Gay Men's Health & Wellness/STI Clinic
Gay Men’s Health & Wellness/STI Clinic
Testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is conducted on a walk-in basis on Tuesdays and Thursdays on the 4th floor of our 1525 14th Street, NW location.
Services are part of a confidential and comprehensive STI diagnostic process, focused on the clinical needs of men who have sex with men. Testing is also available to women. There is free testing for syphilis and HIV and free screening for chlamydia and gonorrhea. Hepatitis and herpes services can be provided for a fee. There is free treatment for syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea.
Daytime STI Treatment
We offer treatment for syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea if you tested positive at Whitman-Walker Health through our Gay Men’s Health & Wellness Clinic (Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 1525 14th Street, NW), our daytime walk-in HIV/STI testing services, or as a Whitman-Walker medical patient.
If you tested positive at the Department of Health (DOH), we may also provide you treatment services.
Important: In order to get daytime STI treatment, you must have proof of a positive result from Whitman-Walker or DOH and be at least 18 years old.
Daytime Treatment Appointments
You can schedule an appointment by calling 202.745.7000. If you’re unable to schedule an appointment, we will still work to see you!
Daytime Treatment Hours
Treatment is available at 1525 14th Street, NW from 11 am to 5 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and 1 to 5 pm on Fridays. Daytime treatment is also available at our Max Robinson Center in Anacostia on Fridays from 9 am to 5 pm for clients who use our walk-in HIV/STI testing services. Whitman-Walker medical clients can come in for daytime treatment at our Max Robinson Center at anytime during our hours of operation. Call 202.745.6189 for more information.
What to Expect at the Gay Men’s Health & Wellness/STI Clinic
The clinic begins at 5:30 pm on the 4th floor of 1525 14th Street, NW. Services are available on a first come, first served basis. This service is entirely run by dedicated volunteers and does not schedule appointments. The number of clients seen varies depending on volunteer staffing for that particular evening. To guarantee a space, it is important to arrive as close to 3:30 pm as possible to receive a number. Typically, all numbers are distributed by 5:30 pm, sometimes earlier and we cannot accept Gay Men’s Health & Wellness clients earlier than 3:30 pm. You should expect to spend between one and two hours going through the process.
Clients cannot receive registration numbers prior to 3:30 pm. Prior to the start of the 5:30 pm clinic, you can receive registration numbers on the 2nd floor at 1525 14th Street, NW.
The HIV test is a rapid test and the results will be provided during the same night it is performed in clinic. All other test results will be ready eight days from the day of testing by calling 202.797.4443.
For information on daytime HIV and STI testing, click here.
PrEP Education and Consults
In addition to offering free STI & HIV testing, the Gay Men’s Health & Wellness clinic offers education/consults on PrEP (the once, daily pill that’s at least 92 percent effective at preventing HIV) and same-day PrEP starts to clients who have Whitman-Walker accepted insurance plans. This does involve a $75 out-of-pocket fee for lab tests. Gay Men’s Health & Wellness will not grant refill requests as this service is intended to be an initial step to starting PrEP followed by a linkage to day-time Whitman-Walker services. Please call 202-797-4438 if you have any questions.