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GOVERNOR’S EXECUTIVE ORDER:

To comply with Governor’s executive order, anyone needing TB services must present proof of COVID-19 vaccination or Negative COVID-19 Test results to enter TB Control Office.  TB Staff will be located outside of office to check prior to entrance into office/clinic area and to assist anyone that does not meet this requirement.

Public is reminded that they must be masked at all times and practice social distancing.

NEW:  For those that fall into the following group seeking TB Clearances and to encourage social distancing, the TB program has an E- process to request your TB clearance, as an alternative to a face-to-face office visit, for the following:

    • Children entering childcare, preschool or school (K-12th grade) and school employees
    • Post-secondary school students and employees
    • Food handlers
  • EXCEPTIONS to new process  (TB Clearance that cannot be done through this E-process):
    • New and annual TB clearance needed for healthcare workers and long-term care residents and employees.
    • Emergency requests.  If request is urgent, please call 832-5731 and speak to a TB staff.

 

How to use the E-process, start with the following:

  1.  Send in your TB request using the e-mail address provided.
  2.  E-mail to:  [email protected]
  3.  In the e-mail message provide the following information:
    • Your Name(s) (first name, last name, (aka, your maiden name) of individuals seeking TB clearance
    • Indicate relationship: (for example, self, children (0-17 years of age).
    • Primary phone number: (needs to be a  contact number we can reach you during our office hours)
    • Date of Birth
    • Reason TB clearance is needed

A response will be made as soon as possible by phone or by e-mail.  Upon telephone interview with you, the TB staff will determine whether we are able to process your TB clearance request electronically or if you will need to be seen in our office.

OTHER TB CLEARANCE SITES:  In partnership with the TB Control Branch, the Public Health Nursing (PHN) Branch Offices Statewide will no longer be conducting walk-in TB testing clinics.   Anyone seeking TB clearance from the PHN Offices, must call to make an appointment (see list below for office phone numbers to make an appointment).

Calls can be made during business hours7:45am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday, except for holidays.

Oahu:

  • Central Oahu (Pearl City)        453-6190
  • East Honolulu                            733-9220
  • Leeward Oahu (Waipahu)       675-0073
  • Windward Oahu (Kaneohe)    233-5450

Hawaii Island

  • Hilo:                   974-6025
  • Kailua-Kona     322-1500
  • Waimea             887-8116 or 887-8117

Maui and Lanai    984-8260

             Molokai      553-7880

                Kauai       241-3387

 OUR MISSION

To reduce the incidence of tuberculosis in the state by providing effective prevention, detection, treatment, and educational services.

Program Services and Activities

  • Offer diagnosis and treatment of TB.
  • Ensure that all cases and suspected cases of TB are identified and that appropriate therapy is provided.
  • Provide preventive therapy for patients at high risk of developing TB disease including contacts of active cases, persons who are HIV positive, and those with evidence of untreated TB.
  • Conduct direct TB services including chest X-ray, sputum smear and culture for mycobacteria, tuberculin skin testing, treatment with anti-tuberculosis therapy, and directly observed therapy (DOT) through TB clinics on the four most heavily populated islands.

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This page last updated:  September 17, 2021