Clinics

Tuberculosis Chest Centers

Updated Chest Center Information

The Fort Greene Chest Center is now open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Corona Chest Center has reopened and will be available for services Monday to Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Due to COVID-19, the Morrisania Chest Center and Washington Heights Chest Center remain closed.

Please make an appointment before visiting a chest center by calling 844-713-0560.

If you need a provider, NYC Health + Hospitals provides care to all New Yorkers, regardless of immigration status, insurance status or ability to pay. Call 844-NYC-4NYC (844-692-4692) or 311.


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

Tuberculosis services are always free to the patient. We do not ask about immigration status. See the flyer (PDF) for more information on City services available to all New Yorkers.

Note: In addition to the regularly scheduled closing dates, clinics may be closed due to weather conditions or City emergencies. Call 311 for more information.

Clinic Services

  • TB Testing by skin test or QFT Blood Test (PDF)
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  • 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)

TB Testing Eligibility

You can be tested if you have risk factors for developing TB disease, including exposure to someone with infectious TB disease. Chest Centers do not offer TB testing for work or school purposes (See "Changes to Services at Chest Centers"). TB testing is available at low or no cost at many community health clinics and Health + Hospitals facilities.

Clinic Appointments

You must have an appointment to be seen. Please call the chest center you wish to visit to make an appointment. Please check the list below for the nearest chest center in your area.

Clinic Locations

Bronx
Morrisania Chest Center

1309 Fulton Avenue, First Floor
718-838-6876

Brooklyn
Fort Greene Chest Center 295 Flatbush Avenue Extension, Fourth Floor
718-249-1468
Manhattan
Washington Heights Chest Center 600 W. 168th Street, Third Floor
212-368-4500
Queens
Corona Chest Center 34-33 Junction Boulevard, Second Floor
Jackson Heights
718-396-5134

Health Insurance and Billing

You do not need to have health insurance to be seen at a Chest Center. All eligible persons will receive services. The Health Department will not collect any payments or copays from you.

The Health Department is required by law to bill health insurance companies for tuberculosis services. If you have insurance, the Health Department will bill your insurance plan.

For more details, visit TB Health Insurance FAQs and download our insurance Notification Letter (PDF).
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Chest Center FAQs

What can I expect at my visit?

The TB chest centers provide several services during one visit, so you may spend a little more time than you would at a typical medical appointment. All TB-related care, including blood work, sputum collection, X-ray and medication, is provided at the center, on the day of your visit, at no cost to you.

How can I get my test results?

The chest centers do not routinely provide test results via phone, email or text. In most situations, patients are required to return to the clinic to get results and information about next steps needed to complete their evaluation. In some limited cases, with your authorization, TB test results can be mailed to you or your designated provider or program.

How can I request a copy of my medical records?

  1. Complete the Authorization for Release of Health Information (PDF) form. Other languages: Español | Русский | 한국어 | Italiano | Kreyòl ayisyen | Français |
    繁體中文. You may download and print the form, or ask for it at the Chest Clinic.
  2. Submit the form at the clinic where you received TB services, or mail it to that clinic. Address it to the attention of the Center Administrative Manager.
  3. You will receive a response to your request within 14 days.

Other Health Department Clinics

For general information, and other Heath Department clinics, visit NYC Health Clinics. Search for various health services on the NYC Health Map.

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