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Referral Criteria:

We Accept Referrals   We Do Not Accept Referrals
From: Physicians

For the following types of patients:
  • Latent TB infection
  • Rule out TB disease (pulmonary/ extra-pulmonary)
  • TB contacts/exposure

For the following types of patients:
  • Non-TB specific cases
For these patients, please refer to:

Making a Referral

Call central booking at 613-737-2222 to make an appointment and then mail or fax the referral form with the appointment date given to:

Tuberculosis Clinic, CHEO
401 Smyth Road
Ottawa, ON K1H 8L1
Fax: 613-738-4832

Note: If the patient has an abnormal chest x-ray, central booking will transfer your call directly to the Infectious Diseases Office.

Please include with your referral:

  • Tuberculin skin test reading, dates, reason completed
  • CXR report and film
  • country of origin
  • TB exposure history
  • general health history, any signs and symptoms.
  • Please indicate on the referral if an interpreter is required and for which language if not English or French.

It is the referring physician’s responsibility to notify the patient and family of their appointment at CHEO.

If the status of your patient changes, it is your responsibility to notify CHEO.

Provide This Information for Patients and Families

The Tuberculosis Clinic is located in C-1.

Bring the following with you to your appointment:

  • health card
  • any medications.

First appointments at CHEO may take a few hours.

For more information about your visit to CHEO, please visit

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