You can get HIV counseling and testing. Rapid testing is available at all locations.

Public hospitals also provide referrals to HIV medical care and care coordination services. Services are available by appointment.

All services are confidential and open to all. You will be helped regardless of your immigration status.

The over-the-counter rapid HIV test is manufactured by Orasure and can be purchased at various pharmacies throughout the City.

You can call the manufacturers hotline If you have any questions about the kits including how to read the results.

The New York City Health Department does not distribute these test kits.

  • Agency: Orasure
  • Phone Number: (866) 436-6527
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

New York Knows is the nation's largest HIV testing initiative. It aims to help all New York City residents learn their HIV status and take full advantage of the City's HIV care and prevention services.

Through New York Knows, the NYC Health Department partners with community-based organizations, community health centers, hospitals, colleges, universities, faith-based organizations, and businesses to:

  • Provide voluntary HIV tests to all NYC residents. Testing is done at DOHMH clinics, as well as through partners.
  • Make HIV testing a routine part of health care in the City.
  • Identify undiagnosed HIV-positive individuals and link them to care.
  • Connect at-risk individuals with prevention services, including PrEP and PEP.


Learn more about New York Knows.

You can also send an email to

By Phone

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for help.

You can get testing for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases at a clinic especially for teens.

At many of these clinics, you can also get:

  • Condoms
  • Birth control
  • Emergency contraception, also known as the morning-after pill

You can get sexual health services at a clinic without your parents' permission or knowledge. Services are confidential, free or very low-cost, and open to all. You will be helped regardless of your immigration status.

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