What are the STI test options in Salem,MA?

Since 2000, there has been a significant decline in the number of new HIV cases reported in Salem, MA, as well as the death rate of those living with HIV. However, in 2017 the Department of Health reported a spike in the number of new HIV cases, specifically among drug injectors. Recent funding cuts to HIV prevention and awareness campaigns have been blamed in part for the increase in new transmissions, and men who have sex with men are heavily overrepresented in HIV statistics. 

The Essex County Department of Health is urging everyone aged 13 and above to undertake STD tests as part of their annual health check, to stop the rapid rise in new transmissions. 

The Salem Family Health Center is located centrally on Congress Street, Salem and provides standard HIV blood testing as well as a range of STD testing services. This is a low-cost clinic, there is a sliding-scale fee and most insurances are accepted. 

Another option is Health Quarters, located on Cummings Center in Beverly – approximately 10 minutes drive from the center of Salem. Focusing specifically on sexual health, Health Quarters provides both standard and fast-results blood tests for HIV, and can offer low cost appointments for young people who are residents of Massachusetts, however not everyone may be eligible. 

AFC Urgent Care on Dodge Street, Beverly is a walk-in facility offering HIV testing, treatment and referrals. The physicians are committed to making you feel comfortable, and they offer standard HIV blood tests meaning results should be available within a week. Be aware that, as a walk-in facility, there can be lengthy wait times

While free STD testing is not available in Salem, MA currently, it is recommended that you contact clinics to discuss your needs, and find out whether you meet any criteria for sliding-scale fees. This process is time-consuming, but can be worth it financially. 

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Low Cost or Free STD Testing Clinics Near
Salem,MA

HealthQuarters

OVERVIEW

Health Quarters is a service that provides confidential HIV testing in two types of tests: a rapid HIV test so results are available within 10 minutes and a positive result is accompanied with a follow-up for confirmation that returns a week later. The other test is a blood-draw test, which is sent to the lab.

Health quarters also offer pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

QUALIFICATIONS

 Those on low-income will be accommodated.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

Appointments are available, to be made online or by phone to see a specialist in person and some walk-ins are possible but not guaranteed.

SUMMARY

Health Quarters is a dedicated service although not large in operation so while staff and volunteers do their best to accommodate people, it is limited. 

It is possible to schedule an HIV test fairly easily and you can talk through payment or insurance options or if you have difficulty paying at all.

It’s a confidential service and test results are quick and the multilingual services give it a wide reach.

ADDRESS

100 Cummings Center, Suite 131-Q,Beverly, MA 01915

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Closed on major public holidays.

Affordable or Free HIV Testing Clinics Near
Salem,MA

CHA Zinberg Clinic

OVERVIEW

The Zinberg Clinic is a specialist center for HIV. It does, however, offer screenings for other STDs and the staff are multilingual and strive to provide a culturally-sensitive service.

The clinic is part of the Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) and encompasses specialist doctors, nursing professionals, psychiatrists and social workers. They provide their services in Spanish, Portuguese as well as Creole and French. Interpreters for other languages are also available.

CHA formed in 1996 as a merger between two Massachusetts hospitals and has expanded over the years.

QUALIFICATIONS

There are no qualifying criteria, speak to staff if you have concerns.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

As well as confidential testing, counseling is available as well as referrals and care for those at high risk for HIV.

SUMMARY

This is a dedicated service for people with HIV but other STD testing options are available.

The CHA Zinberg Clinic also has a case management program for HIV-positive patients that will link them up to other services including financial assistance, legal, housing and family support.

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1493 Cambridge St., 2nd FloorCahill Building,Cambridge, MA 02139

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Health Innovations – Healthy Streets

OVERVIEW

Health Innovations was founded to serve the underserved and the most vulnerable through mobile clinics with HIV testing provided by nurses, it was founded by specialists in the field of infectious diseases including HIV. 

The main aim of the mission is to increase access to care and to educate other health professionals/nurses to do the same. 

QUALIFICATIONS

There are no minimum qualifying criteria and mobile teams often do outreach on the streets.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

Screenings, counseling and treatments are offered on a case by case basis for those on the street. Appointments can be made as well.

SUMMARY

This was an organization founded by people who were specialists with a socially-conscious mission and it does work providing access to the most vulnerable including rough sleepers. There is a culturally-sensitive approach as well and the organization is well-accustomed to delivering support services in this context. 

The service is traditionally delivered through mobile clinics, however, rather than standalone clinics in fixed locations and you may need to keep checking back for permanent residence.

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1191 No. Main Street,Randolph, MA 02368

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Planned Parenthood STD Test Locations Near
Salem,MA

Planned Parenthood

OVERVIEW

Planned Parenthood at the Greater Boston Health Center in Boston, MA is 16 miles from Salem, MA, and its nearest planned parenthood clinic.

It’s one of the largest providers of sexual and family healthcare and it has provision for those with insurance as well as the uninsured.

QUALIFICATIONS

Most insurance plans are accepted and those without insurance could get reduced fees according to income or qualify for a state-funded program.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

Walk-ins are welcome up to one before the clinic closes if there is availability, appointments are preferred. There is a hotline for free, anonymous and confidential advice. Vaccines for HPV (genital warts), Hepatitis A and B are also available.

SUMMARY

A centrally located center and renowned name, the downside is its proximity to Salem, MA and there may at times be difficulty getting there by road via the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge and the BU Bridge.

The clinic can also close early in cases of bad weather but for STD testing their staff is very knowledgable and services are comprehensive. 

ADDRESS

1055 Commonwealth Avenue,Boston, MA 02215

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City or County Department Sexual Health Clinics Near Salem,MA

North Shore Community Health

OVERVIEW

Located at the Salem Family Health Center by the south river, North Shore Community Health has two other main locations as well as two school-based centers.

An inclusive facility that was set up under federal legislation as part of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers and the National Association of Community Health Centers.

It claims it will not turn people away and fees are applied on a sliding scale according to family size and income. There are also translation services available.

QUALIFICATIONS

Treatment options are available for new as well as existing patients and new patients can receive services regardless of income.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

There is 24/7 phone coverage, 365 days a year. An apothecary and HIV nurse care manager is also part of the center’s services, callbacks will take place within 24 and 48 hours. HIV medical care includes medication, disease management, RN care management, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP).

SUMMARY

The center provides comprehensive testing and treatment options for HIV although no other STD testing appears to be available.

There is the possibility to walk-in on a Saturday without an appointment for urgent care and patients are seen on a first come first served basis.

ADDRESS

27 Congress Street, Suite 513,Salem, MA 01970

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Urgent Care Clinics that May Offer STI Testing Services Near
Salem,MA

AFC Urgent Care Beverly

OVERVIEW

The mission behind AFC Urgent Care is to provide urgent care at a low premium, providing as wide access as possible to the community whenever needed. They claim not to turn anyone away.

The facility, which has another location in Swampscott, is staffed with physicians, x-ray technicians and medical assistants and the clinic has a waiting room with coffee facilities.

QUALIFICATIONS

Most ages are treated, from six-months-old and upwards. You will need to bring insurance details with you. If you do not have an insurance card then photo ID and member ID number, retrievable from your provider, will suffice. The service is not exclusive to Beverly residents.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

See physicians in person who will advise on treatment options.

SUMMARY

Confidential and discreet service available at a primarily urgent care facility – you’re able to simply disclose you are there for a sexual wellness checkup. The center tries to provide fast service and overall it is known for personable staff and efficiency but long waits do occasionally occur.

ADDRESS

50 Dodge St,Beverly, MA 01915

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