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GMHW Sexual Health Clinic

Are you experiencing symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection (STI)? Stop by our free, walk-in clinic on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for testing and treatment at Whitman-Walker at 1525! We welcome everyone in the community.

Our Tuesday and Thursday evening, walk-in clinic at 1525 offers free testing for syphilis and HIV, and free screenings for chlamydia, gonorrhea and hepatitis C, as well as free evaluation and treatment for STI symptoms. For HIV testing, we provide both rapid and 4th generation testing at the walk-in clinic.

 

We offer the same walk-in services for STI symptoms at Max Robinson Center on Fridays from 2:00pm - 4:00pm. 

 

For information on daytime HIV and STI testing, please click here. If you are a patient at Whitman-Walker, you can always schedule an acute appointment with a provider at either 1525 or Max Robinson Center by calling 202.745.7000. Please note, the CDC does not recommend herpes screening for people who are not experiencing symptoms.
 

What to Expect at the GMHW Sexual Health Clinic

Registering for the GMHW Sexual Health Clinic at 1525 14th St. NW
This clinic begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays on the 4th floor of 1525 14th Street, NW. The clinic is led by volunteers, and services are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • To take part in the clinic, you must receive a registration number from the 2nd floor of 1525 14th Street, NW, before 5:30 pm.
  • You may arrive as early as 3:30 pm to receive a registration number, but no earlier than 3:30 pm. We recommend arriving between 3:30-4:30 pm to guarantee a spot in the clinic.
  • Once you receive a registration number, you may leave, but you must return to the clinic by 5 pm or you will lose your registration spot.
  • You should expect to spend about two hours or more going through the full clinic process.
 
Registering for the GMHW Sexual Health Clinic at the Max Robinson Center
If you would like free HIV and STI testing and you do NOT have symptoms, you can come into the clinic at Max Robinson Center anytime between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm on Fridays. No appointment is necessary for this visit, but please check-in for "testing" at the reception desk.

 

If you would like free HIV and STI testing, and you are currently experiencing symptoms, please arrive at the Max Robinson Center clinic between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm and check-in for "GMHW Sexual Health" at the reception desk. No appointment is necessary for this visit.

 

Getting Your Results
Rapid HIV test results are available the same night of your test in the clinic. All other STI results will be available up to eight days after you have completed testing. Due to the high amount of clients we test, we encourage you to check your online Patient Portal for test results. The Patient Portal is an online resource for you to view your medical records, request appointments, refill your prescriptions and more.

 

You are welcome to contact us at 202.797.4443 for additional assistance information if needed. Whitman-Walker’s Sexual Health Clinic will contact you for any positive results which require treatment or additional medical care.

 

Treatment (Daytime STI Treatment Hours)

Whitman-Walker offers treatment for syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea if you tested positive for these STIs at Whitman-Walker Health through either our GMHW Sexual Health Clinic, our daytime walk-in STI testing services, or as a Whitman-Walker medical patient.
 
Whitman-Walker may also treat you if you tested positive at the Department of Health. Please note, you must have proof of a positive STI test result from Whitman-Walker or the Department of Health to receive STI treatment at Whitman-Walker.

 

STI treatment is available by appointment at Whitman-Walker at 1525Monday through Thursdays, and at Max Robinson Center on Fridays. Please call 202.745.6105 to schedule a treatment appointment or for more information on our STI treatment services.

PrEP Education & Appointments

In addition to offering free STI & HIV testing, the GMHW Sexual Health Clinic offers to start clients on PrEP. “PrEP” stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. It is an FDA-approved prevention pill for people who don’t have HIV, but who have a greater chance of becoming HIV-positive. When taken every day, PrEP can prevent an HIV infection by over 92 percent.

Our team at the GMHW Sexual Health Clinic can help you start PrEP on the same day you come in, as well as connect you with Whitman-Walker's PrEP Clinic for future refills and speedy service. To learn more about PrEP, visit PrEPforDC.com or call 202.939.7690 to speak with one of our PrEP Navigators.

 

About the GMHW Sexual Health Clinic

The Gay Men's Health & Wellness Clinic (GMHW) is the longest-running program at Whitman-Walker. Starting back in 1973 as the Gay Men's VD Clinic and run by a group of dedicated volunteers, this program serves as the foundation of Whitman-Walker. More than 45 years later, the GMHW Sexual Health Clinic is still run by volunteers with the support of Whitman-Walker staff - all of who are dedicated to providing quality, stigma-free sexual healthcare and treatment to the communities of greater Washington, DC. Whitman-Walker financially supports the free, walk-in clinic and welcomes donations to support the program. If you would like to make a gift to support the GMHW Sexual Health Clinic, you may donate here.

Locations

All our Services are available in multiple languages upon request.

Our bilingual staff and volunteers will help get the language services you need!

202.745.7000

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