Mental & physical health

Get directly observed therapy (DOT) for tuberculosis

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.

Requirements

Your health care provider can refer you to the Department of Public Health’s Tuberculosis Control Program. If you don’t have a primary care physician or insurance, you can get TB testing and diagnosis at the City’s health centers.

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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.

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