Sexual Health Testing & Treatments

Testing is quick and easy at Evergreen Health. Our Buffalo and Jamestown clinics 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. Please be advised that we will not be able to test or assess if you are a female presenting with symptoms, including vaginal discharge, itching, blisters or rash in the genital area. A referral will be provided.

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. You’ll know your results within 20 minutes.

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. Ask your testing nurse if you meet the risk-factor eligibility for a hepatitis C test. You’ll know your results within 20 minutes.

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 (women)
  • 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 cause blindness or even death.

What are the symptoms of HIV?

HIV often doesn’t have any symptoms. In the acute stage of HIV, some people 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’ve come in contact with hepatitis C.

What happens when I get tested?

  • A testing nurse 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.
  • Results for STIs/STDs: If you test positive or have an abnormal result, a testing nurse will usually call with your results within one week. You can start treatment as soon as you have results. If you’re results are negative, you won’t receive a call.
  • Results for HIV or hepatitis C: You’ll receive your results in person within 20 minutes.

How much does testing cost?

We do not charge you or bill your insurance for HIV, hepatitis C or STI/STD testing.

How much does treatment cost?

If you test positive for an STI/STD, you’ll need treatment. We will provide you with your medication during your visit and bill your insurance company. Make sure you have your insurance card with you. If you don’t have insurance, or can’t afford your copay, you might qualify for a sliding-scale payment. Our Testing team is committed to helping you get the treatment that you need to feel better.

If you test positive for HIV or hepatitis C, you’ll need ongoing medical care. You can make a medical appointment with one of Evergreen’s providers. Learn more about hepatitis C care and HIV care.

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

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.

Evergreen is also the leading provider of PrEP (Truvada), 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.

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.

Bailey Ave.

Buffalo

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716-847-2441

Monday – Friday

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Walk-ins welcome

No appointment needed

Prather Ave.

Jamestown

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716-664-7855

Monday – Friday

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

Walk-ins welcome

No appointment needed