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PLEASE NOTE: During the COVID-19 crisis, walk-in HIV/STI and testing is available by appointment only. Call 202.797.4439 to schedule a testing or sexual health appointment, or to access the HIV prevention tool called PEP after a possible exposure to HIV. PEP must be taken within 72 hours of an exposure to be effective. PrEP Clinic is available through video and audio telehealth appointments to help folks start and stay on PrEP, the daily pill that can prevent HIV that is transmitted through sex. Call 202.939.7690 to access the PrEP Clinic. If you are experiencing symptoms of an STI or have a known exposure to an STI, call us at 202.745.6175.

For general questions about COVID-19 or sexual health, call 202.797.4439. Read more at

PEP is a 28-day course of medication which should be used only in emergency situations and must be started within 72 hours after a recent possible exposure
to HIV. If you think you’ve recently been exposed to HIV during sex or through sharing needles and works to prepare drugs or if you’ve been sexually
assaulted, please walk in to see us right away and we will help.

You can access PEP at Whitman-Walker Health at three of our locations during the following specified days/times:

  • [CLOSED for Walk-In Services during COVID-19.] Monday-Friday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at Whitman-Walker at 1525 – 1525 14th Street, NW. Proceed to the
    second floor and inform Client Services staff that you need PEP.
  • [CLOSED for Walk-In Services during COVID-19.] Monday-Friday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at Max Robinson Center – 2301 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), the GMHW Sexual Health Clinic is operating on a different schedule. Call 202.745.6175 to schedule an appointment during
    COVID-19. Tuesdays and Thursday evenings at Whitman-Walker at 1525 – 1525 14th Street, NW during the GMHW Sexual Health Clinic. Please arrive before
    5:30 pm and say that you need PEP upon check-in.

Please bring proof of insurance when seeking PEP at Whitman-Walker Health. If you do not have health insurance or have insurance that we do not accept,
there is a $150 fee for the visits and necessary blood tests. You will be provided with a receipt for the service which you can submit for reimbursement
in the case we don’t take your insurance.The cost of medication is not included in the $150 fee.During the visit we will work with you to find the
most affordable way to pay for the medication and help apply for the medication at a reduced or little cost if this is possible based on your income.

If you have questions about PEP, please call 202.797.4439. You may also walk into any emergency room to request PEP.


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