Tuberculosis (TB) Skin Test
Where can I get a TB Skin Test?
Brant County Health Unit provides free TB Skin Test only for people who have been named as a contact with a person who has TB disease, or when requested by a physician for Immigration Medical Surveillance.
You can call your family doctor or walk-in clinic to obtain a TB Skin Test.
Please note, you may need to pay out of pocket for your TB Skin Test depending on the reason for testing. In some scenarios the TB Skin Test is covered under OHIP.
TB Skin Tests are covered under OHIP for:
- People who are named as a contact of an active TB case.
- People who need a TB Skin Test for medical reasons
- People who have recently immigrated from countries where TB is more common.
- People who require a TB Skin Test for admission to a daycare, pre-school program or a school, community college, university or other educational institution or program (including a work placement that the program may require)
- People who are 65 years of age or younger and need to be admitted to a Long Term Care Facility
OHIP does not cover the cost of TB Skin Tests that are needed for employment or volunteer purposes.