All persons who present for a PPD are given a risk-assessment form to complete. Each assessment form is evaluated for the need for a PPD or a screening letter. A screening letter is given in lieu of a PPD to those who have no risk factors.
PPD skin tests are done for those who are high-risk. High risk groups include those who are a medical or population risk, or those who are a contact to an active TB case. These skin tests are done at no charge.
PPD’s and screening are performed each Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday on a walk-in basis from 8:00 am-3:30 pm. If you receive a PPD, you must return to CCHD within 48-72 hours to have your PPD read. If you do not return during your specified time period and the test has to be repeated, there will be a $25.00 charge.
PPD's are performed for individuals needing screening for college admission and employment. There is a $25.00 charge for all individual needing the PPD's screening for these reasons.