HIV/AIDS Services provides free, confidential, and rapid testing for HIV, as well as an Infectious Disease (ID) Clinic for people over the age of 18 living with HIV/AIDS:
Get 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, (845) 356-0570
2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 2 pm – 5 pm
24 West Street, Spring Valley, New York 10977, (845) 352-5897
1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month from 2 pm – 5 pm
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 STI (Sexually Transmitted Infections) 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.
The Health Department's Infectious Disease (ID) Clinic provides physician monitoring, lab work, nursing, and medical case management services for people over the age of 18 living with HIV/AIDS. The case management services provides patients with a full range of supportive services, intake and assessment counseling, information and referral, housing assistance, and financial entitlements. All ID Clinic services are covered by Medicaid, Medicare, ADAP (a special insurance program available to people who have HIV/AIDS) and private health insurance.