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The New York Department of Health and Hygiene has stated that the neighborhoods of Crotona and Mott Haven have the highest rates of Chlamydia in New York City.

From 2015 to 2016, the syphilis rate in New York rose 27% and is now twice the rate it was five years ago.

The total reported cases of Gonorrhea in New York City is 19,029.

There are many testing options available in New York City, including some public centers like Planned Parenthood on 45th Road in Queens or on Bleecker Street in New York City.  The testing center in Queens is housed in a modern styled building. The staff is warm and welcoming and everyone will feel at ease in their waiting room. Hours are also convenient and the center usually stays open after normal business hours.

Private options are available as well, including some on 100th Street, Fulton Avenue in the Bronx, and more. The city also has clinics that occasionally offer free STD testing, especially during April. However, this often only applies to HIV screening and not full-panel tests. 

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The mayor’s annual report in 2017 seemed to give a glowing review. Infant and traffic deaths are down, police response times are faster and kids are even performing a smidge better on their aptitude tests.

This looks like every department is working to make New York a better place to live, but there were some glaring omissions from this annual data. It was sure to note that HIV infections were going down but neglected to mention that all other STIs were getting out of control. This isn’t new, it’s just finally gotten harder to turn a blind eye to the looming crisis.

In just 12 months NYC watched as,

  • Syphilis jumped by 27%
  • Chlamydia increased by 6%
  • Gonorrhea rose 13%

This is only during the 2016 – 2017 reporting year, but accurately shows the health trend that is having the greatest impact in Harlem, Chelsea, Crown Heights, Mott Haven and Crotona. However, Syphilis is a problem no matter which borough you proudly call home.

The other fact not widely known is that the first signs of the burgeoning problem began appearing as early as 2005.


Low Cost or Free STD Testing Clinics Near
New York,NY

Callen-Lorde Sexual Health Clinic


Callen-Lorde has been striving to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections in the LGBT community for 50 years.

The doctors and their qualified assistants are on hand to provide support, answer questions and provide information on how you can protect yourself.

In an effect to combat HIV they offer free testing throughout the year. Dates and times can be found on the calendar located on their website. It is also displayed at the clinic, along with other events and activities they host throughout the year.


During the week you will need to schedule an appointment, but on Saturdays you can walk-in. However, you may want to get there early since they do turn patients away once all the available spots are filled.

Insurance is accepted, along with other forms of payment. In most instances, it is due at the time of service. If you cannot afford a test, ask about their free testing schedule.

The center is geared towards adults in the LGBT community. If you are under age, they can direct you to a clinic designed specifically for teens.


The clinic does provide treatment, education and counseling. This includes those who know that they are at risk, along with patients with symptomatic STIs.

The clinics’ staff is always on hand to answer any questions you might have about your treatment. They will also clearly explain your options. This includes if you have or test positive for HIV/AIDS.

Their phone number will also put you in touch with the pharmacy if you need a prescription refilled or simply have additional questions.


The clinic is geared towards the LGBT community, but everyone is welcome if they feel that they have been exposed to a STD.

It’s location on West 18th street ensures for easy access. Whether you take the subway, walk or even bike. Be prepared to search for awhile for a parking space, if you happen to decide to drive from your work or residence outside of the city.

The staff is knowledgeable and happy to answer any of your questions, even if you simply walk-in on a Saturday.


356 West 18th St. New York, NY 10011



Closed on Sundays and major holidays

STD Center NY.com


The clinic is staffed by doctors and trained assistants. Each knowledgeable about STDs and the various ways to prevent them.

Due to their expertise they are able to stay up-to-date about the latest tests, and ways to treat STIs if a client test positive.

Test results are not available on the same day but you will find out, usually within 2 days. If you do have an infection, they will be there to help you figure out the right treatment plan for you.


You cannot just walk-in for a STD test, an appointment is needed. However, it is easy to make one. Simply go onto their website, choose a time and a confirmation email will be sent to you. In most cases, there will not be a problem getting in the same day.

All types of payment are accepted, though it is due in full at the time of your appointment.

If you are a minor, you will need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, otherwise adults simply need to show proof of their age. This also ensures that they are the one that made the appointment, and not someone trying to “steal” your place.


When your results are ready a physician will be available to answer any of your questions. You can also call their direct phone number. Here you will be directed to the department you need. Whether it is a doctor, counselor or the pharmacy.

Treatment is available if you choose to use their after-care services. Otherwise, you can get referrals to other health centers in the area and surrounding neighborhoods.


