Denver Metro Tuberculosis Clinic

Clinic Closures
Labor Day, Sept. 6, 2021 Closed
Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25, 2021 Closed
Friday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 26, 2021 Closed
Observed Christmas Day, Dec. 24, 2021 Closed
The Denver Metro TB Clinic is a comfortable, friendly and confidential place to receive Tuberculosis (TB) testing and treatment. Everyone on our team specializes in TB. We understand what it is like to have TB and how to help you complete treatment so you can protect yourself and your loved ones. Our mission is to ensure that every person in our community has the opportunity to be healthy and free from tuberculosis (TB).

For medical professionals, we also provide phone consultations and resources to help diagnose and treat people with latent TB infections, including patient referrals. For medical professionals, we also provide phone consultations and resources to help diagnose and treat people with latent TB infections, including patient referrals.

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Please note: If you’ve received the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine recently, according to the CDC, you must wait FOUR weeks until after your second COVID-19 vaccine dose before being tested for tuberculosis, as the vaccine may interfere with the test. If your school or place of work needs further information, please email our Clinic Administrator, Ben at benjamin.penningroth@dhha.org. Again, we are not testing anyone who has received a COVID vaccine within four weeks of walking into the clinic. One exception is that you can get tested for TB the same day as your first COVID-19 dose. This guidance does not apply to the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

Testing Services Offered
*All testing services are offered on a walk-in basis. If you’d like to schedule ahead, please call 303-602-7240.*
Services Out of Pocket Cost Notes
Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) $20 Tuberculin skin tests (TSTs), also known as PPDs, require a second visit 48-72 hours after the test is placed on your arm. We do not place skin tests on Thursdays because we are closed on weekends and cannot verify results. Skin tests are not currently covered by insurance plans, including Medicaid.
Quanti-FERON TB Gold (QFT) $85 This test is a blood draw and results are available 3-5 days after. QFTs are covered by many insurance plans, but please ask your insurance before you come in for a test if you are unsure about coverage.

 

What is TB?

TB is a disease caused by germs that are spread between people through the air. It usually affects the lungs but may also affect other parts of the body, including the brain, kidneys or spine. It can be deadly if left untreated. Completing treatment is very important for people with TB and is provided for free at the Denver Metro TB Clinic.

There are two stages of tuberculosis: latent and active. In latent TB infection the germs are sleeping so you will not feel sick and you cannot give TB to others. Active TB means the germs have 'woken up' and you have symptoms (cough, fever, weight loss, nigh sweats) and might be able to pass TB to the people you spend the most time with.

The best way to prevent the spread of TB is to be tested if you think you have been exposed and to be treated if you have tested positive.

You can learn more about TB, including tuberculosis symptoms, by visiting our TB fact page.

Tuberculosis Clinic Team

The Denver Metro Tuberculosis Clinic team includes world renowned doctors and nurses who specialize in treating adults and children with tuberculosis.

Robert W Belknap, MD 
Michelle Haas, MD 
Randall Reves, MD

News

Denver Metro TB Clinic Leading Efforts to Eliminate TB in Colorado

Thousands of Colorado residents are infected with TB and at risk for getting sick. Most of these people have not been tested, so they do not know they are at risk, or that they could take medicine to protect themselves. In an effort to eliminate Tuberculosis in Colorado, the Denver Metro TB clinic collaborated with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to develop a TB Elimination Plan