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Tuberculosis (TB)


The Tuberculosis department is open during the Covid-19 pandemic. We ask everyone to follow the Covid-19 rules. You can find the rules below this text. Thanks for understanding.


During the Corona / Covid-19 pandemic, please follow these rules

  • Keep 1.5 meters away from other people
  • Wear a face mask >12
  • Do not shake hands
  • Come alone; 1 parent or caregiver is allowed to accompany children
  • Cough and sneeze in your elbow

Do not drop by and call (020) 555 5240 for a new appointment if you or your child has one or more of these complaints:

  • nose colds
  • sneezing
  • sore throat
  • coughing
  • sudden loss of smell and / or taste
  • shortness of breath
  • increase or fever above 38 degrees

Immigrants / Expats

Immigrants / expats

Have you been referred by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND) for a tuberculosis test? This test is not necessary for everyone.

Been in contact with TB

Contact with someone with TB

The GGD starts a contact investigation around a patient with a contagious form of tuberculosis. We want to trace and treat people who may have been infected with the tuberculosis bacteria as early as possible.

Children and BCG vaccination

Children and BCG

In the Netherlands, children whose parents come from a country where there is a lot of tuberculosis are vaccinated against this disease. Young children can become very ill from tuberculosis.

Travelling and tuberculosis

Travelling and tuberculosis

Are you traveling to Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia or Central or South America? You may need a vaccination against tuberculosis (BCG vaccination) before you travel or you should be checked for tuberculosis after the trip.



  • Tuberculin skin test
  • Chest X-ray
  • IGRA (blood sample test)
  • Sputum (bacteriological test)


Information and contact details

  • Making an appointment (by phone)
  • Address and contact details
  • Proof of identity
  • Fee charged by health insurance company
  • Electronic Patient/Client Record (EPD)
  • EPD opt-out form
  • Leaflets
  • Osiris (data registration)


Information about tuberculosis

  • What is tuberculosis?
  • How common is tuberculosis?
  • What are the symptoms of tuberculosis?
  • How is tuberculosis treated?
  • Who attends to the patient?
  • How does contact tracing work?
  • How do you become infected?
  • What happens if I have been infected?
  • Who gets vaccinated (BCG)?


Videos and links

  • Informative videos and links