The clinic is managed by Dr. Fuzayloff, a STD specialist with years of experience. He is often on site but when he’s not one of his colleagues will be available.

One of the advantages of this clinic is how easy it is to get to from almost any point in the city. There are several subway trains that are close by, along with multiple bus routes.

Appointments are easy to make, and there is rarely a wait. They are also available during business hours to answer questions, regardless if you are a patient or not.



274 Madison Ave Suite 705 New York, NY 10016



Closed on Sundays and most major holidays.

Ryan Health Services


The clinic is able to provide a wide range of health care services that includes testing for STIs, along with treatment if necessary.

It is staffed by a team of doctors and nurses, trained in a variety of fields. Which such a large staff, there is almost always a physician there to discuss your test results with you. They will also take the time to explain the testing procedure if you have worries or questions.

Results are generally available within a few days. Often within two, though this does depend on the volume at the lab and the type of test administered.


You do need an appointment before you can get a STI test. There are two options. You can call or visit their website and click on the icon for the “care portal”. There you can pick the date and time you wish to get tested.

Insurance, cash and credit cards are accepted, along with clients of all ages. Identification might be required if you do plan on paying with a credit card.


Due to the wide variety of specialists at the clinic, after-care treatment is never a problem. They will work with your insurance company if needed and clearly explain the cost of prescriptions and any additional treatment.

A physician will be available to talk about your results both at the clinic and on phone. They can also direct you to additional centers if you prefer to go somewhere else.


The Ryan Health Clinic serves the Upper West Side, though they do have other locations. You can find these on the supplied link to their website.

Not only do they test clients of all ages, they also provide education, support and treatment at a cost that is relatively affordable. Unfortunately, they do not offer a payment plan nor free tests at this clinic.

Located at the corner of W. 97th St. and Columbus Ave., it is also a breeze to get there via public transportation.


110 W 97th St New York, NY 10025



Closed on Sundays and hours do change in July and August.

Walk In Clinic of NYC


This walk-in clinic is designed to care for all types of testing that includes STDs. Their goal is to provide quality care to residents in the community, regardless of their ability to pay.

Their large and experienced staff allows for a physician to be on the premise during open hours. There is also a number clients can take advantage of if they have questions after hours.

Since there is a lab onsite, test results are often available within one to two days. Though, it can be longer if the lab is experiencing a “backup”.



While this is billed as a “walk-in” clinic, you still need to have an appointment if you wish to speak to a doctor. This can be accomplished either online at their website or by calling the clinic direct.

If you are using insurance you can shorten your wait time, simply by submitting a copy of your insurance card when scheduling an appointment. Otherwise, you can discuss other payment options either online or by phone.

One important tip to remember, is that in some cases minors may need an adult’s consent for an STI test.


The clinic can and will fill your prescription, if you need one. They can also help with referrals if you prefer to get treatment elsewhere.

A doctor will be available if you need a consultation, and other qualified staff can also help with any questions you might have.

Follow-up checkups can also be scheduled, along with additional tests if you feel that you need them.


This “full-service” clinic strives to keep health care cost low so everyone can get the testing and care that they need. While there is not currently any free services, they will try and work with you so you do not go “untested”.

Their extended hours that includes Saturdays can make it more convenient for you to ensure that you are healthy physically and sexually.

The location is close to several bus and subway lines, though parking can be a hassle if you decide to drive.


274 Madison Ave. Suite 304 New York, NY 10016



Closed on Sundays and major holidays.

Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center


Established in 1968, it was the first clinic in the city that concentrated on teens.

They cover all aspects of a teen’s sexual health including, prevention, education, testing, support and treatment. Since they do have a large staff, there is almost always a doctor on site during business hours.

When a teen needs a STD test, they can receive their results in a few business days. There is rarely a time that it takes more than 3 days for an adolescent to know if they are positive or not.


If you are ready or think you need a test, all you have to do is call and schedule an appointment. Due to their hours after 3 pm during the week and on Saturdays, teens do not have to worry about missing school.

Medicaid is accepted, along with other types of insurance. You will need to bring proof of this when you come for the test. If you are without insurance, the staff will help you apply for a managed care plan. Some also qualify for free testing, depending on their parents income.

Since this is an “adolescent” clinic, anyone under 18 is welcome.


There are several after care options, regardless of your test results. If the test does come back positive, teens can receive treatment at the center. This also includes any prescriptions they might need.

A mobile app is available so teens can stay in touch with health care professionals. It will remind you of upcoming appointments, answer questions and give updates on events you might be interested in.



