TB Testing

Please note -- our hours have changed!! 5/24/14

 

Services

We offer same-night appointments for the TB skin test, also known as the PPD test. We see as many clients as possible, based on the order we hear from you, and how many medics we have on a given night. Please be aware that you may have to try multiple nights to get an appointment.

 

Alternative places to get a TB test ($35 or less):

Healthy Oakland (510) 444-9155

Concentra Urgent Care (510) 465-9565

Berkeley Health Center (510) 843-6194

Berkeley Public Health Clinic (510) 981-5350

 

Hours

Monday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / 1st Tuesday every month:

Call for intake at 5:30 pm if you are HOMELESS

Call for intake at 5:45 pm if you are NOT HOMELESS

Appointments are held later the same night.

 

Saturday:

Call at 1:00 pm. Appointments are held later the same afternoon.

 

Results

The TB test is not finished until you return 48-72 hours later to have it "read". This is how you get the result of your test. When you get the test, you will automatically get a follow-up appointment to read the result on the appropriate day.

Please check this table to make sure you can come back for your result:

Test DayReturn On...
MondayWednesday or Thursday night
1st TuesdayThursday or Friday night
WednesdayFriday night or Saturday afternoon
ThursdaySunday night ONLY
FridayMonday night ONLY
SaturdayMonday night ONLY