• DSHS TB and Hansen's Disease Branch
    Post Office Box 149347, MC 1873
    Austin, Texas 78714

    Phone: 737-255-4300
    Fax: 512-989-4010

    Email the TB Program

    Email data requests to the TB Program

Binational TB Program - Referral Criteria

TB Binational Program logoThe Texas binational TB programs provide assistance or make recommendations in evaluating, diagnosing, treating, and monitoring clients with suspected or confirmed TB disease. A client must meet any one of the following criteria to receive services through the Binational TB Program:

  • The client starts treatment in the U.S. but returns to live in Mexico
  • The client is referred from the U.S. for treatment or follow-up in Mexico
  • The client has dual residency in the U.S. and Mexico
  • The client has contacts on both sides of the border, in the U.S. and Mexico
  • The client lives in Mexico but has relatives in the U.S.

Contact the individual programs to initiate a referral to the binational program. U.S. jurisdictions needing to transfer a patient to the binational program please submit the Interjurisdictional TB Notification (IJN) Form (PDF) [NTCA]. Mexico jurisdictions please submit the Formato de Referencia para Jurisdicciones en México (Word : 57 kB).

For service areas outside the binational TB programs contact CDC Cure TB Program [CDC] or Migrant Clinicians Network/Health Network [Migrant Clinicians Network].


Last updated March 5, 2021