Tuberculosis Chest Centers

Service Updates

The Health Department Chest Centers open at 10 a.m. every third Tuesday of the month. They close at noon every Friday and the last Thursday of each month.

You must have an appointment to be seen. Check the list below for the nearest chest center in your area and its phone number to call for an appointment.

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.

Clinic Hours

  • Fort Greene: Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to noon
  • Corona: Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to noon
  • Morrisania: Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to noon

The Health Department Chest Centers provide low to no cost testing, treatment and care for tuberculosis (TB). We do not ask about immigration status and you do not need health insurance. Tuberculosis services are confidential.

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

Morrisania Chest Center

1309 Fulton Avenue, First Floor

Fort Greene Chest Center 295 Flatbush Avenue Extension, Fourth Floor
Washington Heights Chest Center The Washington Heights Chest Center remains closed at this time.
Corona Chest Center 34-33 Junction Boulevard, Second Floor
Jackson Heights

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 frequently asked questions and download our insurance Clinic Fee Notification Letter (PDF).
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Chest Center Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Chest Center Closings

All clinics are closed on Sundays and Saturdays, every third Tuesday of the month from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and on the dates below:

  • New Year's Day (January 1)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 15)
  • Presidents Day (February 19)
  • Memorial Day (May 27)
  • Juneteenth (June 19)
  • Independence Day (July 4)
  • Labor Day (September 2)
  • Columbus Day (October 14)
  • Election Day (November 5)
  • Veterans Day (November 11)
  • Thanksgiving Day (November 28)
  • Christmas Day (December 25)

All chest centers are closed on the following dates in 2024:

  • June 12
  • September 11
  • December 11

All chest centers close at noon every Friday and the last Thursday of each month.

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.