NEW! Starting Tuesday, December 4, 2012, the Pasadena Public Health Department Tuberculosis Clinic will only be open on Tuesdays from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. We will no longer be open in the afternoon. Please call (626) 744-6024 for more information.
The Pasadena Public Health Department Tuberculosis (TB) Clinic provides tuberculosis screening, treatment services and case management to control and prevent transmission of tuberculosis in the Pasadena community. If tuberculosis is detected, a patient will receive:
Case management is a process that coordinates resources and referrals for patients to support them in appropriately managing their TB disease.
Under Directly Observed Therapy (DOT), clinic staff assists patients with taking prescribed medicines to treat TB disease by directly observing them take their medicines. This helps to ensure compliance so the correct dose is taken at the correct time, for the entire course of treatment. The goal of DOT is to prevent: 1. Development of drug resistance and 2. Transmission of infection or disease.
In congruence with the most current public health and medical guidelines, and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, the tuberculosis (TB) testing policy for school-aged students has been revised. Effective July 1, 2012, the current universal testing policy will be replaced with a universal screening, in which students entering kindergarten through 12th grade will be tested if they are at elevated risk for TB.
This updated policy will avoid potential false positive results, lower the childhood exposure to unnecessary chest x-rays, and prevent treatment regimens that may have harmful side effects. As a Pasadena Provider, you will assess children for risk of TB exposure during annual physical examinations, as outlined in the Sample Pediatric TB Risk Assessment Questionnaire, below.
Children will receive TB testing only if they are at increased risk of TB, which is indicated in the “Health Care Provider Follow-Up” column of the questionnaire. Complete and sign the form, PM 171 A, “Report of Health Examination for School Entry,” and provide to the school as documentation of physical examination prior to school enrollment.
See below for more information:
Monday: 1:15 pm – 4:30 pm
Tuesday: 8:15 am – 11:30 am and 1:15 pm – 4:30 pm
Clients can walk in on Tuesday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (for existing clients only)To make an appointment, please call (626) 744-6024.
TB Clearance for Immigrants (Including X-Rays) = $91.00
Regular Exam/Employment Clearance (Including X-Rays) = $51.00
TB Skin Test = $15.00
TB Record Replacement = $10.00
For more information about tuberculosis disease treatment, prevention and control, please visit the following agency websites.