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The best places to get STD testing in NYC

Looking for STD testing and treatment? We run down the best HIV prevention, family planning and testing sites in NYC.

By David Goldberg and Emy Rodriguez
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There are plenty of places in NYC to get STD Testing, along with HIV testing and treatment, family planning and more. Before heading out on a first date or going to one of NYC’s best hookup bars, you can get clarity about your STD status at these great clinics and community outreach sites. It’s never a bad idea to stay on top of your sex life.

Manhattan

1. Callen-Lorde Community Health Center

Since 1983, this grass-roots community health center has been providing health services to the LGBTQ community, regardless of its patients’ ability to pay. Conveniently located on 18th street, Callen-Lorde specializes in care for HIV-positive patients, along with walk-ins, testing, prevention, outreach and education. 356 W 18th, (212) 271-7200

 

2. Margaret Sanger Center

Located on Bleecker street, the Margaret Sanger Center provides services for both men and women, regardless of financial constraints. Most birth control and annual well-woman exams are covered for free, with no copay. Along with free birth control and exams, the Center offers different plans that may entail lower payments for uninsured patients. 26 Bleecker Street, (212) 965-7000

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3. Riverside STD Clinic

Known for being an express STD testing center, Riverside STD Clinic offers discreet rapid HIV, gonorrhea, herpes and syphilis testing. One of the advantages of getting tested at this Upper West Side location is a guarantee of same-day results. 160 W 100th St, (866) 634-1208

4. CASA Washington Heights Community Center

As part of the Alliance for Positive Change (previously AIDS Service Center NYC), CASA offers a unique gamut of services ranging from mental health assistance to the fast-acting Alere Determine HIV-1/2 Ag/Ab Combo, which only requires twenty minutes to produce results. CASA is only open on Tuesdays, so plan your visit in advance. 2036 Amsterdam Avenue, (212) 645-0705

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5. The Alliance Midtown Central

This center is the headquarters of The Alliance for Positive Change organization and offers testing services for most needs. Leading the ASCNYC pack, The Alliance provides PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) and PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) education and distribution for patients, regardless of insurance coverage. 64 E 35th Street 3rd Fl, (212) 645-0875

Brooklyn

1. Boro Hall Center - Brooklyn, NY

This central Planned Parenthood location will work with most insurances to provide low-cost and free healthcare, and can make special arrangements for uninsured patients. Women and men can depend on Boro Hall for HIV and STD treatment and testing, along with reliable women’s healthcare options like abortion services, birth control and pregnancy care. 44 Court Street 6th Fl, (212) 965-7000

2. Brooklyn Men (K)onnect

This community outreach program for men of color operates in conjunction with the Bridging Access to Care clinical non-profit, and provides free HIV and STD testing and education, along with referrals for free PrEP and PEP services. As a vital network for the Brooklyn community, BMK also provides mental health care and hosts gatherings and events via their social media presence145 Utica Ave, (347) 505-5130

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3. Crown Heights STD Clinic

Operating through the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygeine and located right off of Eastern Parkway, Crown Heights clinic provides free rapid HIV testing and screens for other STDs. 1218 Prospect Place (877) 364-8191

Queens

1. Astoria Corona District Health Center

This drop-in Astoria clinic in Jackson Heights provides free and low-cost care, without asking for parental consent or immigration status. Services provided include HIV and STD testing; PEP and PrEP; emergency contraception; drug, alcohol and crisis intervention and counseling; and vaccines for HPV, Meningitis, Hepatitis A and B. 34-33 Junction Blvd, (718) 476-7645

2. Community Healthcare Network Long Island City Health Center

Located right off the 36th Ave NQ subway station, this Northwest Queens clinic stop provides HIV education, testing and treatment; prenatal and postnatal care; family planning; mental health services and more. Make an appointment online for a faster process. 36-11 21st St (718) 482-7772

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3. Planned Parenthood - Diane L. Max Health Center

This Planned Parenthood center offers a host of services for men and women in over five languages (English, Spanish, Russian, Bengali and Hindi) and accept payments with over 25 forms of insurance. Walk-in services include free pregnancy tests on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, emergency contraception and birth control refill pills. Appointments are required for abortion services, HIV testing and women’s healthcare. 21-41 45th Rd, (212) 965-7000

Bronx

1. Morrisania STD Clinic

Located in the middle of the Bronx, the Morrisania STD clinic offers an open-door policy to all patients. No appointments are needed and patients are seen first come, first serve. The center offers testing regardless of insurance, immigration and financial status. Patients twelve years and older can walk in and be treated without any parental consent requirements. 1309 Fulton Ave, Bronx, (718) 681-1383

2. Dr. Emily Women's Health Center

This Women's Health center has been providing STD testing, abortion and gynecological services since 2004, with an emphasis on education and privacy. Services include routine exams, pap smears, screening and treatment of STDs, birth control methods and counseling. Extensive financial assistance programs are available for patients. 560 Southern Blvd, (718) 585-1010

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3. The Bronx Center

As part of the Planned Parenthood network, The Bronx Center provides extensive services for both men and women. The center provides birth control, STD testing, and treatment for urinary tract infections. Patients are not required to file for a full medical exam. 349 E 149th Street, 2nd Floor, (212) 965-700

Staten Island

1. Richmond University Medical Center

The Richmond Center provides testing for HIV-1/HIV-2, herpes, gonorrhea and many more STDs, along with comprehensive education and testing programs. 355 Bard Ave, (718) 818-1234

2. Community Health Action of Staten Island

Known as CHASI, this center has been at the forefront of HIV and AIDS care services in Staten Island for over 25 years. CHASI offers free HIV and Hepatitis C testing, workshops for managing chronic illness, and safer sex education. 25 Victory Boulevard, (718) 808-1300

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3. STD Test Express - Staten Island

This clinic tests for the eight most common STDs and provides results within 3 business days. With a wide network of mobile testing centers, the STD Test Express prides itself on quick and mobile services without cutting corners. 4434 Amboy Road, 2nd Fl, (877) 650-0542

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