If you are sexually active, it is a good idea to be tested for STDs and HIV at least once a year. Many Buffalo, NY doctors and gynecologists provide STD and HIV testing. However, if you do not have insurance or are otherwise unable to go to a doctor’s office, there are plenty of places you can go for free or low cost public STD and HIV testing services in Buffalo, NY.
AIDS Community Services
AIDS Community Services offers both daily free HIV testing as well as weekly free STD testing. The free HIV testing is offered Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Free STD/HIV testing is offered on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Just walk in, no appointment is needed.
AIDS Community Services is located at 206 S. Elmwood Avenue, at the corner of Chippewa. If you have questions about the HIV/STD testing process or hours, AIDS Community Services can be reached at (716) 847-0212.
NW Buffalo Community Health Care Center
The NW Buffalo Community Health Center provides free or low cost medical services to patients who need them. Fees are based on a sliding scale, according to income. They can provide a primary care doctor to run STD tests and also offer confidential HIV testing.
The Health Center is located at 155 Lawn Ave. Buffalo, NY 14207. For general inquiries, call (716) 875-2904. For an appointment, call (716) 875-2904 ext. 202.
Erie County Health Department
The Erie County Health Department, located in Buffalo, runs a free walk-in STD and HIV testing clinic. At this walk-in clinic, patients are seen first come-first serve, so be sure to sign in at the beginning of the clinic session.
Erie County Health Department offers Mon, Tue, Wed, and Thu morning testing. For these days, you must sign in by 8:30 a.m. They also offer Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, and Fri afternoon testing, for which you must sign in by 12:30 p.m. For Friday morning testing, sign in by 9:30 a.m.
The clinic is located at 608 William Street Buffalo, NY 14206. If you have any questions, they can be reached at (716) 858-7687.
Planned Parenthood offers free and low-cost STD and HIV tests to low-income patients. They may require proof of income so be sure to bring pay stubs and photo ID. Ask about the documentation required for specific services when you make an appointment.
Planned Parenthood of Buffalo is located at 2697 Main St. Buffalo, NY 14214. Planned Parenthood is open from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday. and Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Friday. For further information or appointments, call (716) 831-2200 .