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Confidential STD Clinics

Low-to No-Cost Confidential Clinics - General Information

Chelsea’s STD Clinical services have been relocated to the Riverside STD Clinic at 160 W 100th St., New York, NY.
Directions from Chelsea to Riverside: Take the "1", "2", or "3" train to the 96th St. stop.

Getting Services While Chelsea Clinic is ClosedOther languages: [En Español] (PDF)

Health Department STD clinics provide low- to no-cost HIV and STD services. Patients are seen on a first come, first served basis. No appointment is necessary.

Clinic services include STD services for patients with symptoms or at risk of exposure, Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for patients at risk of HIV exposure, emergency contraception, HIV counseling and rapid testing. STD clinics also offer vaccines for Meningitis, Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B, as well as screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) for alcohol and drug use.

People in need of primary care only (including a routine STD checkup) will be referred to low- or no-cost services. The number of patients admitted to each clinic depends on clinician availability each day, so some clinics may stop taking patients before closing time.

Please check the list below for the nearest clinic in your area.

See What To Expect During a Visit to an HIV/STD Clinic for information about how to prepare for your visit.

See Clinic Closings to see which clinics are closed for a staff training or holiday

HIPAA - Notice of Privacy (PDF)
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Health Insurance and Billing Practices

Adults: The New York City Health Department asks for a fee for STD 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 sliding scale fee, you can still get services.

Teens: You will not be asked for insurance or a sliding scale fee.

If you do not have insurance or cannot pay the fee, you can still get services.


Central Harlem
Tuesday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Closes at noon the third Friday of every month.

2238 Fifth Ave., 1st Fl.

New York, NY 10037

Directions: On the corner of 5th Ave. and 137th St.
2 or 3 train to 135th St.

Chelsea (Relocated to the Riverside STD clinic located at Clinic at 160 W 100th St., New York)
Manhattanville Renaissance
Open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.(open during renovations at the Riverside STD clinic)

Closes at noon the third Wednesday of every month.

21 Old Broadway, 2nd Fl.

New York, NY 10027

Directions: On the corner of Broadway and 126th St.
1 train to 125th St.

*Quick Bic (Bicilin) syphilis prevention treatment and testing is available for men who have sex with men. Ask clinic staff for more information.

Tuesday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Also open Tuesday and Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for HIV counseling and testing.

Closes at noon the first Wednesday of every month.
160 W 100th St. (between Columbus/Amsterdam)

New York, NY 10025

Directions: #1, B, C, 2 or 3 train to 96th St.


Open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Closes at noon the second Friday of every month.

1309 Fulton Ave., 2nd Fl.

Bronx, NY 10456

Directions: E 169th St off of 3rd Ave
2 or 5 train to 149th and 3rd
15 or 6 bus to 169th St and 3rd Ave.

For information about Bronx HIV testing sites outside of Health Department Clinics, see the Bronx-Wide HIV Testing Initiative.


Crown Heights
Open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Closes at noon the last Wednesday of every month.

1218 Prospect Pl., 1st Fl.

Brooklyn, NY 11213

Directions: Near Prospect Pl. and Troy Ave. 3 or 4 train to Utica Ave or 65 bus to Dean St. and Troy Ave.

Fort Greene
Open Tuesday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Closes at noon the last Friday of every month.

295 Flatbush Ave Ext., 2nd Fl.

Brooklyn, NY 11201

Directions: On the corner of Willoughby St. and Flatbush Ave Ext., near Fulton Mall and Long Island University 2, 3, 4 or 5 train to Nevins St. or B, Q, R trains to Dekalb Ave.


Open Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
34-33 Junction Blvd.

Jackson Heights, NY 11372

Directions: 7 train to Junction Blvd or 72 bus to 35th Ave.

Open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Closes at noon the last Thursday of every month.

90-37 Parsons Blvd, 1st Fl.

Jamaica, NY 11432

Directions: Off Jamaica Ave.
E, Z, or J train to Parsons Blvd


Please Note: on 9/16/2015, all STD doctors will be in an all day training, therefore only HIV testing services are available citywide.

Clinic Closings

Sat., Oct. 10, 2015

Mon., Oct. 12, 2015

Tues., Nov. 3, 2015

Wed. Nov. 11, 2015

Thurs., Nov. 26, 2015

Fri., Dec. 25, 2015


More Information

Call 866-934-8693 or log onto to get your test results.

Call 311 for more information on AIDS/HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

Visit the NYC Teen page for more information about teen health.

To Get a Copy of Your Medical Records

Complete the Authorization for Release of Health Information form and return it to the Health Department.

You can get this form by:

  • Calling 311
  • Visiting the Health Department’s Help Station, near the Chelsea Clinic. Forms are also available at any of the Health Department’s STD Clinics.
  • Visiting New York State Department of Health (PDF)

Return the completed form to:
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Bureau of STD Prevention and Control
Attn: Medical Records Request (W.S. 20-41)
42-09 28th St., 20th Fl., Box 73
Long Island City, N.Y. 11101

You will get your medical records by certified mail within 20 days after receipt of the form.