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1720 pearl street
Denver,CO, 80203
usa

3039622880

 

HeyDenver provides free and confidential HIV and STI testing and sexual health services by gay and gay friendly counselors. Testing is currently available six days a week.

Testing & Hours

              APPOINTMENTS The Best Time to Come | What Tests We Use | Location | No Questions Asked Testing

HeyDenver does our best to provide testing 7 days a week. Hours vary as well as populations served. Click on the day of the week BELOW to see the tests offered and times available.

Testing provided at HeyDenver is PROVIDED BY TWO ORGANIZATIONS.  Each organization has policies that may make a difference in your visit. HeyDenver testing is available to anyone and everyone. As of January 2019, Denver Public Health testing at HeyDenver’s location is open to anyone and everyone as well. Please review some of the major differences explained below by clicking on each provider and to find out which testing is most appropriate for your needs and health.

IF YOU ARE HAVING SYMPTOMS: We are a non-clinical testing site.  If  you are having symptoms it is best to go to Denver Public Health or your primary care provider for immediate treatment.   We can NOT treat you if you are having symptoms.   We send out our samples to Denver Health and they will treat you if needed.   

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment.

If you are experiencing a medical or mental health emergency, please call 911. For mental health emergencies and crises there is also the Colorado Crisis Services Hotline 1.844.493.TALK or please go to your nearest emergency room. 



Testing hours and times below are subject to change.

Please call or re-check website to see if changes were made.

+Monday

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM testing by appointment by HeyDenver Staff

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3:00 PM - 8:00 PM HeyDenver Youth Night starting 6/10/19

Are you between the ages of 15 and 23? Join us at HeyDenver every Monday for free HIV/STI testing, help getting on PrEP, snacks, weekly activities, and a cool, safe space to hang out with your friends. Themed nights and activities coming soon!

Note: this space and time at HeyDenver is reserved only for those ages 15-23. There is a brief check in process to ensure age and safety of participants.

+Tuesday

9:30 AM - 4:30 PM testing by apointment by Denver Health Staff

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5:30 PM - 8:30 PM testing by appointment by HeyDenver Staff

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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM PrEP Consultations by appointment

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  • Testing not available during this time, only consultation. We do not prescribe PrEP at these consults, we just know all the easy ways to get you the info you want about PrEP, and address financial and other barriers.

+Wednesday - Pruebas en español entre 5pm y 7pm

Walk-in and appointment testing available, see hours below.

11:00 AM - 4:30 PM testing by appointment by Denver Health Staff

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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Pruebas en español con cita, con empleados de HeyDenver

Por favor haga clic aqui y elige "Latinx" -Appointment Elige HIV/STI Testing, después Latinx

  • No se ofrecen pruebas de sifilis o de la garganta/el recto con el aplicador de algodón durante estas horas
  • Pruebas disponibles durante estas horas: La clamidia, la gonorrea, el VIH (rápido) y la hepatitis-C (rápido)
  • Pruebas realizadas por empleado de HeyDenver*

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Walk-in testing by HeyDenver Staff

+Thursday

Walk-in and appointment testing available, see hours below.

10:00 AM - 2:30 PM testing by appointment by Denver Health Staff

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5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Walk-in testing by HeyDenver Staff

THERE WILL BE NO WALK-IN TESTING 6/20/19. We apologize for any inconveinence.

+Friday

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM testing by appointment by HeyDenver Staff

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+Saturday

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM testing by appointment by HeyDenver Staff

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+Sunday

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM testing by appointment by HeyDenver Staff

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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM PrEP Consultations by appointment

Click here to schedule an appointment- Appointment Select PrEP Services

  • Testing not available during this time, only consultation. We do not prescribe PrEP at these consults, we just know all the easy ways to get you the info you want about PrEP, and address financial and other barriers.

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM testing by appointment by Denver Health Staff

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11:00 AM -3:00 PM Walk-in testing provided by HeyDenver Staff at Denver Swim Club

Upcoming dates: June 9th and 30th

  • Populations welcome: DSC allows male identified individuals ONLY. You do not need to pay to get in.
  • Syphilis and Swabs are NOT done
  • Testing available: Rapid HIV, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Rapid Hep C
  • Testing provided by HeyDenver Staff*


**Denver Public Health Outreach Testing

Free, confidential testing provided by Denver Public Health at HeyDenver’s location. As of January 2019, this testing is now open to any population.

