Pulmonary Disease Services

World TB Day

About Pulmonary Disease Services (Tuberculosis Control)

Orange County Tuberculosis (TB) Control is housed within the Health Care Agency (HCA) Pulmonary Disease Services (PDS) Program. There are two full service clinics for TB screening, diagnosis and treatment; one clinic in Santa Ana and another in Westminster.

Healthcare providers and laboratories are required to report confirmed or suspected active TB disease in an Orange County resident to Orange County TB Control within one (1) working day.

TB Control Services

HCA Orange County TB Control offers evaluation and treatment of individuals with active or suspected active TB disease.

Orange County TB Control offers TB screening services (tuberculin skin testing, chest X-rays, symptom check, physician evaluation, when appropriate) to residents of Orange County who meet the following criteria:

  1. Persons with 2 or more TB symptoms, such as cough, coughing up blood, fever, night sweats, unexplained weight loss

  2. Persons with abnormal chest X-rays consistent with active TB disease

  3. Persons in contact with an active TB disease case

  4. Persons with documentation of a TB test that has gone from negative to positive within the last 2 years

  5. Newly arriving refugees

  6. Newly arriving immigrants required by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) / Division of Global Migration and Quarantine (DGMQ) to be evaluated for TB

  7. Persons with HIV/AIDS

  8. Clients of residential detoxification centers, and drug and alcohol treatment centers

  9. Clients of shelters

  10. Foreign-born persons resident in the United States less than 2 years

TB screening services are not offered to individuals needing work or school clearances, including but not limited to: students, teachers, school volunteers, certified employees (e.g., janitors), health care workers, childcare workers, and foster parents. Persons needing TB screening for work or school clearances should contact their private physician, an Orange County Community Clinic, a neighborhood medical clinic or a clinic associated with a pharmacy.

HCAOrange County TB Control offers treatment for latent TB infection (LTBI) to residents of Orange County who are at are at highest risk for progression from TB infection to active TB disease, as follows:

  1. Persons in contact with an active TB disease case

  2. Persons with documentation of a TB test that has gone from negative to positive within the last 2 years

  3. Newly arriving refugees

  4. Newly arriving immigrants required by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) / Division of Global Migration and Quarantine (DGMQ) to be evaluated for TB

  5. Persons with HIV/AIDS

  6. Foreign-born persons resident in the United States less than 2 years

TB Control Clinics

TB screening and treatment services are offered to eligible Orange County residents at two clinic locations:

County of Orange Health Care Agency
Tuberculosis Treatment and Prevention Services Clinic
1725 W. 17th, Suite 101E
Santa Ana, CA 92706
(714) 834-8717 
Hours: Monday through Friday: 8 AM-12 PM and 1-4 PM (closed for lunch 12-1 PM)
No TB skin testing on Thursdays

County of Orange Health Care Agency
Tuberculosis Treatment and Prevention Services/Refugee Health Services Clinic
14120 Beach Boulevard, Suite 104
Westminster, CA 92683
(714) 896-7390
Hours: Monday through Friday: 8 AM-12 PM and 1-4 PM (closed for lunch 12-1 PM)
No TB skin testing on Thursdays

Pulmonary Disease Services also oversee the Refugee Health Services Program that provides health assessments to newly arriving refugees, asylees, parolees and victims of trafficking.