7/24/19 NOTICE: Due to a national shortage of tuberculin skin test antigens, the Tulsa Health Department (THD) is currently unable to provide routine Tuberculosis (TB) skin testing for school and/or employment. However, if the individual has signs and symptoms (see below) of TB disease, they should be referred to THD for further evaluation. THD will continue to offer TB Skin testing to individuals at high risk for TB. Read more here.
The THD’s community-wide Tuberculosis Control Program utilizes education, primary prevention, testing and TB treatment to help stop the spread of Tuberculosis, or TB. TB is caused by bacteria that usually attack the lungs. It is spread through the air from person to person.
These links contain detailed information regarding our services as well as valuable information regarding TB:
- Tuberculosis Testing General Information
- Information About Tuberculosis
- Information for Health Care Providers
- Information for Employers
- Glossary of terms
You may fall into a high- or moderate-risk group for TB if you have an HIV infection, have had recent contact with a person with TB, or if you have recently been in a country with a high incidence of TB.
TB testing for all age groups is conducted at the Central Regional Health Center, James O. Goodwin Health Center, and the North Regional Health and Wellness Center (see map). TB skin testing at these sites is available Monday - Wednesday 8:00 - 4:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 - 3:00 p.m. (TB skin testing not available on Thursdays). A Spanish-speaking interpreter is available. A Burmese interpreter is available at the Central Regional Health Center.
TB skin testing is offered at the Collinsville Health Center and Sand Springs Health Center on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m. - 11 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
There is a $20 charge for routine TB ski testing. There is no charge for TB testing if you have been exposed to an active case, are considered at increased risk, or have symptoms. There is a charge for other TB testing. For more information, please call 918-595-4109.