Latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) is an asymptomatic condition that may progress to active tuberculosis (TB), sometimes decades after exposure. Most people with active TB in Australia have not had recent contact and have been unaware of their risk.
People being tested or treated for LTBI should read Tuberculosis information for patients.
Since 2018, the Victorian Tuberculosis Program and South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (SEMPHN) have collaborated in implementing“Tuberculosis screening, management and prevention in General Practice” in the local government areas of Casey and Greater Dandenong.
The project has piloted a model for LTBI management which can be effectively used in GP settings. People tested for LTBI under this project were found to have high rates of LTBI, and successful treatment completion without referral to tertiary care centres. A summary of these pilot findings can be downloaded here.
In 2021-2023, this program has been expanded to include additional GP clinics across the SEMPHN region. This expanded program has drawn on the findings from the pilot project in continuing to overcome barriers to ensure safe and effective community access to LTBI diagnosis and treatment.
Participating GP clinics
Clinics participating in this program are listed below. Management of latent tuberculosis, including testing and treatment where appropriate, is available through these clinics, with support provided by the Victorian Tuberculosis Program. Please contact clinics directly with referrals or requests for appointments.
Want to find out more?
If your practice is interested in participating in this program, please contact us at email@example.com, or phone (03) 9342 9478. Currently, enrolment is limited to practices within the SEMPHN region.
LTBI community of practices
76 Clyde Road
Phone (03) 9796 1500
Dr Eveline Tjandramulia
1036 Dandenong Rd Carnegie VIC 3163
263 Glen Eira Road
Phone (03) 9528 1910
25/14-26 Audsley Street
Phone (03) 9544 1555
32 Stirling Ave
Phone (03) 5995 7777
56-58 Stud Road
Phone (03) 9791 5344
176 Lonsdale Street
Phone (03) 8763 8900
102 Cleeland Street
Phone (03) 9793 3188
212 Princes Hwy
Phone (03) 9796 5400
127-129 Somerville Road
Phone (03) 9702 9300
1/211-215 Chapel Road
Phone (03) 8759 3807
HomeCo – T7, 75 Mornington-Tyabb Rd
Phone (03) 5925 9293
|Narre Warren South|
33 – 34 Mack Road,
Phone (03) 8786 5955
48 Main Street
Phone (03) 5941 6455
Dr Sang Chung
296A Springvale Rd, Springvale VIC 3171
525 Springvale Road
Phone (03) 9548 1666
Chemist Discount Pharmacy
Berwick Market Place, SHOP 1, 1 Wilson Street, Berwick, VIC, 3806
Ph: 03 9707 1100
Vicky Melissa Pharmacy Clayton
1310 Centre Rd, Clayton VIC 3168
85 Koornang Rd, Carnegie, Vic 3163
Cranbourne Community Pharmacy
32-36 Remount Way Cranbourne West Vic, 3977
Terry White Chemist Dandenong
Located at Dandenong Superclinic
2 Ingrid St (Cnr Heatherton & Ingrid St)
Phone (03) 9792 5988
214 Princes Hwy
Phone (03) 9702 3009
211 Chapel Rd, Keysborough South, Keysborough South, VIC, Australia, 3173
189 Mornington-Tyabb Rd
Phone (03) 5976 8705
|Narre Warren South|
Shop 132-134 Casey Central Shopping Centre
Phone: (03) 9704 8166
254 Railway Parade
Phone (03) 9791 8538
O’Brien Pharmacy Springvale
6/575 Springvale Rd, Springvale South VIC 3172
Chemist Warehouse Springvale
Pharmacy contact Chris Fletcher
300 Springvale Rd, Springvale VIC 3171
Ph: (03) 9546 9243
Map of LTBI clinics
This series of videos have been created to help guide the safe and effective management of LTBI in the community, particularly through GP clinics.
What is latent tuberculosis, and why is it important in Australia? This video provides a short overview of TB and LTBI, including introducing an algorithm for general practice management.
How to diagnosis latent tuberculosis infection
What diagnostic tests are available for LTBI in Australia, and how should you select and interpret tests? What is needed to exclude active TB?
Initiating treatment for latent tuberculosis
What treatment options exist for LTBI, and how do you decide what’s right? Who should be referred elsewhere rather than being managed in the GP setting? Includes case examples.
Follow up and monitoring your patient with latent tuberculosis
How often should you see someone after starting treatment, and what side effects will you monitor for? Includes support strategies for assisting with treatment adherence and completion, and dealing with issues that arise during treatment.
Next steps once LTBI treatment is finished
Includes communication and documentation, follow up testing and important patient messages.