HIV and STI Testing

HIV and STI Testing

4/1/2022: Washington West Current Testing Hours

Primarily through our Washington West located at 1201 Locust Street in Center City and our Mobile Testing Unit (MTU), we offer free, confidential rapid HIV testing and STI (sexually transmitted infection) screening services in a supportive, non-judgmental environment.

In addition, we offer on-site counseling services to help you identify your risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, and to create a realistic plan to help reduce your risk for HIV and other STIs, and to promote your overall health and well-being. 

All testing, counseling and referral services are free of charge. 

We offer the following testing services and screenings: 

  • Rapid HIV test
  • Syphilis
  • Gonorrhea / Chlamydia (urine)
  • Gonorrhea / Chlamydia (throat swab)
  • Gonorrhea / Chlamydia (self-administered rectal swab)

Sessions may take up to 30 minutes.  

What to Expect

Click Here for Changes to HIV and STI Testing as of July 12, 2021

You and your counselor will work together to identify your HIV risks and risks for other sexually transmitted infections, and create a realistic plan to help reduce your risk for HIV and other STIs, and to promote your overall health and well-being.

If you test positive for the HIV antibody, you'll have the opportunity to meet with our Linkage to Care specialist, who can help you with accessing medical care, disclosing your status to partners and loved ones, discussing safer sex options, treatment adherence etc. During this session, the specialist will help you identify your emotional and physical needs and provide referrals to Mazzoni Center services and other service providers in the community. 

Results for STI test

Results for all Syphilis, Gonorrhea, and Chlamydia screenings are provided by the Philadelphia Health Department, not by staff on-site at Washington West.  For questions about your results please call the Philadelphia Health Department at: 215-685-6585

Where and When

Washington West (Click here for current hours)
1201 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Other Testing Locations
Mazzoni Center (Click here for current hours)
1348 Bainbridge Street Philadelphia, PA 19147

Philly AIDS Thrift (HIV testing only)

Suspended until further notice
710 S. 5th Street, 2nd floor 1 Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone: 215-922-3186