This page is specific for medical professionals

Medical professionals such as general practitioners and physicians and other healthcare workers can make use of a direct consultation with one of our tuberculosis doctors by using the direct doctor number, or send an email to the TB department.

GGD Rotterdam-Rijnmond: +316 129 15 147
GGD Haaglanden: +316 500 83 581

NOTE: Questions from clients are not answered via this telephone number.

Tuberculosis is a notifiable disease in the group B1 diseases according to the public health care law.

The public health care law states that all case of tuberculosis should be reported within one working day by the doctor who diagnosed the patient and/or the head of the laboratory finding the positive test result.

The doctor diagnosing tuberculosis notifies the nurse or doctor of the tuberculosis department of the GGD. The patient details are reported in the electronic national patient file as well as the in the database managed by the RIVM. The RIVM surveillance information system provides epidemiological data to the CIb (Dutch Centre of Disease Control)