The American Social Health Association estimates that 1 in 4 Americans will contract an STI at some point in their lives. Howard Brown Health Center recommends getting tested twice a year for HIV and STIs, if you are sexually active.
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.
ATTENTION: Due to a clinic-wide meeting on Friday, August 28, ALL medical, behavioral health and sexual health walk-in services will be closed at our Sheridan and Aris Health clinics from 9am to 12pm. This also includes front desk and call center services.
Both clinics will open at 12 pm and remain open until regular closing times.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
Testing is at 4025 N. Sheridan Road
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.
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 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.
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.
There will be a follow-up return reading 48-72 hours after placement.
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 is given presumptively at the point of your testing.