Houston Health Department

Frequently Asked Questions


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LATENT TB INFECTION

TB Disease

TB Facts in Everyday Life

TB TESTING AT THE CITY OF HOUSTON HEALTH DEPARTMENT

  • My job requires me to get a TB test. Does the Houston Health Department provide administrative TB testing?

Please be advised that TB testing is not provided to those in need of a test as a job requirement. The Houston Health Department recommends you seek the assistance of a private physician or community clinic for a TB test.

  • I need TB testing as a requirement for my immigration status adjustment. Can I be tested by the Houston Health Department?

Please be advised that TB testing is not provided to those who are adjusting their immigration status. The Houston Health Department recommends you seek the assistance of a private physician or community clinic for a TB test.

  • Is there any cost to me if I the Houston Health Department says I need a TB test?

If you are identified as contact to an active and contagious pulmonary case of TB, the TB test (either a skin test or a blood test) will be provided at no cost. If you are not a contact to an active and contagious pulmonary case of TB, the Houston Health Department recommends you seek the counsel/assistance of a private doctor regarding TB testing first.

Additional questions? Visit the Texas Department of State Health Services TB FAQ page.