STD Testing and Treatment
Welcome to STD and HIV testing services at the Public Health Institute at Denver Health. We offer confidential, low-cost testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), or sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and HIV.
|2nd Tuesday of the month
||Closes at 4 p.m.
|Third Monday of the month
||Closed 8 - 9 a.m.
|Last Wednesday of the month
||Closed 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. noon
|Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 2023
|Friday after Thanksgiving, November 24, 2023
|Christmas Day, December 25, 2023
|New Year's Day, January 1, 2024
|Martin Luther King Day, January 15, 2024
Currently, most services are by appointment only. Please call ahead to schedule your appointment.
The Denver Sexual Health Clinic
The Denver Sexual Health Clinic offers STD and HIV testing by appointment only at this time. We have many partners throughout the city that offer free and low cost testing, please check to see if they are open and operating. You can also call our outreach team at 720-415-7075 for their testing services time.
Free at-Home HIV and STD Testing
We are currently offering free and low-cost at-home HIV and STD testing. The test kit allows you to test for HIV, chlamydia and gonorrhea. The HIV test is completed by using OraQuick®, which allows you to check your HIV status quickly at home. The gonorrhea and chlamydia tests are sent via mail to be processed in the lab.
Learn more about Test Yourself Colorado and how to order tests.
For questions about Test Yourself Colorado, call the Denver Sexual Health Clinic at (303) 602-3540 or email DenverSexualHealthClinic@dhha.org.
Outreach STD Testing
Our Outreach team offers free and confidential HIV, Hep C and STD testing at various locations throughout Denver. All visits are sex- positive, affirming and tailored to your needs.
Tests Offered in Outreach
We offer HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and hepatitis C testing at our Outreach locations.
We test for HIV, syphilis and Hep C through a blood draw or finger stick. Gonorrhea and chlamydia tests are completed through a urine collection, and/or throat swab, and/or self-collected rectal swab depending on the type of sex you have.
HIV and Hep C results will be provided at the time of your visit. Syphilis results take up to 5-10 days; gonorrhea and chlamydia results take 2-3 business days. You will be able to get your results through a secure, online portal.
Planning Your Visit to Outreach
We do not take appointments - all our visits are pre-scheduled, please call us to schedule a visit at 720-415-7075. No insurance is needed and all testing is free. We do require a picture ID for registration. The Outreach tester will take a brief sexual health history, talk about testing options, and work with you to decide on what tests are best for you.
The Outreach team can discuss pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) (a pill that can be taken once a day to prevent HIV) and connect you to care if you are interested.
In Outreach we do not provide medical evaluation or treatment. If you are experiencing symptoms or know that you were exposed to an STD, please contact the Denver Sexual Health Clinic at (303) 602-3540. If you know or think you were exposed to HIV in the last 72 hours, please call the Linkage to Care team for information about post exposure prophylaxis (PEP).
Call or text us with questions about Outreach at 720-415-7075.
If you are diagnosed with an STD at our clinic, sometimes you will get treatment during your visit. If you find out later that one of your results was positive and you need treatment, you can come back to our clinic for medications. You can also visit your primary care provider for STD treatment.
What if my HIV test is positive?
If you have a positive HIV test in our clinic, we have a Linkage to Care team that will work with you to make sure you get set up with a doctor that will provide you with the best care for you. Our team will also make sure to answer any questions you have.
If you are moving to the Denver Area and are looking for HIV care, you can call our Linkage to Care team at 303-602-3652. If you are calling after normal business hours, or if nobody answers, please leave us a voicemail. This is a confidential number and one of our team members will get back to you as soon as possible.