TB test information
Many agencies require TB skin tests.
Gavilan students generally get TB tests at the expense of the agency they will be working for.
One agency, Si Se Puede Learning Center, cannot cover costs of the test. ONLY Spring 2017 students who are committed to work at this agency may schedule as below with Gavilan College Student Health to get a test for free. Students must come on the day scheduled at the time allotted, then return two school days later (ie Monday student returns Weds., or Thursday student returns Tuesday) to get the test results read.
Hazel Hawkins Hospital in Hollister, Kaiser Permanente in Gilroy, and other agencies such as Gardener Health Clinic may also offer low-cost TB tests.
Some agencies allow TB tests that are one or two years old; students should contact agency of interest to find out.
TB Skin Testing is provided by Gavilan College Student Health for an adult student (18 years and older) who has paid the health fee and is enrolled in credit classes. Employees are encouraged to have their TB testing done by their private providers. Employees are seen as clinic space is available. TB Clinics are according to the following schedule. Please note that the testing is performed in the Health Services temporarily located in the MP 127 (enter from MP 125) from 10am to 12 noon on an appointment basis. Each person receiving the TB skin test must return for the TB reading; otherwise the test is not valid. Thus, they attend 2 clinic appointments.
Employees need to call Human Resource 408-852-2823 for appointments. Students need to call Esther Castaneda or Michelle Jones at 408-852-2895 for appointments. Remember that not all persons that inquire about TB testing are eligible to have their TB tests at Gavilan. See the above criteria.
If you have employees that are minors- Remember, all student employees under 18 years of age must have their parent sign their consent form. Consent forms are available in the Health Services’ office or in Human Resources. The TB skin test is valid for 4 years if the person has not developed symptoms of active tuberculosis. Please call for questions, concerns, and available TB-related community resources. (Attachment: community resources)
Thank you for not only ensuring the enforcement of State regulations, but moreover for the early identification and the elimination of tuberculosis.
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