503-988-3917 fax


619 NW 6th Avenue
2nd Floor
Portland, OR 97209

Monday- Friday 9-11:30 am, 1-5 pm

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We provide evaluation and treatment of tuberculosis to high-risk populations in Multnomah County only. About tuberculosis»

Evaluation, which may include:

  • Clinical evaluation
  • Skin test
  • Chest x-rays
  • Sputum analysis
  • Blood tests

Treatment for latent TB

  • Medications
  • Monitoring for side effects
  • Lab analysis
  • Directly observed therapy for shelter residents and pediatric clients

Treatment for active TB

  • RN case management for every patient with active TB disease
  • Chest x-rays
  • Sputum collection and/or induction
  • Laboratory tests
  • Direct observed therapy
  • Side effects management and monitoring
  • Evaluation and help with psycho/social issues affecting treatment
  • Epidemiology investigation and treatment of contacts as needed

Who We Serve

Persons with symptoms of lung TB who are:

  • Referred by healthcare provider to rule out TB (documentation must be provided to the TB program in advance). See TB reporting and referral»
  • Self-referred with TB symptoms for 3 weeks duration with risk for TB

Persons with recent infection or exposure:

  • Skin test converters (current positive skin test and a negative documented skin test within past 2 years)
  • Case contacts to active TB case

Persons born outside of the U.S. who are recent Class B immigrants or refugees.

Patrons of the following:

  • Designated shelters (including employees)
  • Hooper


Services are free of charge for qualified individuals.

Shelter Clearance Cards

Need immediate housing? In order to stay in an overnight or short-term homeless shelter, you'll need to get a shelter clearance card or “blue card.” You do not need a blue card to stay at a shelter during a severe weather event.

The Health Department’s Tuberculosis Program offers free TB screening for shelter clearance cards at:

Transition Projects, Inc. (TPI)
650 NW Irving St, Portland (MAP)
Hours: Monday and Thursday, 1:15-3:15 pm

If you’ve ever had a positive TB skin test, we'll need to see you at the TB Clinic during regular clinic hours.

For shelter information, call 211. Shelter map»