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Testing is quick and easy at Evergreen Health now with walk-ins and appointments available. You can count on our team to be non-judgmental, affirming, educational and understanding. 

Results within:
HIV  ☛  20 minutes     STI  ☛  1 week     Hep C  ☛  20 minutes

Schedule an appointment:

Phone lines are open Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Buffalo: 716.541.0681 | Jamestown: 716.541.0678


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What can I get tested for at Evergreen?

STIs – Sexually transmitted infections 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 is to get tested. You’ll know your results within a week.

  • Gonorrhea
  • Syphilis
  • Chlamydia

HIV – HIV is a virus that passes from person-to-person through unprotected sexual contact or contact with HIV+ blood. The only way to know if you have HIV is to get tested. You’ll know your results within 20 minutes.

Hepatitis C (HCV) – HCV is an infection that passes from person-to-person through contact with HCV+ blood. The only way to know if you have HCV is to get tested. Ask your Test Counselor if you meet the risk-factor eligibility for an HCV test. You’ll know your results within 20 minutes.

Female Patients Only - 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.


Do you think you may have been recently exposed to HIV?

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) - PEP is a way to prevent HIV infection after a recent possible exposure to the virus. PEP works best if it’s given within 36 hours after you were exposed.

  • Call Evergreen Health immediately to receive PEP through our Pharmacy. Please bring your insurance and photo ID. Our PEP hotline will connect you with one of our STI nurses: 716.541.0675
  • If after hours, go to the emergency room or urgent care immediately and ask for PEP.

When can I get tested?

Evergreen’s Testing clinic in Buffalo accepts limited appointments and walk-ins. For all other locations, just come during testing hours, and you can be tested. We see clients in the order that they arrive, so it’s better to come as early as you can to make sure that you can be tested that day. Testing is only available for 18+.

Buffalo:

  • Evergreen Health
    206 S. Elmwood Avenue (corner of W. Chippewa)
    Buffalo, NY 14201

STI testing, Rapid HIV, Rapid Hep C / Walk-in and limited appointments
Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 3:30pm
Tuesdays (extended hours): 8:30am - 6:00pm
Phone: (716) 541-0681 - Call to make an appointment

Drop-in HIV Testing
Tuesdays: 12:30 - 7:00pm
Fridays: 9:30 - 11:30am, 1:30 - 4:00pm

By Appointment
Mon/Wed/Thu: 9:30am - 4:00pm
Phone: (716) 852-7743 or Text: (716) 482-6231

HIV and Hepatitis C Testing Only / Available at outreach locations
Phone: (716) 852-5969

Jamestown:

Monday - Friday: 10:00am - 3:30pm
Phone: (716) 541-0678 for an appointment
HIV and Hepatitis C Testing Only / Appointment required


 

What happens when I get tested?

  • A test counselor will ask you about your health, and answer questions you have
  • You’ll give a blood or urine sample, or have a finger prick
  • Results for STIs: A test counselor will call with results in less than one week.  You can start treatment as soon as you have results.
  • Results for HIV or Hepatitis C: You’ll receive your results in person within 15-20 minutes

 

How much is treatment?

If you test positive for an STI, you’ll need treatment. You’ll pay your normal copay for antibiotics. 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 sliding-scale payment. Our Testing staff is committed to helping you get the treatment that you need to feel better. You won’t be denied treatment, even if you can’t pay.

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 experienced providers. Call (716) 847-0328, or ask your Test Counselor to help you.


 

More information about STIs, HIV, and HCV

Gonorrhea:

If you have Gonorrhea, you might

  • Feel pain when you go to the bathroom
  • Have unusual discharge from your penis or vagina
  • Have vaginal bleeding between your periods
  • Have no symptoms at all

You can be tested for Gonorrhea with a urine sample.

Gonorrhea can be cured with antibiotics.

Chlamydia:

If you have Chlamydia, you might

  • Feel pain during sex (females)
  • Have abdominal or lower back pain
  • Feel burning when you pee (urinate)
  • Have discharge from your penis or vagina
  • Have no symptoms at all

You can be tested for Chlamydia with a urine sample.

Chlamydia can be cured with an antibiotic.

Syphilis:

If you have Syphilis, you might

  • Have one or many sores, usually on genitals, mouth, anus
  • Have a skin rash on your hands or feet

Syphilis has three stages. It’s important to treat Syphilis as early as possible. When Syphilis is left untreated, it can cause blindness or even death.

You can be tested for syphilis with a blood sample.

Syphilis can be treated with antibiotics.

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, sore throat, and the like.

The only way you can know if you have HIV is to get tested.

You can be tested for HIV with a finger prick.

If you test positive for HIV, you’ll need ongoing medical care. Your Test Counselor will talk about your treatment options with you, and help you get started.

Hepatitis C:

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

You can be tested for HCV with a finger prick.

If you have a reactive rapid HCV test, you will need a second test to confirm the result. Your Test Counselor will talk about your treatment options with you, and help you get started.


To learn more about STIs, HIV, HCV, or Testing, contact Evergreen.

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