Mount Sinai is designed to address all aspects of a teen’s health. Whether it is information and testing for STDs, or learning how to protect yourself.

The large center ensures that the wait times are minimal and the hours are convenient for a busy teen’s schedule. It is also located near several public transit lines. Parking is available, though it is limited and does come with a fee.


312 - 320 East 94th ST. New York, NY 10128



Closed on Sundays and major holidays.

Affordable or Free HIV Testing Clinics Near
New York,NY

The Alliance for Positive Change


The center is solely concentrated on testing and treating HIV and Hep C. They have partnered with several local business and health care organizations to ensure every aspect of their patients lives is covered.

This includes everything from medical care to support and assistance with housing, if you test positive or already know that you are infected.

Thanks to the overwhelming support there is usually a physician on the premise to speak with you and test results only take a few days.


It is important to note that the clinic only tests for HIV and Hepatitis C, but these services are free.

There is no need for an appointment, unless you want to stop by after 4 pm. Then you will need to call first, so they know that you are coming.

The clinic is designed to test and treat adults. However, they can help with a referral for minors at another testing facility.


Treatment options range from medications and follow after-care to assistance with housing. Rarely will be patients be charged for these services, though donations are always appreciated.

If your test does come back positive, a physician will be available to discuss the results and your options with you. There is also a local number, which will be provided, that you can call anytime day or night.


Commonly referred to as “The Alliance”, the staff at the center are ready to provide the assistance you need. Whether it is for testing, counseling or support, they are committed to being there for their clients.

The testing is limited to only 2 STDs, so if you feel that you need a full panel test this might not be the right choice for you. Hours are also shorter and there can be a longer wait, since they do handle all types of after-care.

If you only need a HIV or Hep C test and can’t make it to this location, there is another clinic on the Lower East Side at 25 Allen St. They also have extended hours and are open on Saturdays.


64 W 35th St. 3rd Floor New York, NY 10001



Closed on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, along with most major holidays.

CHMP Columbia-Harlem Homeless Medical Partnership


This clinic only offers HIV testing without cost to residents in the Harlem neighborhood. It is part of the CHHMP network that is dedicated to preventing HIV/AIDS among the homeless.

Wait times can be long, especially since the clinic only offers testing once a week for 2 hours. It is advisable to get there a little early, since lines have been known to be long.

A doctor or registered physician assistant will be there, but due to the typically large turnout it might not be possible to speak at length to one.

Since this is a free, first come first served clinic test results can take a few weeks.


The only qualification you need for a free HIV test is to show up at the testing time.

You do not have to provide proof of income or i.d. but there might be a few forms to complete. This is mainly so they can contact you when your test results are ready.


While they do not offer any treatment options, staff can provide you with referrals to other low-cost or free clinics that can provide the care you need.

However, if you do need a prescription filled they can help you with that.


The hours are extremely limited and they do not provide care or treatment on site, the test for HIV is at no cost to you. Just be prepared to wait.

This clinic is geared mainly for the homeless, but everyone is welcome if they believe that they have been exposed to the AIDS virus.

Centrally located in Harlem, close to the Manhattan School of Music, transportation won’t be a problem. However, parking is limited to the church lot and there are only a few spaces.


521 West 126th St. New York, NY 10027 (In the basement of St. Mary's Episcopal Church)



The clinic is closed every day, except for Tue. evenings.

Planned Parenthood STD Test Locations Near
New York,NY

Margaret Sanger Center of New York, NY


Planned Parenthood is dedicated to helping to improve the sexual health of women and men. Another goal is to provide education and preventative services to help ensure that you do not contract a STD.

At their clinic doctors and assistants are on staff, and available during and after you are tested. They have state-of-the-art medical equipment, so you can be sure that you are getting the right care and test results.

In most cases test results are available in a couple of days, but there can always be the possibility of a slight delay. Typically this is due to the large volume of patients they see on a daily basis.


Both appointments and walk-ins are accepted, though if you don’t want a long wait it is recommended that you call first.

Insurance is accepted and they do try to be discreet when billing, which might make you feel a little more comfortable. Occasionally there is free testing available, but this often depends on your ability to pay. These questions and more will be answered when you speak to someone at the front desk.

Identification is required to show proof of age. However, residency does not matter. If you are a minor, you will need parental consent.


Treatment is available for all types of sexually transmitted diseases, except for HIV/AIDS. A physician or qualified counselor will also be available to explain your test results and go over your treatment plan.

