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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 provides 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 populations served.

Testing provided at HeyDenver is PROVIDED BY TWO ORGANIZATIONS.  Each organization has policies that may make a difference in your visit. Please review some of the major differences explained below by clicking on each provider.

We are a non-clinical testing site.   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.    If  you are having symptoms it is best to go to Denver Public Health or your primary care provider for immediate treatment.  


Closed Dec 23rd, 24th 25th & 31st

+Monday (Closed Dec 25th)

Walk-in testing all day.

1PM-6:30PM Walk-in testing provided by Denver Public Health

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

+Tuesday

Appointment testing all day.

2PM - 11:30PM Testing by appointment provided by Denver Public Health

3PM - 8PM Testing by appointment by HeyDenver Staff

+Wednesday

Appointments & walk-in testing available.

11:30AM - 6:30PM Testing by appointment provided by Denver Public Health

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

Testing by appointment or walk-in at Midtown Spa 7pm-10pm

*Next testing date: December 6th and 120h, 2017

+Thursday

Appointments & walk-in testing available.

10AM - 2PM Testing by appointment provided by Denver Public Health

2PM - 5PM Testing by appointment by HeyDenver Staff

10AM - 7PM PrEP Consultations by appointment

  • Populations welcome: Anyone interested in taking PrEP!
  • 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.
  • Click Here to make an appointment

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

+Friday

Appointment testing all day.

9AM-12PM Testing by appointment provided by HeyDenver Staff

9AM - 3PM Testing by appointment by Denver Public Health

3PM-5:30PM Testing by appointment by HeyDenver Staff

10AM - 3PM Testing by appointment (Latinx Testing and PrEP)

+Saturday (Closed Dec 23rd)

11AM-6PM Walk-in testing provided by HeyDenver Staff

+Sunday (closed Dec 24th & 31st)

10AM-6PM Testing by appointment provided by HeyDenver Staff


**Denver Public Health Outreach Testing

Free, confidential testing provided by Denver Public Health. Testing during this time is offered to gay and/or bisexual men, and trans identified individuals.  Identification is required for ALL tests during these times. Blood draw (for syphilis, rapid HIV)  and urine sample (for chlamydia and gonorrhea tests) are conducted during these testing hours. Additional site specific gonorrhea and chlamydia testing is offered. HIV test results available in approximately 10 minutes. Gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis test results are available in 7-10 days. 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. Testing is available on a first come, first serve basis during walk in hours or by appointment.  Individuals arriving near the end of testing may not be assured a walk-in session. Wait times may be longer during Denver Public Health testing times. 

*HeyDenver Staff Testing

*Free, confidential testing  provided by HeyDenver volunteers and staff members. Testing during this time is offered to anyone. HIV rapid finger-stick HIV antibody testing and urethral gonorrhea and chlamydia testing available at these times. HIV results available in approximately 10 minutes. Gonorrhea and chlamydia test results are available in 7-10 days. During walk in hours, please arrive 30 minutes before closing. Identification is NOT required for HIV testing during these times, however, ID is required for gonorrhea and chlamydia screening. The gonorrhea and chlamydia screening is not required, but always recommended. Syphilis testing not provided during this time. Testing is available on a first come, first serve basis during walk in hours or by appointment. Wait times are generally shorter during this testing time.


LatinX Testing


Latinx-A person of Latin American origin or descent (used as a gender-neutral or non-binary alternative to Latino or Latina).  Testing under this time is reserved for any gay, bi or trans folks who identify as having Latin descent.   Identification is required for ALL tests during these times. Blood draw (for syphilis, rapid HIV)  and urine sample (for chlamydia and gonorrhea tests) are conducted during these testing hours. Additional gonorrhea and chlamydia testing is offered. 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. Testing is available by appointment 10-3pm on Fridays.  Testing can be in English or Spanish.  Prueba gratuito, confidencial proporcionada. Identificación requerida para todas las pruebas durante este tiempo. Extracción de sangre y / o rápida dedo de prueba palo y muestra de orina administrada durante este tiempo. Las pruebas en estos tiempos es, y sólo se ofreció a homosexuales, bisexuales y / o trans identificado individuos y, además, no la prueba del VIH en los últimos 3 meses. Esta prueba es de 30 minutos.
 


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 offers testing during specific weekly hours 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. 

**Currently we are offering "No Questions Asked Testing" Thursday evenings from 5:30-8pm**

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. 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 his or her risk, 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.