Program Information

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);
  • Patients who have a Positive TB Screening and had an x-ray read
    by a radiologist to rule out active TB disease.

Doc with x-ray  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  )

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. 

TB Prescription  Education

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

For High- Risk               
TB patients.

$  20.00

QuantiFERON® Blood Test

For High- Risk                
TB patients.


Nurse visit for medication refill

For High- Risk                
TB patients.
(Cost varies with
medication used.)

$  20.00-           

Chest X-Ray- Adult

For High- Risk
TB patients.

$  60.00

Chest X-Ray- Pediatric

For High- Risk
TB patients.

$  81.00

Nurse visit for medical records of previous test/ treatment


No Charge

Payment methods accepted:
Cash, Check, and the following Credit/ Debit Cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover.

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