DPHSS tuberculosis control processing section reopens

Department of Public Health and Social Services (PNC file photo)

The Tuberculosis (TB) Control Program’s Processing Section, which issues TB clearances for school and work, began operations on a limited basis on Monday, June 1.

The TB Control Program Office is located at the Northern Region Community Health Center (NRCHC) in Dededo. The hours of operation are 8 am – 11:30 am, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on a first-come first-served basis. Operations are limited to processing a maximum of 30 clients with completed documents.

Clients must line up at the designated area in the front of the NRCHC. The DPHSS TB staff
will assess client documents and provide a queue number that will serve as a pass to enter the facility.

Clients must bring their photo identification and a birth certificate if getting a clearance
for a minor child.

The Latent TB Questionnaire and Health Certificate Application Form is available in the front
of the NRCHC and available for download at www.dphss.guam.gov.

Applicants that are feeling ill or experiencing any COVID-19-like symptoms are not to enter the premises.

Wearing of face masks is mandatory and proper social distancing will be implemented.

For more information, contact the TB Control Program office at 687-4388 or email