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Temporary closures: the Tuberculosis clinic will be closed for staff and program development, however phone lines will remain open:

Thursday, May 18 
Thursday, May 25 - open until 12:30
Wednesday, May 31 
Thursday, June 8


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»

Contact Us

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

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