Come to the City of Kansas City, Mo., Health Department (KCHD) to get Tuberculosis (TB) testing and treatment. Active TB is an infectious disease that is usually caused by bacterium in the lungs, but it can affect other parts of the body as well. TB can be easily spread through the air by coughing and sneezing. The general signs and symptoms include chronic cough (with blood-containing sputum), fever, chills, night sweats, loss of appetite, weight loss, and fatigue.
The TB Clinic serves the following:
- Individuals who have active TB disease
- Individuals who have been infected by the TB bacteria (positive tuberculin skin test or TB blood test)
- Individuals who have been exposed to people with TB
TB skin tests are provided on a walk-in basis or by appointment every day, except for Thursdays, in the Adult Immunization Clinic. The test costs $20 or can be processed through Medicaid. TB blood tests are also available by appointment in the Adult Immunization Clinic. The test costs $100 and the phone number to make an appointment is 816-513-6108.
Individuals being tested as part of an TB investigation may be tested for free in the TB clinic. To make an appointment in the TB clinic, call 816-513-6152.