What is Tuberculosis (TB)
Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial disease that usually attacks the lungs, but TB bacteria can attack any part of the body such as the kidney, spine, and brain. Not everyone infected with TB bacteria becomes sick. As a result, 2 TB-related conditions exist: latent TB infection (LTBI) and TB disease. If not treated properly, TB disease can be fatal. For more information see TB Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
Tuberculosis (TB) Control Program Overview
The Tuberculosis (TB) 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 and all other services are by appointment only.
Jesse Nash Health Center
608 William Street
Buffalo, NY 14206
Phone: (716) 858-2172
- Monday through Friday: 8:30am - 12:00 pm & 1:00pm - 4:00 pm
What to bring with you
- Please bring a list of all medications and dosages you are currently taking.
- The cost for the TB skin test (PPD) is $45.00 (cash only) and is due at the time of the test.
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