Appointment length: 45-60 minutes

Identification needed: ID required for all tests

Tests Offered: Rapid HIV, Syphilis, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea

Testing Type: Full blood draw, urine sample, site specific swab test

Results Timeframe: HIV test results in approximately 10 minutes; Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Syphilis test results are available in 7-10 days 

Recommended If: You haven’t had a syphilis test in past 6 months, and/or you have had receptive oral and/or anal sex (i.e. you have given oral sex to a partner, “bottomed” during anal sex,” or have used your throat or anus during sex)

If you have tested at any Denver Public Health testing location within the last 3 months, you will not be able to test until three months have passed. 

Wait times may be longer during Denver Public Health testing times due to the longer appointment length. 

*HeyDenver Staff Testing

Free, confidential testing provided by HeyDenver volunteers and staff members. This testing is available to any population. 

Appointment length: 20-35 minutes

Identification needed: None for HIV test; ID required for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and Hepatitis C tests

Tests Offered: Rapid HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Rapid Hepatitis C (if applicable)

Testing Type: Finger-poke blood draw, urine sample (no site-specific swab testing during this testing session)

Results Timeframe: HIV test results in approximately 10 minutes; Gonorrhea and Chlamydia test results are available in 7-10 days; Rapid Hep C in 20-30 minutes

Recommended If: You are wanting a quicker and more convenient routine testing session, and/or you have not had receptive oral/anal sex, and/or you do not currently want a syphilis test

If you have tested at HeyDenver within the last 3 months, you will not be able to test until three months have passed.


Wait Times

  • During walk-in times, clients are seen on a first come, first serve basis - those who are first to arrive will be the first to be waited on first. Appointments can be made online for testing, and is the best option for low wait times.

  • Wait times are generally less on Mondays 5:30-8PM, Wednesdays from 5:30-8PM, and Saturdays 12PM-5PM.


Tests We Use


No Questions Asked Testing

We believe that all people should live healthy sexual lives. We believe that sex is good. And we believe that no one is better qualified to make healthy decisions about your sex life than you. To that end, HeyDenver is a resource designed to help people have healthy fulfilling sex lives. There are several barriers for people when considering getting tested for HIV. One of these barriers can be the questions a care provider asks as a part of an accurate assessment. In order to mitigate this barrier, HeyDenver can offer testing during which test counselors will not ask assessment questions.  Test counselors will be available should the client have any questions or topics to discuss, however, this will be at the client's discretion. If the client requests a "no questions asked" test, certain information will be taken but it will be kept to a minimum. 

1.    Syphilis, Gonorrhea, and Chlamydia tests are not available without proof of identification. It is possible to do Chlamydia and Gonorrhea testing during discreet testing, but ID will be required for these tests. 


2.    Each test will begin with a clear explanation of confidentiality and HeyDenver’s obligation to report positive tests. This includes, but is not exclusive to:
-    All information is confidential and kept within our organization. 
-    If a test is negative, there is no need to share client information with any outside entity. 
-    If a test is positive, we do share basic client information with the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment. However, this information is shared on an entirely confidential level and is not made public in any way.  Each client will be given the option to not test once this is explained. 

 

3.    Test counselors will gather as much demographic information about the client as they can, with a particular focus on name and contact information. However, there is no requirement to check identification for HIV testing. HeyDenver test counselors cannot continue a test without a name for a client, regardless of whether or not it  is an actual name. If I client does not offer a name, clients will be asked what they would like to be called for this testing session and that name will be put on the demographic form. 


4.    Before the test begins, each client must sign the consent form.

 

5.    The test will proceed as a normal testing and counseling session would, with a particular focus on the client’s concerns and questions if any are expressed. If the client does not want to discuss their sexual health and behaviors, then they will not be pressed further. 
 

6.    If there are any opportunities for appropriate referrals, these will be made as they would be during normal testing hours. 

 

7.    In the event that a client tests positive, standard reporting procedures should take place, ensuring that clients are informed of next steps and either connected directly with an appointment for a confirmatory test or given the appropriate information to do so on their own time.