The absence of STI symptoms is not a reliable way to tell if you or your partner is infection free, since it’s possible to have contracted an STI and not be symptomatic. If you suspect you may have contracted an STI, or if you want to get tested preemptively, here are some testing sites. You may also want to speak with your partner about testing.

Recommended Sexually Transmitted Infection/Disease Testing Sites

Note: Find STI testing anywhere in the U.S. with the CDC’s GetTested tool.

 

Name and Location

 

Appointments and Hours
Payment Information
Populations Served
NU UHCS

135 Forsyth Building
Boston, MA 02118
617-373-2772

How to make an appointment:Call UHCS 617-373-2772, option #1, or request an appointment through your MyNortheastern student portal

Operation hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm; Tuesday, Thursday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm; Saturday: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Accept NUSHIP (Blue Cross Blue Shield)? Yes

Sliding scale or free testing? Free testing when victim of sexual violence

Self-pay option? (to avoid billing through insurance) Yes, $25

All Northeastern students
Boston STD Clinic

Boston Medical Center
725 Albany St., Suite 9C
Boston, MA 02118
617-414-2803

How to make an appointment: Walk-in possible; appointments strongly encouraged

Operation hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm; Wednesday: 8:30 am – 7:45 pm

Accept NUSHIP (Blue Cross Blue Shield)? Yes

Sliding scale or free testing? Free testing if you don’t have health insurance

Self-pay option? (to avoid billing through insurance) Yes

All
Fenway Health

1340 Boylston St.
Boston, MA
Phone: 617-267-0159

South End location:
142 Berkley St.
Boston, MA

How to make an appointment: STI testing by appointment only, HIV testing walk-in or by appointment

Operation hours: By appointment: Monday-Thursday, both locations; Walk-in: Wednesday, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Fenway location; Walk-in: Thursday, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, South End location

Accept NUSHIP (Blue Cross Blue Shield)? Yes

Sliding scale or free testing? No co-pay with insurance, Insurance not necessary

Self-pay option? (to avoid billing through insurance) Yes

LGBTQ+
Massachusetts General Hospital main campus (STD unit)

MGH Cox Building, 5th Floor
55 Fruit St.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-2748

How to make an appointment: Walk-in or prescheduled appointment

Operation hours: Walk-in: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 8:30 am – 11:00 am; Wednesday, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm; Monday, 11:00 am – 3:30 pm; Wednesday, 8:30 am – 11:00 am

Accept NUSHIP (Blue Cross Blue Shield)? Yes

Sliding scale or free testing? Insurance is not required; Pay what you can afford

Self-pay option? (to avoid billing through insurance) Yes

All
MGH Chelsea Health Center (STD/GID unit)

151 Everett Avenue
Chelsea, MA 02150
Phone: 617-887-4149

How to make an appointment: Walk-in or prescheduled appointment

Operation hours: Walk-in: Thursday, 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm; Appointment: Tuesday, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm; Wednesday, 8:30 am – 11:00 am

Accept NUSHIP (Blue Cross Blue Shield)? Yes

Sliding scale or free testing? Insurance is not required, Pay what you can afford

Self-pay option? (to avoid billing through insurance) Yes

All
South End Community Health Center

1601 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02118
Phone: 617-587-1905

How to make an appointment: Walk-in preferred (same-day appointment)

Operation hours: Main clinic hours of operation: Monday-Thursday, 8:30 am – 9:00 pm; Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm; Saturday, 8:40 am – 2:00 pm

Accept NUSHIP (Blue Cross Blue Shield)? Yes

Sliding scale or free testing? Free testing available if not comfortable using insurance

Self-pay option? (to avoid billing through insurance) Yes

All
The Clinic at BAGLY

14 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617-227-4313

How to make an appointment: Walk-in or prescheduled appointment; Guaranteed appointment when calling ahead, but not necessary to do so

Operation hours: Monday & Tuesday, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm; Thursday, 11:30 am – 7:00 pm; Last patient at 6:00 pm

Accept NUSHIP (Blue Cross Blue Shield)? Yes

Sliding scale or free testing? Insurance is not required, No ID necessary for testing, Free testing available (Funded by DPH),

Self-pay option? (to avoid billing through insurance) Yes

29 and under only; LGBTQ specific services
The X Clinic

Codman Square Health Center
Urgent Care (2nd floor)
637 Washington Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
Phone: 617-822-8350

How to make an appointment: Walk-in

Operation hours: Monday-Thursday: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Accept NUSHIP (Blue Cross Blue Shield)? Yes

Sliding scale or free testing?Testing is free

Self-pay option? (to avoid billing through insurance) N/A

All

Note: Haitian, Creole, French and Spanish speaking staff are available onsite.

Boston HAPPENS (Boston Children’s Hospital)

HAPPENS at 333
333 Longwood Ave, 5th floor
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617-355-2735

HAPPENS at MEHC (Martha Eliot Health Center)
75 Bickford Street, 1st floor
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Phone: 617-919-7829

How to make an appointment: Schedule (phone or online) or walk-in for HAPPENS at 333; Walk-in at MEHC

333 operation hours: Monday, Wednesday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm; Tuesday: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm – 6:15 pm; Thursday: 10:00 am – 6:15 pm; Friday: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

MEHC operation hours: Monday, Wednesday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm; Tuesday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm; Thursday: 10:00 am – 6:15 pm; Friday: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Accept NUSHIP (Blue Cross Blue Shield)? Yes

Sliding scale or free testing?Free testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis for ages 13-24

Self-pay option? (to avoid billing through insurance) Yes

All
Partners Urgent Care

Boston location:
137 Stuart St, Suite A-7
Boston, MA 02116
Inside City Place, next to Dunkin Donuts
Phone: 617-393-5059

Brookline location:
1285 Beacon St.
Brookline, MA 02446
Phone: 617-751-6205

Cambridge location:
76 Prospect Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: 617-393-5058

How to make an appointment: Schedule (by phone, or online for Cambridge location); Walk-ins welcome

Operation hours: All locations: Monday-Sunday, 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Accept NUSHIP (Blue Cross Blue Shield)? Yes

Self-pay option? (to avoid billing through insurance) Yes

All
Greater Boston Health Center (Planned Parenthood)

1055 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 800-258-4448

How to make an appointment: Book online

Operation hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 am – 7:00 pm; Saturday: 7:30 am – 3:00 pm

Sliding scale or free testing? Contact health center for STD services pricing information. All