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Our Services

A referral form or letter is required to receive testing and evaluation services at the TB Clinic.

If you do not have a referral and need a TB test, please see the list of TB testing sites or see your regular health-care provider.

We do not do school or employment screening.


Program Description

Clinic Hours

TB Testing

Monday       8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday      8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Thursday     No Testing
Friday          No Testing
Weekends/   Closed


MD Hours

Monday         1:00pm-4:30pm

Tuesday        9:00am-4:30pm

Wednesday   Closed

Thursday       9:00am-4:30pm

Friday            9:00am-10:30am

Weekends/    Closed


No new patients will be seen

during the last hour of clinic.

Patients needing a MD visit or

x-ray should arrive no later than

one hour before clinic closing.

Medication Refill Hours

Monday          10:00am-4:30pm

Tuesday         8:30am-4:30pm

Wednesday    Closed

Thursday        8:30am-4:30pm

Friday             8:30am-4:30pm

Weekend/       Closed


The San Francisco City and County Tuberculosis Control Section of the San Francisco Department of Public Health operates a centralized TB clinic that specializes in the education, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of active disease and latent TB infection.


Population Served

We serve all residents of San Francisco regardless of status. Clients must have a provider referral or should call (415) 206-8524 for futher information regarding eligibility for services.



Services are free of charge. The clinic accepts and bills the following insurance plans: Medi-Cal, Medicare, SF Health Plan, Blue Cross, Healthy Kids, Healthy Families, and private insurance.


Eligibility For Testing

Only persons seeking shelter or program clearance are eligible for TB testing at the TB Clinic. Persons needing clearance must bring a referral from the agency requiring testing. We DO NOT DO school or employment testing. If you need a TB test and are not eligible for TB clinic services, please see the list of TB testing sites for alternative testing locations or call (415) 206-8524 for assistance.

Please note: Only SFUSD bus drivers with proper referral or SFUSD Head Start volunteers with Head Start paperwork will be accepted for TB testing. All other SFUSD employees should seek testing from their primary care provider or at an alternative testing site. 



Eligibility for X-ray/MD Evaluation

The TB clinic is a specialty clinic requiring referral from a private or community-based provider. If you need a x-ray or think you are experiencing TB-related symptoms, please see your primary care provider. If appropriate, you will be referred to the TB clinic for further evaluation. 


Contact Us

We are located at:
Tuberculosis Control Section
San Francisco General Hospital
2460 22nd Street, TB Clinic
Building 90, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 206-8524
Fax: (415) 206-4565

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