Lead screening for children ages 6months through 6 years old is available (at no cost). If your child has been exposed to lead or is at risk, please call our office to schedule an appointment for testing.
If the reason you are getting a TB test is due to exposure to an active case of TB, please call our office at 317-776-8500 to discuss with a nurse.
Tests are given every Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. You must return on Thursday of the same week as instructed by the nurse. There is a $20 fee for this service cash, credit or debit payments accepted. TB tests are not given the last 2 weeks of the year, and our office is closed for all government holidays.
Who should be screened for TB?
Close contacts of persons known or suspected to have TB, i.e. those sharing the same household or other enclosed environments
Persons infected with HIV
Persons who have certain clinical conditions known to increase the risk for disease if infection occurs
Persons with a history of inadequately treated TB
Persons who inject illicit drugs
Residents and employees of high-risk congregate settings (i.e. nursing homes, correctional facilities, mental institutions, other long-term care facilities, and homeless shelters)
Health-care workers who serve high-risk clients
Persons born outside the U.S. and Canada, including children. Prior vaccination with BCG is not a contraindication for testing, nor does it affect the treatment protocol.
Some medically under-served, low-income populations, including high-risk racial and ethnic groups
Infants, children, and adolescents exposed to adults in high-risk categories
Locally defined high prevalence groups (substance abusers, migrant workers, the homeless)
TB tests are required for the following jobs and/or schools:
Employees of licensed child care facilities
Community Corrections (Work Release)
Please call our office at 317-776-8500 if you have questions regarding if you should receive a TB Mantoux skin test.
Free and confidential pregnancy testing is offered in our office on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, by appointment. A nurse will offer counseling and make appropriate referrals. Please call our office 317-776-8500 to schedule an appointment.
Hamilton County Health Department offers free anonymous HIV testing for anyone at risk. This test does include a pre- and post-test counseling sessions. The Ora-Sure test is used.Please call our office 317-776-8500 to schedule a confidential appointment.
The Health Department is not a Medicare / Medicaid provider.