NOTICE: All Tulsa Health Department locations are closed Thursday & Friday, Nov 23-24th in observance of Thanksgiving. We will reopen on Monday, November 27th to serve you.
The THD’s community-wide Tuberculosis Prevention Program utilizes education, testing and TB treatment to help stop the spread of Tuberculosis.
TB is caused by bacteria that usually attacks the lungs. It is spread through the air from person to person. TB usually affects the lungs, but it can also affect other parts of the body, such as the brain, the kidneys, or the spine. A person with active TB disease can die if they do not get treatment. 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 active TB disease, or if you have recently been in a country with a high incidence of TB.
Who should receive testing for TB infection:
TB Services at THD include:
TB tests are generally not needed for people with low risk of infection with TB bacteria.
TB skin testing for all age groups is conducted at the Central Regional Health Center, James O. Goodwin Health Center, North Regional Health and Wellness Center, Sand Springs Health Center and Collinsville Health Center by appointment only. A Spanish-speaking interpreter is available. A Burmese interpreter is available at the Central Regional Health Center.
There is a $20 charge for routine TB skin 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.
We have 10 locations across Tulsa County that offer a variety of services to help you and your family stay healthy.