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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 (old)

 Mondays | Tuesdays | Wednesdays | Thursdays | Fridays | Saturdays |SUNDAYS

              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 each day 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.


Mondays

2:30 PM - 7:30PM  (Walk-In Testing with Denver Health Staff)   

5:30 PM - 8:00 PMTesting (Walk-in testing with HeyDenver Staff) (HeyDenver Staff will not be available Nov 28th)


Tuesdays (by appointment only, all day)

APPOINTMENT TUESDAYS  3PM-7:30PM at HeyDenver

APPOINTMENT TUESDAYS 3PM-8PM by appointment at HeyDenver

 

PrEP Consultations APPOINTMENT TUESDAYS 10:00 AM - 2 PM (by appointment) at HeyDenver

  • 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     

Wednesdays

10:00 AM - 7:30 PM Testing  (Appointments Only) 

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM  Testing (Walk-in testing) 

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Testing(This testing will be done at Midtown Spa Nov 2nd Nov 9th and Nov 16th ONLY)

  • Populations welcome: Gay and Bisexual Men and Trans Folks ONLY
  • Testing available: Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Rapid HIV, Rapid Hep C
  • Testing provided by HeyDenver Staff* at Midtown Spa
  • You do not need a membership, just tell the person at the front you are there for testing

8:00 PM - 11:00 PM Testing(This testing will be done at Midtown Spa Nov 30th ONLY)

  • Populations welcome: Gay and Bisexual Men and Trans Folks ONLY
  • Testing available: Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Rapid HIV, Rapid Hep C
  • Testing provided by HeyDenver Staff* at Midtown Spa
  • You do not need a membership, just tell the person at the front you are there for testing

10:00 AM - 2 PM PrEP Consult Hours (Walk ins) at HeyDenver

  • 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. 

Thursdays

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Testing by appointment only at HeyDenver Closed Nov 24th

2:00-5:00 PM Testing  (Testing by appointment) Closed Nov 24th

PrEP Consult Hours 2-5 PM PrEP Consult Hours (Walk ins) at HeyDenver Closed Nov 24

  • 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. 

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (Walk-in testing) at HeyDenver (Two Tester and less wait on Nov 10th) Closed Nov 24th

 


Fridays

9AM-12PM  Testing by appointment only (Closed Nov 25th)

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Testing By APPOINTMENT from (Closed Nov 25th)

3PM-5:30PM Testing By APPOINTMENT from (Closed Nov 25th)

 


Saturdays

10:00 AM - 5:30 PM (Walk-In testing)  Closed Nov 12th and Nov 26th


Sundays

10AM-6PM Testing By APPOINTMENT Closed Nov 27th


**Denver Public Health Outreach Testing

Free, confidential testing provided by Denver Public Health. Testing during this time is ONLY offered to gay and/or bisexual men, and individuals trans identified.  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 may be 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 on a first come, first serve basis. 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, rapid finger-stick HIV antibody testing. HIV results available in approximately 10 minutes. Please arrive 30 minutes before closing. Identification NOT required for HIV testing during these times, however, ID 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 during these times is provided by HeyDenver volunteers and staff members. Wait times are generally shorter during this testing time.


Wait Times

  • HeyDenver operates on a walk-in basis which means 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 men 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 men who have sex with men have healthy fulfilling sex lives. There are several barriers for people when considering getting tested for HIV. One of these reasons being the questions that are an important part of an accurate risk assessment. In order to mitigate this barrier, HeyDenver will offer testing during specific weekly hours during when test counselors will not ask risk assessment questions. This is not to say that testers will not make an assessment of clients’ risks, but they will not present the client with questions if the client wishes to avoid this. 

 

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 there is no need to press 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.