If you do test positive for HIV they will help with referrals to qualified specialists, often within your area.


Planned Parenthood has been at the forefront for years when it comes to promoting safe sexual health. Their center at 26th Bleecker Street tests for all sexually transmitted diseases.

They also provide treatment, counseling and can even help patients with referrals for other medical centers is needed.

Appointments are usually necessary due to their large volume of patients. However, you often can “get-in” the same day when you call. It often depends on the health services you are looking for. You can even make an appointment online via their website.


26 Bleeker Street New York, NY 10012



Closed on Sundays and most holidays.

City or County Department Sexual Health Clinics Near New York,NY

Riverside STD Clinic NYC Dept of Health and Mental Services


This is a fast paced walk-in clinic that is geared towards people “on the go”.

While the staff is professional, and well trained, they will not be available to answer many of your questions. This is simply due to the high number of clients they see during the week. A doctor is rarely available but you will be given a phone number to call, if you want to speak to a professional.

Test results are usually ready in 3 days. You will get a discreet phone call, when your results are ready.

Even though there isn’t a lab on site, they still provide accurate and relatively fast results.


If you are ready to be tested for STIs, all you have to do is walk-in the clinic doors.

Insurance is readily accepted, along with all other forms of payment. If you cannot afford the cost of testing, they do have reduced pricing that includes some for free HIV testing. You will have to qualify due to income and might not be able to be tested on the same day.

Minors will need a parent or guardian to accompany them, and i.d. might be required for adults.


Unfortunately, they do not offer treatment if you are positive for a sexually transmitted disease. However, they may be able to provide you with a list of health centers where you can get the care and information you need.

They will also give you a toll-free number for counseling and to help answer your questions.


Even though the Riverside STD Clinic is under the umbrella of the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, it is part of a chain of nationwide testing centers.

This means that their services are limited, especially when it concerns after care.

However, if you are looking for a fast, easy and affordable way to get tested for STis, it can be a good option. It is easy to get to and there is rarely a long wait, once you have signed in.


160 West 100 St. New York, NY 10025



Closed on Saturdays and Sundays, along with most major holidays.

Urgent Care Clinics that May Offer STI Testing Services Near
New York,NY

CITYMD Urgent Care


CITYMD Urgent care was initially started to provide medical care, without bias, to everyone that walks through their doors. They have several clinics throughout NYC and are proud that their staff is a reflection of the community they serve. They believe that this helps put their clients more at ease, throughout the testing and treatment process.

They can usually provide test results within 2 to 3 days, though they do not guarantee this. If there is a delay at the lab, they will inform you either via a confidential email or phone call.

Licensed doctors are at the clinic, though hours they are available can vary. This is especially true late at night or on the weekends. If you find that a doctor is not able to speak with you, there are also physician assistants that can help answer any questions.


Getting tested is easy and even though this is a walk-in clinic, due to their extended hours there is rarely a wait.

Most insurance is accepted and the staff will assist you with the necessary paperwork if needed. For clients without insurance or do not wish to file a claim, the clinic strives to keep testing prices affordable for everyone. The cost will depend on the type of test you chose.

Anyone 18 or older can simply walk-in, however minors will need consent from a parent or legal guardian. This is in compliance with state requirements.



If you do test positive for a sexually transmitted disease, the clinic has an “after care” program.  A doctor or assistant will explain your test results, along with your treatment options.

Some patients feel more comfortable going through their own healthcare network, and CITYMD will ensure that all the necessary forms are filled out. They will even assist with your follow-up appointments.

The clinic also has its own centrally located network of licensed physicians if you choose.


If you need a clinic with flexible hours, CITYMD Urgent Care could be a great option. They have several centers throughout NYC and  hours past 5pm and on weekends, so you don’t have to miss work.

You can walk-in, they usually do not take appointments, and they strive to provide results in a timely manner. Treatment is also available if you do test positive for a STD, including for HIV.

Their treatment centers with extended hours include locations on East 86th  in Manhattan, West 14th on the lower East Side, along with additional clinics opening soon on West 29th, 57th and 88th streets.



336 East 86th St., New York, NY 10028



The hours may change during holidays.

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Even though others might not want to deal with STDs, Planned Parenthood isn’t afraid to help. Testing and diagnosis, along with treatment, are some of the services they offer to their fellow New Yorkers. Located by Bowery St, their offices close just as the local happy hour is starting. Get a quick, nonconfidential test and grab a beer with the locals.

