There is currently a shortage of Tubersol in the United States. Tubersol is a diagnostic agent used in PPD skin testing for Tuberculosis (TB).
Per the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) has to temporarily stop providing walk-in PPD testing for individuals who are not considered high risk.
Individuals who are not considered high risk include students, employees who need a PPD for work and other low risk individuals.
Please call the ECDOH TB clinic at 858-7687 prior to coming to see if you qualify for testing.
Click here to view the Health Advisory on this topic.
608 William StreetBuffalo, NY 14206 716-858-7687
The Erie County Department of Health’s clinics have converted to an electronic health record format. This will allow for more efficient and effective ways of caring for and treating our patients. While this process is being implemented, wait times for services may be increased. Please be patient with our staff. Thank you.
Please bring a list of all medications and dosages you are currently taking with you to the TB clinic.
The Tuberculosis Control program provides evaluation and treatment for all active tuberculosis cases, and follow-up evaluation and testing for their contacts. The program provides preventive treatment for positive tuberculin reactors when required. Tuberculin testing and/or chest x-rays are also available. TB skin testing is available on a walk in basis but all other services by appointment only. Please call 858-7687 to schedule your appointment.