The CITC Warmline Service provides clinical TB consultation, pediatric case consultation, and TB prevention recommendations to private- and public-sector clinicians free of charge. (The service is not a substitute for medical care or consultation with local experts.) Warmline consultants are experienced clinicians and academic faculty in the field of TB affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco and other TB centers.
Telephone: 415-502-4700 or 877-390-6682 (toll-free)
Times/Days: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (Pacific Time), Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). Voicemail is available to record incoming messages 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Warmline consultation requests are received by a CITC staff member who collects and records basic details about the inquiry. The information is then forwarded to the consultant on duty for that week. Callers receive a telephone response from the consultant within two business days. Warmline inquiries can also be sent to the CITC email address, firstname.lastname@example.org.
All inquiries should include: Caller's name; name of agency; city and state; email address; phone number and best time(s) for caller to be reached; and a summary of the caller's question(s). In accordance with privacy laws, please do not include the patient's name or any other unique patient identifiers.
CITC now offers longitudinal TB medical consultation for providers or programs on a case-by-case basis for ongoing advice on challenging cases; i.e., drug-resistant TB, cases complicated by co-existing conditions, or other difficult circumstances. A dedicated physician/nurse team of Curry consultants can provide advice regarding diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing case management.
Please note: Requests from outside the TB COE Western Region are referred to the TB COE that serves the requester's jurisdiction.
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