Staying anonymous at Planned Parenthood has always been a problem, even though it’s not the organization’s fault. You’ll often run into the same issue, at other public STI centers. Always busy, with people constantly coming and going, it’s not easy avoiding others.

Manhattanville Sexual Health Clinic, Old Broadway, lets you experience some of the borough’s history on your way there. Since it opens and closes early, you’ll want to be there after your first cup of coffee. Fees are based on income so make sure that you come prepared with the necessary documents. Immigration status isn’t a concern, but this applies to most public testing and health centers.

Regardless of your borough, there are places to go for an affordable STD checkup. Surprisingly, some clinics have even taken to advertising testing on Yelp. Be wary of how these ads are worded, “free” doesn’t always mean that you won’t have to pay for the swab or blood test.

With offices in central NYC, CityMD Urgent Care is within walking distance for most, they have extremely convenient hours in the evenings and on weekends. Appointments aren’t required, and time spent waiting is nil. Insurance is accepted, but without it can be pricey for some.

On the Upper West Side sits the Riverside STD Clinic. When New Yorkers want fast results, this is often where they end up. Rapid Gonorrhea, Herpes, Syphilis and HIV testing is here so you’ll know if you’re positive or not before the end of the day. They do strive for discretion, but it’s not that easy when it seems like everyone in the neighborhood winds up there eventually.

Over 200 STI clinics and counting, public and private, ensuring that millions have a place to go. You can find one that is convenient and checks all your other boxes.

Affordable or Free HIV Testing Clinics Near New York, NY

Just about every place that tests for STIs, can also check for HIV/AIDS. Sometimes it’s included in the cost, and others its an added fee. It usually depends on the type of test you selected, and the policy of the clinic.

The GMHC (David Geffen Center for HIV Prevention and Health Education) is passionate about ending the ravages of this virus. Education, prevention and adequate testing are a few of their goals. There are 4 locations in Manhattan, and hours extend to Saturday. Walk ins are encouraged, but appointments can be made on Thursdays. Testing really is free, if you qualify.

The Callen-Lorde Center has been serving Manhattan’s LGBTQ community for more than thirty years. Along with HIV care, testing and education are two of their specialties. The center is on West 18th, and you can just walk in to see a professional. If money is an issue for you it won’t be here, though this can result in sitting for hours.

Ever since AIDS and HIV came to everyone’s attention in the 1980’s, New York hospitals have diligently operated test and treatment centers throughout the Big Apple. Mount Sinai and Montefiore Medical Center are two of the more well-known, and unfortunately this also translates into extended waiting times. Fees though are often waived or reduced, and insurance is always readily accepted.

To ensure that everyone has access to care and testing, Apicha Community Health Center is designed to put Latinos, African Americans and Asian Pacific Islanders at ease. Language barriers are rarely a concern, and education programs are geared towards cultural sensitivities.

CASA, on Amsterdam Avenue, is almost a secret. Probably because it is only open on Tuesdays. Why you might want to go, is to take the combo Ag/Ab HIV-1/2 test. In twenty minutes you’ll know if medications and other treatments will be a part of your life. If cost or the hours aren’t working for you, try a private facility.

These are excellent options, but discretion isn’t always a top priority. Private HIV testing ensures this, and it is affordable no matter your pay scale.

STD Testing and Sexual Health Education in New York, NY

So, what do an eggplant, peach and taco emoji have to do with getting the message out that STIs are a real and frightening problem? They are part of an educational effort to get 20 somethings and younger to a testing facility. If you’re wondering where this street art is, check out the subway system.

Unfortunately, this creative approach seems to be falling flat since the rates are still ballooning. The NYC Health Department has also taken to social media, in an attempt to reach New Yorkers.

Public education also extends to the schools, except the information is limited. Changes are being proposed, but as of right now the best places to get informed remain at health and testing centers. Pressing questions will get answered, and you can even walk out with free condoms.

Between advertising campaigns and a ramped up attempt to educate the public, New Yorkers are living up to their reputation of being able to handle any emergency they come up against. With a recent boost to the healthcare budget for STDs, it seems that the odds are in their favor as long as testing becomes a part of everyone’s life.



Better Sexual Health in New York, NY

A campaign slogan for encouraging safe sexual practices and improved health reads, “Bare It All”. This refers to feeling comfortable talking about your sexuality and chances of picking up a STD. Talk to your physician, partner or counselor. Remember, you’re not the first or only one to ever get a venereal disease.

New York is proud to be able to offer so much too its residents and tourists, except STIs. Experience how easy private testing is, and feel good knowing that you’ve done your part towards making it a healthy city.




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