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Tuberculosis Testing

It is the policy of Town + Country Resources to require that all candidates who are placed in a position through us have had a Tuberculosis Test in the last four years.

Most primary physicians and health clinics are able to give a TB skin test. If your doctor does not offer this test, please consult one of the resources below.

Tuberculosis (TB) is a contagious disease, which primarily affects the respiratory system. A simple skin test can determine if you have the antibodies to TB. A negative result means you have not contracted TB. If you have a positive TB skin test you have been exposed to TB and have antibodies in your system.

You will need to have a chest x-ray if you have a positive test to determine if you have an active infection. If your chest x-ray is negative you are not contagious, however, the doctor may wish to discuss preventive treatment so that you don’t develop active TB from your exposure. If you have had a positive skin test for TB in the past, the skin test will not be repeated. You will need to have a chest x-ray to obtain your clearance for work.

Many people who were raised outside of the United States were given the BCG vaccine to prevent tuberculosis. This vaccine is not given in the United States. Receiving this vaccine can cause the TB test to be positive for years after the vaccination.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) maintains information about tuberculosis and TB screening tests at its Web site. For CDC information about TB,click here. For CDC information about TB tests, click here. (Both links will open new tabs in your browser.)

San Francisco:

San Francisco Department of Health
Adult Immunization Clinic

Address: 101 Grove Street, San Francisco
Phone: (415) 554-2625
Hours: M, W, F: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM; Tu: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Cost: $37 for skin test, no X-rays at this location
No appointment necessary, but we recommend calling ahead.
X-rays are done at San Francisco General Hospital.

Mission Neighborhood Health Center

Address: 240 Shotwell Street, San Francisco
Phone: (415) 552-3870
Hours: M, Tu, F: 8:30 AM – 5:15 AM; W: 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Cost: $25 for skin test, $60 for X-rays
Appointment is preferred.

Castro Mission Health Center

Address: 3850 17th Street, San Francisco
Phone: (415) 934-7700
Hours: M, Tu, W, F: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Cost: $43 for skin test, no X-rays at this location
Appointment is necessary.
X-rays are done at San Francisco General Hospital.

For Chest X-Rays:

San Francisco General Hospital
Patient Referral and Assistance in Outpatient Lobby
Address: TB Clinic, Building 90, 4th Floor, 2460 22nd Street, San Francisco
Phone: (415) 206-8524
Cost: Free

East Bay:

City of Berkeley Health Clinic

Address: 830 University Avenue, Berkeley
Phone: (510) 981-5350
Hours: Tu: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM & 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Cost: $0-$30, sliding scale for for skin tests, no X-rays at this location. X-rays are done at Alta Bates Hospital.
No appointment necessary.

Marin:

Marin County Immunization Clinic

Address: 3260 Kerner Blvd, San Rafael
Phone: (415) 473-6891
Hours: M, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM; Tu, W, F: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Cost: $20 for skin test, no X-rays at this location. X-rays are done at Outpatient Imaging Center.
No appointment necessary.

Peninsula & South Bay:

MayView Community Health Center

Address: 270 Grant Avenue, Palo Alto
Phone: (650) 327-8717
Hours: Every other Wed: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Cost: $24 for skin test, no X-rays at this location. X-rays are done at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.
No appointment necessary.

MayView Community Health Center

Address: 100 North Moffett Boulevard, Suite 101, Mountain View
Phone: (650) 965-3323
Hours: Every other Wed: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Cost: $24 for skin test, no X-rays at this location. X-rays are done at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.
No appointment necessary.

MayView Community Health Center

Address: 785 Morse Avenue, Sunnyvale
Phone: (408) 746-0455
Hours: Every other Tu: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Cost: $24 for skin test, no X-rays at this location. X-rays are done at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.
No appointment necessary.

Immediate Care

Address: 60 North El Camino Real, San Mateo
Phone: (650) 570-2273
Hours: M, Tu, W, F: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM; Th: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM;
Sat: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Cost: $25 for skin test. No X-rays at this location.
No appointment necessary.

Santa Clara Deptartment of Health
Park Alameda Clinic

Address: 976 Lenzen Avenue, Suite 1500B, San Jose
Phone: (408) 792-5200
Hours: M, Tu, W, F: 8:15 AM – 11:00 AM & 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Cost: $20 for skin test. No X-rays at this location.
No appointment necessary.

Peninsula Ultrasound Radiology Services

Address: 101 South San Mateo Drive, Suite 201, San Mateo
Phone: (650) 343-1655
Hours: M – F: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Cost: $68 for X-rays, no skin test at this location.
Appointment necessary and doctor’s prescription required.

Just X-Rays

Address: 244 North Jackson Avenue, Suite 110, San Jose
Phone: (408) 272-2727
Hours: M – F: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM; Sat: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Cost: $45 for X-rays, no skin test at this location.
No appointment necessary, but doctor’s prescription required.

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