Clinics

Tuberculosis Chest Centers

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 for more information on City services available to all New Yorkers.

Note: In addition to the regularly scheduled closing dates, the Fort Greene Chest Center will be closed for repairs from October 13 to October 23. It will reopen on Tuesday, October 24. For more information, patients and providers can call the Washington Heights Chest Center at (212) 368-4500, or call 311.

Clinic Services

  • TB Testing by skin test or QFT Blood Test (PDF)
    Other languages: [Español] [中文]
  • 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 these facilities (PDF)

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
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Bus: Bx11, Bx15, Bx21, Bx35, Bx41

1309 Fulton Ave.,1st Fl.
Bronx, NY 10456
718-579-4157

Brooklyn
Fort Greene Chest Center
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Subway: A, C to Jay St – Metro Tech / B, Q, R to DeKalb Ave. / 2,3,4,5 to Nevins St.
Bus: B25, B26, B38, B52, B54
295 Flatbush Avenue Ext., 4th Fl.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
718-643-8357
Manhattan

Washington Heights Chest Center
Monday and Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Subway: A, C, 1 to 168 St.
Bus: Bx7, M2, M3, M5, M100

600 W. 168th St, 3rd Fl.
New York, NY 10032
212-368-4500

Queens
Corona Chest Center
Monday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Subway: 7 to Junction Blvd.
Bus: Q23, Q49, Q66, Q72
34-33 Junction Blvd., 2nd Fl.
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
718-476-7635, 718-476-7636
Staten Island

For service on Staten Island, visit the H + H Stapleton Family Health Center.
Open Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.
Open Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
TB testing and treatment for infection only.
Bus: S46, S52, S74, S78
Staten Island Railroad to Stapleton

111 Canal St.
Staten Island, NY 10301
718-390-0712

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 copayments 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) Other languages: [Español] [中文] [বাংলা] [Русский] [Kreyòl ayisyen] [Français] [Tagalog] [Tibetan].

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.

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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.

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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] [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.

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Chest Center closings+

All clinics are closed on Sundays.

  • October 2017
    • Saturday, October 7
    • Monday, October 9 (Columbus Day)
  • November 2017
    • Tuesday, November 7 (Election Day)
    • Friday, November 10 (Veterans Day Observed)
    • Saturday, November 11 (Veterans Day)
    • Thursday, November 23 (Thanksgiving)
  • December 2017
    • Monday, December 25 (Christmas)
  • January 2018
    • Monday, January 1 (New Year’s Day)

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Other Health Department Clinics

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