Role of the Community

Treatment of uncomplicated Latent TB Infection is often done by primary care and other clinicians. In our community, WWU Student Health Center has been screening and treating its students with LTBI for several years. The Whatcom County Health Department (WCHD) TB Program is working to provide resources to support the medical community in treating uncomplicated LTBI (those without risk factors for rapid progression to active TB disease, and who tolerate Isoniazid or rifampin).

New Treatment Programs


 In 2014, the WCHD TB Program began working to provide resources to support the medical community in treating uncomplicated LTBI (those without risk factors for rapid progression to active TB disease, and who tolerate Isoniazid or rifampin).

We will provide local training in assessing for active TB disease and screening and treatment for LTBI, maintain and revise this TB program web page with clinical references, forms, and templates, provide clinical case consultation, and accept referrals of complicated LTBI cases for ongoing treatment.  Contact the TB program directly at (360) 778-6100.