Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease that mainly affects the lungs. It’s caused by bacteria (germs) and spreads from person to person.

You can get TB screening and treatment at Chest Centers, clinics, and hospitals. You must make an appointment.

Learn more about TB.

Health Department Chest Centers provide free evaluation and treatment for tuberculosis (TB).

TB services at Chest Centers are always free and you will not be asked about immigration status.

Clinic services provided by Chest Centers include:

  • TB testing by skin test or blood test
  • Chest X-ray
  • Medical evaluation
  • Treatment for active TB disease or infection
  • Sputum induction
  • Social services referral
  • HIV counseling and testing
  • Directly observed therapy (in-person or video conference)

You can be tested if you have risk factors for developing TB. Chest Centers do not offer TB testing for administrative or school purposes.

You must call to schedule an appointment if you would like to be seen.

Learn about TB Chest Centers.

Schedule an Appointment

  • Agency: Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Division: Tuberculosis Chest Centers
  • Phone Number: (844) 713-0560
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

Locations

Morrisania Chest Center
1309 Fulton Avenue, 1st Floor
Bronx, NY 10456

Fort Greene Chest Center
295 Flatbush Avenue Extension, 4th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Corona Chest Center
34-33 Junction Boulevard, 2nd Floor
Jackson Heights, NY 11372

Billing

NYC Health Clinics accept all types of insurance. If you have insurance, the clinic will bill your plan but won’t collect payments from you.

If you don’t have health insurance, you will still get services. You will be asked to pay a sliding scale fee. The fee may be based on clinic type and your age, family size, and income.

Learn more about clinic billing.

You can get TB testing and treatment at community health clinics.

  Was this information helpful?   Yes    No