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.
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.
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.
|Morrisania Chest Center||
1309 Fulton Avenue, First Floor
|Fort Greene Chest Center||295 Flatbush Avenue Extension, Fourth Floor
|Washington Heights Chest Center||
600 W. 168th Street, Third Floor
|Corona Chest Center||34-33 Junction Boulevard, Second Floor
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.
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?