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 primary care provider. We do not perform school or employment screening.*
No new patients will be seen during the last hour of clinic. Patients needing a MD visit or chest x-ray should arrive no later than one hour before clinic closing.
San Francisco Department of Public Health
Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Program
San Francisco General Hospital
2460 22nd Street
Building 90, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (628) 206-8524
Fax: (628) 206-4565
Download the TB Clinic Map
The San Francisco Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Program 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.
Eligible Population Served
We serve all residents of San Francisco regardless of immigration status.
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 see your primary care provider.
Eligibility for Chest X-ray/MD Evaluation
The TB clinic is a specialty clinic requiring referral from a private or community-based provider. If you need a chest 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.
The TB Clinic accepts and bills the following insurance plans: Medi-Cal, Medicare, SF Health Plan, Healthy Kids, Healthy Families, Blue Cross, and private/commercial insurance. For questions about billing and insurance coverage, please contact us at (628) 206-8524.
*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 at an alternative testing site or from their primary care provider.