The Department of Public Health provides directly observed therapy (DOT) for people who have or may have tuberculosis (TB).
DOT is used to ensure a patient receives and takes all medications as prescribed and to monitor their response to the treatment. During DOT, a case manager watches a patient take their medication to make sure that they take it correctly.
Where and when
Once you have a referral from your doctor, you can get DOT at the Lawrence F. Flick Memorial Center. The Flick Center is a partner of the American Lung Association and is the only publicly-funded TB clinic in Philadelphia.
Lawrence F. Flick Memorial Center
305 S. 13th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
|Service offered||Hours available|
|Directly observed therapy||Monday through Friday 8 a.m.–12 p.m.|
|Adult clinical sessions||Tuesday and Wednesday 1 p.m.–4 p.m.|
|Pediatric clinical sessions||Thursday 9 a.m.–12 p.m.|
DOT is also available, when needed, in the patient’s home.