This program provides tuberculosis (TB) skin testing to clients who are required by their school or occupation to have annual TB skin tests. Chest X-rays are ordered for clients who have a positive TB skin test. Medications for treatment and prevention of TB are provided free of charge through a state funded program.
The TB program helps detect persons with active and latent TB and treat them with effective anti-tuberculosis drugs. This stops the transmission of infection to other persons.
The cost of a TB skin test done for purposes other than exposure to the disease is $25. This service is offered daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., except on Thursday. Clients must return within 48 to 72 hours for a reading of the skin test. Call 704-920-1205 for an appointment.