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Chelsea Express

Chelsea Express is a fast and easy place for people who do not have any symptoms to get tested for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and HIV without seeing a nurse or doctor.

It is located in the same building as the Chelsea Sexual Health Clinic, at 303 Ninth Avenue in Manhattan. To enter Chelsea Express, turn left at the security desk in the main lobby.

Eligibility

Chelsea Express is only for patients who need testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV. You are not eligible for Chelsea Express services if you:

  • Have STI symptoms, such as an itch, rash, sore or discharge.
  • Have a sex partner with an STI.
  • Were contacted to come into any Sexual Health Clinic.
  • Need PEP, PrEP, HIV treatment, emergency contraception (Plan B), syphilis treatment or vaccines.
  • Need to see a doctor, nurse or counselor.

If you need other sexual health services you can visit the Chelsea Sexual Health Clinic located in the same building.

First Come, First Served

The number of patients admitted to Chelsea Express depends on provider availability each day. Services are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Chelsea Express is busy and the clinic may stop accepting patients before the posted closure time, especially on Tuesday and Thursday evenings after 5 p.m.

Visiting Chelsea Express

After you determine that you are eligible for Chelsea Express, you will:

  • Fill out a form to help us figure out what services you need.
  • Meet with a staff member to get tested for HIV and learn how to collect other specimens.
  • Get your blood drawn to test for syphilis and receive additional HIV testing, if necessary
  • Collect your own specimens to test for chlamydia and gonorrhea. This may include urinating in a cup and swabbing your own throat and buttocks.

Quickie Lab Test Results

The new Quickie Lab at Chelsea Express provides rapid testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea. In most cases, results are available within hours of your visit.

Other Test Results

Rapid HIV results will be available in minutes. Results for syphilis and any additional HIV testing will be available 10 days after your visit.

Other Express Testing Locations

All eight Sexual Health Clinics offer express testing services. Patients who do not have symptoms can go to one of those locations to get tested for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and HIV without having to see a nurse or doctor.

Chelsea Express is the only location where express testing services are offered in a separate space, making it fast and easy to get routine testing for STIs, including HIV. Chelsea Express is also the only location with a Quickie Lab, which provides rapid results for chlamydia and gonorrhea.

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