Health and Community Services Department
TUBERCULOSIS (TB) SKIN TESTING
Nazareth – 3299 Gull Road, 1st Wing, 1st Floor
TB skin tests are done on a
walk-in basis 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. First Tuesday of the month hours are 1:00
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is a TB test?
We provide the Mantoux TB skin test to check for tuberculosis infection.
When can I get a TB test?
No appointment is necessary to get a TB test. Our walk-in clinic hours are 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Monday,
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. First Tuesday of the month hours are 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
How do I get my TB skin test results?
You must come back to our office 2 to 3 days after your TB skin test to have it read by a nurse.
If you are unable to return within 3 days during our open hours, the test will be invalid.
You will have to pay again to be retested.
How much does a TB test cost? Does insurance cover it?
The cost of a TB skin test is payable by cash, check, or credit. Medicaid covers this test, so please be sure to present your card. We do not bill other insurances for TB tests; however, we will provide a receipt for you to submit to your insurance company. If the test is being paid for by an employer or other entity, please bring a letter from them stating this.
How long is a TB test good for?
Your employer or licenser will determine how often you need TB testing.
What if my TB test is positive?
A positive TB skin test result means you have been exposed to the TB germ. Further evaluation is needed.
What do I do if I have a positive TB test?
If you have insurance, you will need to follow up with your health care provider.
If you are an uninsured Kalamazoo County resident with a new positive TB test result, you may qualify for our monthly TB Clinic. Assessment through the KCHCS TB Clinic is by appointment and is free-of-charge.
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