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Sexual Health Express Clinics

Sexual Health Express Clinics are fast and easy places for people to get tested for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and HIV without seeing a nurse or doctor. Sexual Health Express clinics are only for people who have no symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection. See below for additional eligibility criteria.

People with symptoms that may be due to a sexually transmitted infection, or have other sexual health care needs, can get care at one of our regular Sexual Health Clinics.


Locations


Fort Greene

Fort Greene Express is located on the first floor of the same building as the Fort Greene Sexual Health Clinic, at 295 Flatbush Extension in Brooklyn. To enter Fort Greene Express, turn right after entering the building.

Chelsea

Chelsea Express 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

Sexual Health Express Clinics are only for patients who need testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV. You are not eligible for Sexual Health 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 Sexual Health Clinic located in the same building.

First Come, First Served

Services are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sexual Health Express Clinics are busy and may stop accepting patients before the posted closure time, especially during evening hours.

Visiting Sexual Health Express Clinics

After you determine that you are eligible for Sexual Health Express testing, 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.

Test Results

The Quickie Labs at the Sexual Health Express Clinics provide rapid testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea. In most cases, test results are available within hours of your visit.

Rapid HIV test 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 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.

Fort Greene and Chelsea Express are 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. They are also the only locations with a Quickie Lab, which provides rapid test results for chlamydia and gonorrhea.

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