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 (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)
    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 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
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
718-838-6876

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
718-249-1468
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
718-396-5154, 718-396-5134
Staten Island
NYC Health and Hospitals/Gotham Health Vanderbilt Clinic
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday

165 Vanderbilt Avenue
Staten Island, NY, 10304

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.

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 |
    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.

Chest Center closings

All clinics are closed on Sundays, and on the dates below:

  • May 2019
    • Saturday, May 25
    • Monday, May 27
  • June 2019
    • Friday, June 14

Other Health Department Clinics

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