Public Health Clinic (HIV/STD)

The Public Health Clinic will be closed:

  • Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 15, 2024
  • Presidents Day, Monday, February 19, 2024
  • Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2024

The Public Health Clinic provides the opportunity to schedule an appointment and avoid the wait. Appointments are given priority and we also welcome walk-in visits. We provide free and confidential STI/HIV testing and treatment for most STIs.

  • Walk in patients are seen on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Anyone 13 years and older can be seen at our clinic. No parental consent is needed.
  • We see patients regardless of immigration status.

We ask that patients bring photo ID (i.e. driver’s license, passport, college ID) when being seen. If you do not have photo ID you will still be seen, but a photo ID is required to receive results. Questions? Please call us at 412-578-8081. Note: Language line services are available for a variety of languages. An on-site interpreter can be scheduled with advance notice.

Free At-Home Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Testing

The Allegheny County Health Department’s STI program is offering free STI at-home test kits. These kits will allow you to conduct a test for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea in the privacy of your own home. If you test positive you may also obtain treatment at our Public Health Clinic and at a local community health pharmacy.  

Register and Order a Kit

Public Health Clinic

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Wednesday: 12:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Thursday: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Friday: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Location

Blakey Center Public Health Clinic
1908 Wylie Avenue
Middle Hill

Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(Middle Hill)
(Handicap accessible entrance is located at rear of building)

Reachable by PRT Bus Routes:

  • 81 Oakhill
  • 82 Lincoln
  • 83 Bedford Hill

Parking

Some on-street parking is available in front and around the building. Streets may have metered parking.

To avoid getting a parking ticket, please read street cleaning signs.

Types of Testing Offered

Our clinic provides testing for the following STDs and bacterial infections:

  • HIV Testing (Blood)
  • Syphilis (Blood)
  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Mpox virus
  • Trichomoniasis (Vaginal screening only)
  • Non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU) (Penile swab only)
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis B (Titers to check immunity and requires a fee per lab: $25 Allegheny County residents and $30 Non-Allegheny County residents)
  • Pubic lice (Treatment only)
  • Herpes (We do not provide a blood test, but will conduct a culture if lesions are present.)
  • Genital Warts (treatment only)

Take a Virtual Tour of the Public Health Clinic

Virtual Tour of the Public Health Clinic

The ACHD Public Health Clinic is located in at 1908 Wylie Ave in the Hill District in the Blakey Building (Ground Floor). The clinic is handicap accessible through the parking lot and back door. Free on street parking is available in front of the clinic, as well as handicap parking in the lot next to the clinic.

All patients with an appointment, or a walk in visit, are required to take a number and clipboard and complete the intake form (yellow card). Patients are called by their number to ensure confidentiality. If you do not have a scheduled appointment, depending on patient volume in the clinic, you may have to wait longer than expected. Our clinic aims to provide services to patients in a timely manner. Patients may be called out of numerical order when appropriate.

We ask that patients bring a photo ID (i.e., driver’s license, passport, state ID, college ID) when you come to the registration booth with your number and intake form.

Your personal health information is protected by HIPPA. According to the recently enacted 21st Cures Act by Congress, you have greater access to view your medical information on line and health care providers may have access to your medical records for the coordination of your care.

During the visit, one of our clinicians will draw a blood sample and ask for a urine sample for STI/HIV testing to send to our on-site laboratory. The results of your tests will be provided to you by our clinic staff when the results are posted to the clinic from the lab.

We ask that patients wait 10 days before calling for results (412-578-8081). Your call will usually be answered right away or you can leave a message and a staff member will return your call within 1-2 business days (we are not open on the weekends).

We offer free treatment for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and trichomoniasis. Patient’s diagnosed with HIV will receive a referral for care at one of the local HIV treatment facilities.

Also, feel free to view Your Rights As A Patient in Pennsylvania(PDF, 212KB).

Please note if this is a medical emergency, go to the nearest Emergency Department. If you are seeking Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for HIV, go to the nearest health care provider. The ACHD Public Health Clinic does not provide PEP.

What to Expect After Your Visit

As stated above, some results can be provided on the same day. For other tests results, we ask that patients wait 10 days before calling the result line 412-578-7939. A staff member will return your call within 1-2 business days. If you end up with a positive test result, you will receive a call from a nurse to come in for treatment. You may receive a call from a Disease Intervention Specialist (DIS) to discuss current or previous sexual partners that might have been exposed. Partner Services is a voluntary, free, and confidential service to locate partners. Learn more about our Partner Services.

ACHD Policy 308 - HIPAA Privacy Notice(PDF, 1MB)