HIV/AIDS Services

HIV/AIDS Services provides free, confidential, and rapid testing for HIV (results in 20 minutes) by staff who speak English, Spanish and Creole at the following sites:

  • Rockland County Department of Health
    50 Sanatorium Road, Building J, Pomona, New York 10970
    Call (845) 364-2570 for an appointment
  • Hudson Valley Community Services Inc.
    86 Route 59, Spring Valley, New York 10977
    Call (845) 356-0570 for an appointment.
  • Reachout (Haverstraw Center)
    50 West Broad Street, Haverstraw, New York 10927, (845) 429-5731
    1st Wednesday and 3rd Friday of the month from 2 pm – 5 pm

Here are some other ways you can get a free HIV test: 

  • The Health Department's Sexual Health Clinic offers free, rapid and confidential HIV tests.  For more information call (845) 364-3771.
  • The Health Department's Family Planning Clinic's services include HIV testing and counseling for their patients.  Fees are based on ability to pay. Medicaid and Medicare are accepted. Patients may be eligible for free service.  For more information and to make an appointment, call (845) 364-2531.
  • The New York State Department of Health has a toll-free AIDS hotline.  You can call 1-800-541-AIDS to schedule a free HIV test. 

Why is getting tested so important?  An HIV test is the only way to find out if you have HIV. Nearly 1 in 5 people with HIV don't know they are infected. They don't get the medical care they need, and can pass the virus on to others without knowing it. If you find out you are HIV-positive, you can start taking medicine for your HIV. Getting treated early for HIV improves your health; allows your doctor to monitor all aspects of your health and treat you accordingly; prolongs your life; and greatly lowers your chance of spreading HIV to others. If you are pregnant, or planning to get pregnant, knowing your status can help protect your baby from becoming infected.

For More Information on HIV/AIDS:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
HIV/AIDS:  Medline Plus
New York State Department of Health