Saturday, August 29, 2015

Testing Schedule and Venues

 Howard Brown Health Center
offers FREE Rapid HIV testing

On-Site Clinics
Howard Brown Health Center
4025 N. Sheridan Road

Payment

HBHC is committed to reach everyone in the community regardless of ability to pay.  Everyone will be assessed on a sliding scale based on self reported income and will be eligible to receive a full, comprehensive visit that will include services below.
 
During your time with a staff member, a risk assessment will be done to tailor your visit, and all will be included in the assessed sliding scale fee.  We understand that cost can be a barrier to some and we will always provide services to you regardless of your ability to pay. 

For further information on any of these programs, please call 773.388.8895.

Hours
Monday: Noon - 7 pm
Tuesday: Noon- 7 pm
Wednesday: Noon - 7 pm
Thursday: Noon - 7 pm
Friday: 9 am - Noon; 1 - 4 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 2 pm

No appointment necessary. Clients seen on a first-come first-served basis.

Payment can be made in cash, credit or debit.


Insurance cannot be used for Walk-In Clinic visits.

HIV Testing

HBHC offers rapid HIV testing, with results usually provided within the same day. Results from rapid HIV tests are available in minutes; however, because this is a walk-in service, we cannot ensure a specific length of time for the full visit. This testing includes an extensive pre- and post- test counseling session.

Testing Together - HIV Testing and Counseling

Testing Together provides an opportunity for you and your partner(s) to have your HIV test together and get your results together, with a trained counselor present to help you talk about the results. HIV results will be made available to you and your partner(s) within the same day. Results from the rapid HIV tests are available in minutes; however, because this is a walk-in service, we cannot ensure a specific length of time for the full service. This testing includes an extensive pre- and post- test counseling session, and requires some additional paperwork.

Syphilis Testing

Syphilis testing is available on a walk-in basis at no cost. This testing is confidential, which means you will be asked to provide your name and contact information.

Syphilis Treatment Clinic

This clinic offers the confidential blood test for syphilis , a nurse consultation visit and syphilis treatment when appropriate. This clinic is designed specifically for people experiencing symptoms of syphilis, and for individuals who were potentially exposed to syphilis by a partner.

Hepatitis Clinic

Hepatits A, B and/or C testing (screening for immunity to A and B) and/or immunization for Hepatitis A and/or B may require three visits total with each visit costing $35; the nurse will discuss time-frames during your visit

In this package service you will receive a nurse consultation visit, a combination vaccination against Hepatitis A and B, and allow you to be screened for Hepatitis C. To be fully vaccinated, it is necessary to return for 2 follow-up visits; the nurse will discuss time-frames with you during your visit.

Tuberculosis Screen

There will be a follow-up return reading 48-72 hours after placement.

STD Testing

STD testing is a confidential service that includes an office visit with a Health Care Provider and diagnostic testing for syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia. Pregnancy testing is also available with this option. Other tests are available and, when appropriate, treatment

Broadway Youth Center (For youth 12-24 years of age)

615 W. Wellington Avenue
773.935.3151

Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: Noon - 6 pm
Friday: Noon - 5 pm
1st, 3rd, and 5th Saturday: Noon - 5 pm

Offers confidential HIV testing (mouth swab) and STI screenings for Chlamydia/Gonorrhea (urine test) with results in one week. Syphilis testing provided during Health Services Clinic hours. Need your testing results or want to find out if they’re in? Contact one of our health educators at 773-299-7621. No appointments necessary, walk-in only.


Field Services (Outreach)  

If you’d like free HIV/STD testing, the Prevention department at Howard Brown provides services to the LGBTQ community at the following venues. For more information or confirmation of available services, call 773-388-8895.

MONDAYS

Walgreens, Andersonville
5440 N. Clark St, Chicago, IL
Mondays, 4:30 - 8 pm

  • HIV prevention counseling 
  • Rapid HIV testing (finger prick

 

TUESDAYS 

Steamworks (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!)
3246 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL
Tuesdays, from 4:00 -7:00 p.m.

For gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men 

  • First come, first served - No appointment necessary
  • HIV prevention counseling
  • Rapid HIV testing (finger prick)
  • Confidential Syphilis, Gonorrhea, and Chlamydia screening
  • Testing Together! Testing Together is a new HIV testing and counseling service for male couples that allows partners to receive their rapid results, together. This service provides a basis for an ongoing healthy conversation between you and your partner about HIV in your relationship, and will allow you to talk openly about building a protection plan together

 


THURSDAYS

Steamworks
3246 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL
Thursdays, from 8:00 - Midnight
For Bathhouse patrons only

  • HIV prevention counseling
  • Rapid HIV testing (finger prick)

 

Club Krave (formerly The Edge)
13126 S. Western Ave., Blue Island, IL
1st Thursday of the month, 9:00 p.m. - Midnight

  • HIV prevention counseling
  • Rapid HIV testing (oral swab)
  • Confidential Syphilis, Gonorrhea, and Chlamydia screening (if applicable)
  • Testing Together! Testing Together is a new HIV testing and counseling service for male couples that allows partners to receive their rapid results, together. This service provides a basis for an ongoing healthy conversation between you and your partner about HIV in your relationship, and will allow you to talk openly about building a protection plan together 

 


FRIDAYS

Brown Elephant Resale Shop, Andersonville
5404 N. Clark St, Chicago, IL
3rd Friday of the month 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.

  • HIV prevention counseling 
  • Rapid HIV testing (finger prick) 
  • Confidential Syphilis, Gonorrhea, and Chlamydia screening (if applicable)
  • Testing Together! Testing Together is a new HIV testing and counseling service for male couples that allows partners to receive their rapid results, together. This service provides a basis for an ongoing healthy conversation between you and your partner about HIV in your relationship, and will allow you to talk openly about building a protection plan together.

 

Walgreens, Andersonville
5440 N. Clark St, Chicago, IL
1st Friday of the month 4:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Testing is cancelled on Friday, July 3rd.

  • HIV prevention counseling 
  • Rapid HIV testing (finger prick) 

 

Brown Elephant Resale Shop, Oak Park
217 Harrison Street, Oak Park, IL
Fridays from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Testing is cancelled on Friday, July 3rd.

  • HIV prevention counseling
  • Rapid HIV testing (oral swab)
  • Confidential Syphilis, Gonorrhea, and Chlamydia screening (if applicable) 
  • Testing Together! Testing Together is a new HIV testing and counseling service for male couples that allows partners to receive their rapid results, together. This service provides a basis for an ongoing healthy conversation between you and your partner about HIV in your relationship, and will allow you to talk openly about building a protection plan together.

 

SATURDAYS

Brown Elephant, Andersonville
5404 N. Clark St, Chicago, IL
1st Saturday of the month 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Testing is cancelled on Saturday, July 4th.

  • HIV prevention counseling 
  • Rapid HIV testing (finger prick)