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Sexual Health Testing & Treatments

Testing is quick and easy at Evergreen Health. Our Buffalo and Jamestown health centers accept both walk-ins and appointments for HIV, hepatitis C and STI/STD testing. You can always count on our team to be non-judgmental, affirming, educational and understanding.

Testing is only available for individuals who are 18 and older.

What can I get tested for at Evergreen?

STIs

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs), also known as sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), pass from person-to-person through any sexual contact, including anal, oral or vaginal sex. The only way to know if you have an STI/STD is through testing. You’ll know your results within a week. We offer screenings for gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia.

HIV

HIV is a virus that passes from person-to-person through unprotected sexual contact or contact with HIV-positive blood. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. The only way to know if you have HIV is to get tested. Once you get tested you’ll know your preliminary results within 20 minutes. If you test positive for HIV, you will need ongoing medical care. We can begin discussing a treatment plan right away.

Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is an infection that passes from person to person through contact with hepatitis C – positive blood. The only way to know if you have hepatitis C is to get tested. It only takes 20 minutes to learn your preliminary results.

What are the symptoms of STIs/STDs?

Often, STIs/STDs show no symptoms at all. If you think you may have come into contact with an STI, you should get tested.

Symptoms of gonorrhea might include:

  • pain when you go to the bathroom
  • unusual discharge from your penis or vagina
  • vaginal bleeding between your periods

Symptoms of chlamydia might include:

  • pain during sex
  • abdominal or lower back pain
  • burning when you pee (urinate)
  • discharge from your penis or vagina

Symptoms of syphilis might include:

  • one or many sores, usually on the genitals, mouth or anus
  • a skin rash on your hands, feet, abdomen, chest or back

Syphilis has four stages. It’s important to treat syphilis as early as possible. When syphilis is left untreated, it can have long term effects.

Symptoms of trichomoniasis might include:

  • vaginal discharge
  • vaginal itching
  • painful urination in women

Bacterial vaginosis, candida or yeast infection complaints that are not STIs/STDs might include:

  • abnormal vaginal discharge (white, yellow or green)
  • vaginal odor
  • vaginal itching, irritation or burning
  • burning or discomfort during urination
  • lower abdominal pain

What are the symptoms of HIV?

HIV often doesn’t have any symptoms, but some people initially experience symptoms that feel like a cold, the flu, or even mono (mononucleosis). These symptoms can include a fever, achiness and a sore throat.

What are the symptoms of hepatitis C?

Hepatitis C often doesn’t have any symptoms. You should be tested for hepatitis C if you think that you have come in contact with hepatitis C.

What happens when I get tested?

  • Our staff will ask you about your health and answer any questions you have.
  • You’ll give a blood or urine sample, throat or rectal swab or have a finger prick. You can decide which type of testing you receive.
  • If you have a positive or abnormal STI/STD test result, treatment options are available.
  • For HIV and hepatitis C testing, you’ll receive your preliminary results in person within 20 minutes. If you test positive for HIV or hepatitis C, you’ll need ongoing medical care. We can begin discussing a treatment plan right away.

How much does testing and/or treatment cost?

Evergreen Health accepts a wide range of insurance plans and does not turn patients away due to their inability to pay. For uninsured or underinsured patients, we offer a sliding fee discount program to provide care to patients at a cost they can afford. To apply for our sliding fee discount program, please fill out the application and bring it to your provider’s office. If you test positive for HIV or hepatitis C, you’ll need ongoing medical care. We can begin discussing a treatment plan right away. Learn more about hepatitis C care and HIV care.

How do I prevent HIV, hepatitis C or STIs/STDs?

Evergreen is the leading provider of PrEP in Western New York. PrEP is a prescription drug for HIV prevention that, when taken every day, greatly reduces your risk of getting HIV by blocking the virus. Learn more about HIV prevention and PrEP.

We offer free condoms every day to prevent the spread of HIV, hepatitis C and STIs/STDs. Learn more about how to access free condoms.

More than just medical care

We have a wide range of programs and services that will help you live your healthiest life. These services include:

Need Help?

Call and ask for our Sexual Health and Testing team.

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Elmwood Ave.

Buffalo

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716-847-2441

Monday, Wednesday – Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday
8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Walk-ins welcome
Some services do require appointments

Syringe Exchange Program
Monday, Wednesday – Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

STI Testing
Call to make an appointment (availability Monday-Friday)
Walk-in hours:
Monday: 12 to 4 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Bailey Ave.

Buffalo

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716-847-2441

Monday – Friday

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Walk-ins welcome

 

Prather Ave.

Jamestown

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716-664-7855

Monday – Friday

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Walk-ins welcome

Syringe Exchange Program hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (located in Suite 300A)

Some services do require appointments

STI Testing
Call to make an appointment
Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.