TB & STD Testing

These services are available to all Richland County residents. Fees are dependant on the type of service required. No one will be denied service due to inability to pay. Medicare and Medicaid are accepted.

Tuberculosis (TB) Testing

The Tuberculosis program provides screening and treatment for active cases of TB and conducts evaluations for those individuals who have come in contact with active TB patients. Program services include

TB Case Management

Evaluation of suspect and active TB cases by a physician. Medications provided for active cases and preventive medicine provided for those recommended by the physician free of charge to Richland County patients.

TB Skin Tests

Tests are available as a screening tool at Richland Public Health. Tests are done by appointment only. You will be asked to return 72 hours later to have your test read by a nurse. The cost is $42.00 (includes the test, read, and the follow-up report). We accept Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurances.

TB Chest X-Rays

As a follow-up measure, people with positive skin tests will be referred for a TB chest x-ray and further testing as recommended by physician.

Sexually Transmitted Infections

Tests for sexually transmitted infections are given at the Public Health Clinic by appointment. If you are a minor, a parent does not have to accompany you. Tests are confidential. A nurse will ask you questions about your health and then you will see a doctor. Blood will be drawn and a culture taken as part of the first visit. Results of your tests will be available in two weeks. The cost is based on income. Minimum $20 for each visit..

HIV Testing

HIV testing is done by appointment during regular business hours. All testing is confidential. An oral test can be done to qualifying clients. No results will be given over the phone. There is a $31.00 charge¬†for an HIV test. You do not need a parent’s permission unless you are under age 13. If your test is positive, case management is available to assist you.

Questions or Comments

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