Eligible patients can get tuberculosis (TB) screening and treatment at clinics, Chest Centers, and hospitals. You must make an appointment.

Since January 1, 2015, New York City Health Department clinics have adopted new health insurance and billing practices in order to comply with State law and Medicaid rules:

  • Chest center staff will ask for your health insurance information.
  • The Health Department will not collect any payments or copayments.
  • If you do not have health insurance, you will still get services.
  • Your visit remains confidential.

You can get more information about tuberculosis, testing and treatment, and about clinics online.

Learn more about TB.

Learn more about TB insurance billing.

Use the NYC Health Map to search under Tuberculosis for TB Testing and Treatment.

The Health Department Chest Centers provide free evaluation and treatment for tuberculosis (TB). You must contact a center to schedule an appointment if you would like to be seen.

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 QFT Blood Test
  • Chest X-ray
  • Medical Evaluation for TB
  • Treatment for active TB disease
  • Treatment for TB infection
  • Sputum Induction
  • Social Services Referral
  • HIV Counseling and Testing
  • Directly Observed Therapy (in-person/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.

Learn about TB Chest Centers and their locations.

Use the NYC Health Map to search for a hospital or clinic that offers TB testing and treatment.

All clinics are closed on Sundays, and on the following days in 2019:

  • February 16 and February 18
  • May 25 and May 27
  • June 14
  • August 31 and September 2
  • October 12 and October 14
  • November 9 and November 11
  • November 30