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Tuberculosis (Metro South Clinical TB Clinic)

Metro South Clinical Tuberculosis Clinic provides assistance in managing Tuberculosis and related chest diseases for South East Queensland.

This role includes:

  • Medical services for tuberculosis and associated Mycobacterial diseases
  • Monitoring and supervision of tuberculosis treatment regimes
  • Tuberculosis contact tracing, advice and screening services
  • Follow up of patients with significant tuberculin test (Mantoux) or QuantiFERON Gold blood test results
  • Medical follow up of migrants with TBU or health undertakings
  • BCG vaccination for at risk individuals
  • Tuberculosis screening for TB contacts, pre-employment/health workers, overseas travellers and self-referrals.

The clinic offers face to face, telehealth (phone and video) appointments.*

*subject to clinician's assessment/triage.

Opening hours

  • 8am - 4.15pm
  • Monday to Friday

Please note: If you require urgent medical attention please call 000 / present to the nearest hospital.

Referral protocol

Referral protocol for Metro South Clinical Tuberculosis Clinic:

  • Urgent referral (e.g. strong suspicion of active tuberculosis)
  • Phone: (07) 3176 4141

Other referrals (self-referrals accepted)

General enquiries

Useful links

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I arrange TB screening for pre-employment/studies?

Please contact the clinic and request a self-referral form.

How do I arrange a TB/BCG vaccination for myself or my child?

Please contact the clinic and request a self-referral form.

Please note: Most Australian children do not require BCG vaccination as the rates in Australia are very low. BCG vaccination is only recommended for certain groups:

Over the las few years, we have had disruptions in the supply of the vaccine and a reduction in clinic sizes and lockdowns which has meant that the waitlist is significant.

If you have not heard from the clinic to arrange and appointment after 6 months or your circumstances have changed, please contact the clinic.

I have been referred regarding my visa. What do I need to do?

Please contact the clinic for information on the next steps.

How do I access previous screening results/records?

Please have your GP send a Fax on their Letterhead requesting this information to Release of Information. We will be able to send this information within 24 hours. Fax: (07) 3176 5600.

OR

To apply for these records yourself, you will be required to complete and application form and provide a certified copy of your ID e.g. Drivers Licence or Passport. This must be certified by a Justice of the Peace. If you cannot get to a Justice of the Peace, you may be able to ask at your Local Chemist, Local Post Office, Local GP or even your Local Police.

Information Access Unit
Digital Health and Informatics
Princess Alexandra Hospital
199 Ipswich Road
Woolloongabba Qld 4102
Email: iau.pah@health.qld.gov.au

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Last updated 8 December 2021
Last reviewed 8 December 2021