The CK Public Health Unit works to reduce the incidence of tuberculosis (TB) in the community by:
- Providing resources, education, and consultation regarding TB treatment, prevention, and control
- Surveillance of suspected or confirmed TB in C-K
- Case management of those diagnosed with TB
- TB screening and contact tracing of family and close contacts
- Dispensing free medication for TB treatment
- Enforcing legislation designed to reduce the spread of TB
- TB skin testing
There is a fee for TB skin tests required for employment/school. Medically necessary TB skin tests are free through the public health unit.
You can get a TB skin test at:
- Your family doctor’s office
- A walk-in clinic
- Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit
To make an appointment for TB skin testing, please call us at 519.355.1071.