Tuberculosis Control


Program Information

Doc with x-ray Who Our Program Is For

  • Franklin County Residents, only;
  • Residents who have Active TB and their close contacts;
  • Division of Quarantine Immigrant and Refugee Arrivals with a
    TB Status of Class A, Class B1, or Class B2
    (with associated paperwork).     

Our program does not  provide TB screening except for close contacts of individuals with active TB, and Class A, Class B1, or Class B2 Division of Quarantine arrivals.

If a TB screening is needed, and you do not have a primary healthcare provider, please visit these locations
(click for more information): 

Medication Appointments

Close contacts and others found infected with  Latent TB Infection
may be given medication to treat this condition.

Directly Observed Therapy (DOT ) TB Prescription

DOT staff provides:

  • Medications and other direct care services to Active TB patients;
  • Outreach services to families and close contacts of Active TB patients
    by checking them for disease and exposure;
  • Medications, if needed. 


Our staff serve as a primary TB resource and guidance for TB surveillance, reporting requirements, infection control practices and treatment guidelines for Franklin County.


TB Skin Test

QuantiFERON® Blood Test 

Nurse visit for medication refill
$20.00 - 45.00 (cost varies with medication used)

Chest X-Ray- Adult

Chest X-Ray- Pediatric

Nurse visit for medical records of previous test or treatment
No Charge 

Payment Methods Accepted

  • Cash 
  • Check
  • Credit/ Debit Cards: Visa, MasterCard, or Discover
  • Insurance: Medicare, Medicaid, CareSource, Molina, and United Healthcare.

Patients are responsible for insurance co-pays and deductibles.

A sliding fee scale is used for patients without insurance.

No one is denied services due to the inability to pay .


Program Publications    

Annual Report- Ben Franklin Tuberculosis Control Program   

Request for Medical Records    

Return signed Medical Record Release forms to:    
Columbus Public Health
Attention: Medical Records, Room 104
240 Parsons Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215

Or, fax to: (614) 645-0048

Resources & Links

Location, Hours, Contact


Columbus Public Health  
240 Parsons Ave.
Columbus OH 43215
Second floor


TB clinic visits by appointment.

Office Hours

8:00 am –   2:15 pm

10:00 am – 6:15 pm  

8:00 am – 11:15 am

8:00 am – 4:15 pm
Thu, Fri        
Additional Information

Interpretation available.

Chest x-ray results will not be mailed.

Please keep your doctor's appointment to review test results.


(614) 645-2199