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Tuberculosis (TB) Control
Services provided at our Everett location include: Screening of foreign-born refugees immigrating to Snohomish County, consultation to health care providers in the community, diagnose and treat individuals who either have tuberculosis or are suspect of having TB, case management to individuals diagnosed with tuberculosis, education for clients, family members, and groups about tuberculosis. We also conduct contact investigations to assure that people who have been exposed to tuberculosis are offered screening as appropriate.

Free Workshop: Introduction to Placing & Interpreting Tuberculin Skin Tests
This free, 3-hour introductory class provides health care professionals with the opportunity to place and interpret a Tuberculin Skin Test. Classes will be held at the Snohomish Health District from 9:00 am -noon on Friday, March 14, Thursday, July 10, and Friday, December 12. To register for one of these workshops, call 425-339-5225. For more information, 2014 Class Flyer.
The goal of the Tuberculosis Control Program is to stop the spread of tuberculosis. All services are confidential. Cost is not a barrier to care for the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis. Our staff has expert knowledge and provides compassionate care. Interpreters will be made available upon request.
Symptoms of pulmonary tuberculosis:
  • Cough for over three weeks
  • Fever
  • Night sweats
  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Chest pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Blood in the sputum
Contact the Snohomish Health District Tuberculosis Control Program:
  • If you are a health care provider and you have a client you suspect may have tuberculosis disease
  • If you have signs and symptoms of tuberculosis
  • If you believe you have been exposed recently to a person with active tuberculosis
  • If you have a positive tuberculosis skin test (TST) for the first time and you don’t know what you should do
  • If you have questions about tuberculosis
TB Skin Test
The tuberculosis skin test (also known as the tuberculin test or PPD test) is a test used to determine if someone has been infected with the bacterium that causes tuberculosis.
Who should get a TB Skin Test?
  • People who have been in close contact with someone who has an active case of tuberculosis.
  • Healthcare workers and others whose occupations bring them in close contact with those who may have active TB.
  • People who enter drug and or alcohol treatment programs.
  • People with diseases or conditions that weaken their immune systems such as people with HIV or AIDS that make them more vulnerable to TB infection.
  • People who come from, have lived or traveled for a period of time in a foreign country where TB is more common.
Where do I get a TB Skin Test
TB Skin Tests are available at the following Snohomish Health District locations:
  • SHD Clinic - Everett, Suite 108
    Phone: 425.339.5220   Fax: 425.339.5222
    Hours: Mon, Wed & Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Last appointment: 4:00 pm, Limited walk-in capacity

  • SHD Clinic - Lynnwood, Suite 100
    Phone: 425.775.3522   Fax: 425.778.5324
    Hours: Tue & Thur 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Last appointment: 4:00 pm, Limited walk-in capacity
What does a positive TB Skin Test mean?
A skin test must be evaluated by a health professional to determine if it is positive. A positive TB skin test means that you may have been exposed to someone with active TB disease and you may have a TB infection. If you have a positive TB skin test, you need to go to a doctor or clinic to have further tests done, including a chest x-ray, to determine if you have active TB disease. You may need medicine to keep you and other people from getting sick.
Contact Info
Tuberculosis Control (TB) Program
3020 Rucker Avenue, Suite 200
Everett, WA 98201
Phone: 425.339.5225
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed daily 12:00 – 1:00 pm for lunch
By appointment and referral only
Resources
List of Resources:
  1. Tuberculosis MedlinePlus  web



Last Reviewed and updated 1/6/2010