Referring a client

A physician can refer any client to the TB clinic that meets the eligibility requirements.

Reporting an active case of TB

It is state law (OAR 333-018-005) that all active TB cases be reported to the local health department. A physician must report both suspected and confirmed cases. You may call the Multnomah County Health Department TB Program at 503-988-3406 to report your case. Please have the following information available when calling the TB program:

Reporting an active case of TB

It is state law (OAR 333-018-005) that all active TB cases be reported to the local health department. A physician must report both suspected and confirmed cases. You may call the Multnomah County Health Department TB Program at 503-988-3406 to report your case. Please have the following information available when calling the TB program:

  • Case/suspect’s identification and demographics (name, address, phone numbers, race, date of birth, sex, and place of birth)
  • Clinical information (hospitalizations related to current diagnosis, smear and culture results, x-ray reports results, biopsy results, client treatment plan if available)
  • Site of suspected of active disease (lung, pleura, lymph, abdominal, etc.)
  • Physician’s contact information

After a TB case report is made it is assigned to a registered nurse case manager. The assigned case manager will contact your office to discuss the treatment plan. The TB clinic has a medical director on staff that can manage your patient’s treatment.

If a client has co-existing medical conditions, it is recommended that their managing physician direct TB treatment with consultation from the TB medical director as needed. The TB Program case manager will work with the treating physician to provide follow-up, directly observed medication management and side effects management.

Transferring a case

Call the Multnomah County TB Program at 503.988.3406 (press option 3 for providers).

Tuberculosis Clinic

426 SW Stark St, 3rd Floor
Portland, OR MAP
503.988.3406
Fax: 503.988.3917

Hours:
Mon, Thurs, Fri: 8-11:30 am, 1-5 pm
Wed: 1-5 pm