TB 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.

Questions or Comments

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