Thursday, December 18, 2014

Walk-In Clinic

The American Social Health Association estimates that 1 in 4 Americans will contract an STD at some point in their lives.  Howard Brown Health Center recommends getting tested twice a year for HIV and STDs, if you are sexually active.

The focus of the Howard Brown Walk-In Clinic is to provide low-cost, confidential testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. The Walk-In Clinic will give you choices to personalize your health care needs.

For further information on any of these programs, please call 773-388-8895.

HIV testing, STD testing, syphilis testing & treatment, and Hepatitis vaccination services are available* 

(see hours below)


We are pleased to announce the release of the Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines 2010.  The new Guidelines, which are an update from the 2006 Guidelines, provide valuable information on the clinical management and prevention of STDs and HIV.  To obtain a copy of the Guidelines, please visit  or contact CDC-INFO at 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636), 24 hours/day, or email

HIV testing, STD testing, syphilis testing and treatment, and Hepatitis vaccination services are available*:

Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: 1 pm - 7 pm             
Friday: 9 am - Noon and 1 pm - 4 pm
2nd and 4th Saturday of each month: 9 am - Noon
Exceptions: If the Saturday is a national holiday, we will be closed.

No appointment is necessary. Clients seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Payment can be made in cash, major credit card or debit card with a Visa/Mastercard logo. 

Sorry, insurance cannot be used for walk-in clinic visits.

HIV Testing

Howard Brown 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.

Price = FREE

Testing Together - HIV Testing and Counseling

Howard Brown now offers HIV testing and counseling for you and your partner(s) to receive together. 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.

Price = FREE 

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.

Price = FREE

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.

Price = $35.00

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.

Price = $35.00

Tuberculosis Screen

PPD Placement; free 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 is given presumptively at the point of your testing.

Price = $95.00

*Howard Brown Health Center's Walk-in Clinic observes the following holiday schedule:

New Year’s Day (closed)
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (closed) 
President's Day (closed) 
Memorial Day (closed)
Independence Day (closed)
Labor Day (closed)
Day before Thanksgiving (early close)
Thanksgiving Day (closed)
Day after Thanksgiving (closed) 
Christmas Eve (early close)
Christmas Day (closed)

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