692
Fax (202) 724-2363
TB Control / HAHSTA, 4th Floor
899 North Capitol Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
TB Clinic Information
The TB Chest Clinic is a specialty clinic and sees persons who have or are suspected of having tuberculosis and persons who have come in close contact with someone diagnosed with TB disease. While an appointment is not needed to be seen at the clinic, you must bring a written referral from a health care provider. The clinic does not perform routine TB screening, such as those for job or school admission.
The clinic provides diagnostic and medical management of persons who have been diagnosed with or are suspected as having TB. Specific services include skin testing for close contacts to tuberculosis and high risk individuals, chest x-rays, sputum collection, medical management, including treatment, and case management.
Hours of Operation
Monday 8:30am – 3:00pm (lunch 12:00pm -1:00pm)-clinic hours (chest X-rays, TB blood tests, PPD tests)
Tuesday 8:30am – 4:45pm (TB blood tests, PPD tests only)
Wednesday 8:30am – 1:00pm - clinic hours (chest X-rays, TB blood tests, PPD tests)
Thursday 8:30am – 4:45pm (TB blood tests only, No PPD testing)
Friday 8:30am – 1:00pm (chest X-rays, TB blood tests) No PPD testing on Fridays if Monday is a holiday.
Patients must have a referral and proof of positive TB test information if applicable; for instance, if a PPD test was performed and had a positive result, the referral should have the date the PPD was placed, the date it was read, and the size of the positive reading; if a TB blood test was performed and had a positive result, the patient should bring a copy of the lab test result. If the patient already had chest X-ray done, the patient must bring a copy of the chest X-ray and reading, along with any other supporting documentation.
Doors automatically lock at 4:30.
TB Information for DC Providers
To report a case/suspected case of TB: Providers are required to complete an online within 48 hours of diagnosis or appearance of suspicious symptoms. You may also fax a , however online reporting is preferred. District laboratories are required to report all positive acid fast bacilli (AFB) results whenever determined by smear, culture or otherwise. Fax reports to (202) 724-2363, attn: Registry.
TB Reports and Helpful Links
DC Specific Material
(reporting TB in the DC Metropolitan Area)
- Dear Colleague Letter: 2019 NTCA/CDC Healthcare Personnel TB Guideline Changes (6/2019)
- Presentation for Infection Control Professionals on Updated 2019 Guidelines for Health Care Personnel Screening (6/2019)
- Pre-Placement TB Screening for Healthcare Personnel Sample Form with Algorithm [PDF] (6/2019)
- Pre-Placement TB Screening for Healthcare Personnel Sample Form with Algorithm [DOC] (6/2019)
- Tuberculosis Screening, Testing, and Treatment of U.S. Health Care Personnel (6/2019)
- Frequently Asked Questions Regarding 2019 Health Care Personnel TB Screening Guidelines (6/2019)
- Update of Recommendations for Use of Once-Weekly Isoniazid-Rifapentine Regimen to Treat Latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection (6/2018)
- Diagnosis of Tuberculosis in Children and Adults
- Treatment of Drug-Susceptible Tuberculosis (8/2016)
- Managing Drug Interactions in the Treatment of HIV-Related Tuberculosis (6/2013)
- Updated Guidelines for Using Interferon Gamma Release Assays to Detect Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection (6/2010)
- Prevention and Control of Tuberculosis in Correctional and Detention Facilities: (7/2006)
- Guidelines for the Investigation of Contacts of Persons with Infectious Tuberculosis (12/2005