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All services are available in English and Spanish.
Todos los servicios se ofrecen en Español e Inglés.




Programs and Services


State of Illinois AIDS/HIV & STD Hotline 

1.800.AID.AIDS (800)243.2437 | TTY 1.800.782.0423 | NXTLVL@centeronhalsted.org

The State of Illinois AIDS/HIV & STD Hotline answers your sexual health questions with friendly, professional and trained staff. The Hotline staff can also find you no-cost and/or low-cost HIV and STDs testing services. A wide variety of other referrals are also available, including referrals for Linkage to Care for HIV+ individuals and access to PrEP for those HIV-negative.

ALL CALLS ARE ANONYMOUS

The State of Illinois AIDS/HIV & STD Hotline is funded by the Illinois Department of Public Health.



HIV Testing at Center on Halsted

773.661.0910

To schedule an HIV testing appointment, call 773.661.0910. We offer free rapid HIV testing Monday–Saturday from 9:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. The test takes 15–20 minutes to process. A trained Health Educator will administer your test and provide you with current and accurate medical information and emotional support.

The Health Educator is also able to refer you to other social service and medical agencies. Appointments are strongly preferred. We are only able to see walk-in clients on a limited basis.

CONFIDENTIAL AND ANONYMOUS TESTING OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE

For more information, please call 773.661.0910.


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Short-Term Case Management with a Health Educator 

773.661.0910


Walk-in Testing at Center on Halsted 

Center on Halsted offers free HIV testing on a walk-in basis Wednesdays from 4:00–8:00 p.m., last client taken at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays from 11 a.m.-3:00 p.m., last client at 2:30 p.m.; and Sundays from 9:15 a.m.-1:00 p.m., last client taken at 12:30 p.m.. No appointments are necessary. Referrals can also be made for HIV medical care.

For more information, please call 773.661.0910.



Off-site Testing
Center on Halsted offers free HIV testing on a walk-in basis at various locations in Chicago:

No appointments are necessary. Referrals can also be made for HIV medical care.

Dates and times may occasionally vary from what is listed above,and affected by observed holidays. For more information, please call 773.661.0910.




Resources & Documents 

Referral Database

To get the most up-to-date information and referrals, we suggest calling our free and confidential hotline at 1.800.AID.AIDS (800)243.2437 or email NXTLVL@centeronhalsted.org. Click here to access our referral database to find service organizations in your area. (This page currently located on our old website. Please be aware that links no longer work on this site. We appreciate your understanding in our transitional period.) This is a useful tool for individuals who aren't comfortable or able to speak over the phone or for other service providers looking for additional resources in the community.

HIV/STD Awareness Days

Additional Resources



Contact Us

For the State of Illinois AIDS/HIV & STD Hotline call 1.800.AID.AIDS (243.2437) or TTY 1.800.782.0423, or email NXTLVL@centeronhalsted.org.

For the HIV Testing & Prevention Program or to set an appointment, call 773.661.0910.



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