You can get low- to no-cost services for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV, at the NYC Department of Health's eight Sexual Health Clinics. Our clinics see patients on a first come, first served basis. No appointment is necessary. Anyone who is 12 or older can visit a clinic, regardless of immigration status. No parental consent is necessary.
If you do not have health insurance or cannot pay the sliding scale fee, you can still get services.
For a quick listing of all clinic locations, see our Sexual Health Clinic Map (PDF).
2019 Closure Dates
2019 Service Changes
*Limited services include STI and HIV testing for people without symptoms; counseling services.
First Come, First Served
The number of patients admitted to a clinic depends on provider availability each day. Services are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
On busy days, clinics may stop accepting patients before the posted closure time. It is especially important to arrive as soon as the clinic opens if you:
For patients without symptoms who want to be tested for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis or HIV, clinics will usually admit them until the posted closure time.
When You Arrive
When you arrive at a Sexual Health Clinic, you will:
Triage and Registration
When you visit a clinic, our staff will help determine which of our services are right for you and they will offer referrals if needed.
After the triage nurse calls the number on your triage card, you will speak to them about what services you need.
A clerk will then register you in our electronic medical records. The clerk will ask for identification. If you are 19 or older, the clerk will also ask about your insurance information. Even if you do not have identification or insurance, you will still receive clinic services.
Clinic staff will not ask about your immigration status.
All patients age 12 and older can receive:
Eligible patients can receive:
Who Will Provide Care
Depending on what services you need, you may see a:
What to Bring If You Want PrEP Services
If you would like to speak to someone about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and you have insurance, bring a copy of your insurance card.
If you are uninsured, you may qualify to receive PrEP medical services and medication through assistance programs. Patient navigators at all of our clinics can help determine if you are eligible for these programs. To help your navigator, bring the following to your visit:
Also, if you are not working and you are receiving financial support from a friend, relative or spouse, bring a letter verifying you are receiving such support.
Tell Us How We Did
If you have received services at one of our clinics, please complete our patient satisfaction survey. Your opinion matters!
After visiting a clinic, you can get your test results online (log-in required), or by calling 866-934-8693.
If you are having trouble trying to get your test results, you can call 347-396-7959 for assistance.
Health Insurance and Billing
The New York City Health Department asks for a fee for Sexual Health Clinic services given to adults (age 19 and over). The Health Department must ask for insurance or payment for services to meet Medicaid standards and other legal requirements. If you want to use your health insurance to pay for the visit, your insurance plan will be billed. A copayment may be required. If you do not have health insurance or do not want your insurance billed for the visit, you will be asked to pay a sliding scale fee based on your family size and yearly income. You will not be asked for proof of family size or yearly income. No payments will be collected at the clinic. See links below for more details.
If you do not have insurance or cannot pay the fee, you can still get services.
Medical Records Request
You can request a copy of your medical record from the NYS Department of Health.
Sign and date the form, and mail it to:
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Bureau of STD Prevention and Control
Attn: Medical Records Request (WS 20-41)
42-09 28th St., 20th Floor, Box 73
Long Island City, NY 11101-4132