Clinic services include tuberculin skin tests, chest x-rays and TB treatment.
- Full Service Clinic: Mondays and Wednesdays, 3 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., by appointment only at 2100 Washington Blvd., 2nd floor (Sequoia Plaza)
- Tuberculin skin tests/readings only are also available Tuesdays (3 – 6:30 p.m.) and Fridays (7:30 – 11 a.m.) at 2100 Washington Blvd., 2nd floor (Sequoia Plaza)
How to Apply
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Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but TB bacteria can attack any part of the body such as the kidney, spine, and brain. Not everyone infected with TB bacteria becomes sick. As a result, two TB-related conditions exist: latent TB infection (LTBI) and TB disease. If not treated properly, TB disease can be fatal.
Tuberculosis is spread when a person with active pulmonary TB disease coughs. Risk factors include prolonged contact (~8 hours or more) with a person with TB disease, or travel to an area with high a TB burden.
This mandated Arlington Public Health program serves two populations:
- Active TB disease: those infected with TB bacteria with symptoms of TB disease. Those with pulmonary TB can spread TB to others.
- Latent TB infection (LTBI): those infected with TB bacteria who are without symptoms and cannot spread it to others. Progression from latent to active TB is most likely in children, those with chronic diseases such as diabetes, and those recently infected.