About Tuberculosis Testing
Tuberculosis (TB) testing is available by scheduling an appointment in advance at the City of Somerville Health Department. TB tests are often required prior to employment. Regular TB testing is a state mandate for many types of work (health care, homeless shelter services, correctional services, transportation services, etc.)
The fee is $20 per person.
What is TB Testing?
TB testing is a two-step process. First, a small amount of solution is placed under the skin. Then, 48-72 hours later, the test is "read" and recorded.
What is TB?
TB is a bacterial disease that can cause serious and debilitating illness. Although it is typically known as a lung disease, it can also affect other parts of the body, such as the spine. A person is only contagious when they have active disease in the lungs. TB is treatable with a combination of medications taken over a period of months.
How do I get tested?
Please call the Health Department in advance to schedule an appointment for your Tuberculosis Testing.
The Health Department is located at City Hall Annex, 50 Evergreen Avenue (corner of Evergreen & Thurston Street, across from the Winter Hill School playgrounds). To schedule a group for testing, or for more information, please call the Public Health Nurse at 617-625-6600, ext. 4320.
FY18 Community Preservation Act Affordable Housing Funding Applications Now Available: Deadline May 23, 2018
Residents, organizations, and businesses are invited to submit applications for the funding of eligible affordable housing programs or projects via its annual distribution of Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds.
Plan establishes the annual funding allocations for Community Preservation Act funds; Workshop offers tips on how to apply for funding
The Somerville Community Preservation Committee invites all interested community members to hear about the FY 2018 Community Preservation Act (CPA) historic resources and open space/recreational land project proposals before the Community Preservation Committee, and offer feedback on which dese
Somerville Community Preservation Committee Celebrates 5th Anniversary of Community Preservation Act
Residents invited to join the Committee for a walking tour and community celebration on September 9.
The Community Preservation Committee is made up of Somerville residents who set the priorities for approximately $2 million in Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds each year and recommend which projects should be funded to the Board of Aldermen.
Application materials for this year’s Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds as well as the FY18 Community Preservation Plan, which sets the funding allocations and priorities for the year, are now available.
Learn more at www.somervillema.gov/CPA
This summer, the City’s Community Preservation Act (CPA) program is being evaluated to help us learn what its strengths are, how we can improve, and how well known the program is.
Do you have a passion for affordable housing, historic preservation, and parks and open space?
Join Mayor Joseph Curtatone, the Somerville Community Preservation Committee (CPC), and the Friends of the Community Path to celebrate the reopening of the Grove-to- Cedar section of the Community Path following repaving work that occurred this month.