Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by germs that are spread from person to person through the air. TB usually affects the lungs, but it can also affect other parts of the body, such as the brain, the kidneys, or the spine. A person with TB can die if they do not get treatment.

For additional information, please read the Basic TB Facts sheet from the CDC.

Here at the Grand Traverse County Health Department, we provide testing services for TB.

Testing Information

  • Testing for TB is available each Monday by appointment by calling 231-995-6131
  • Clients must return 48-72 hours later (Wednesday or Thursday) to have the test read.
  • There is a $15 charge for the test.  Some insurances can be billed for this.
  • Treatment, if needed, is free to those without insurance.
  • Groups can make arrangements with the TB nurse. Please call to schedule a clinic appointment.