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.

Note: The below information was last updated on 8/23/2021.

 

Name and Location

 

Appointments and Hours
Payment Information
Populations Served
Northeastern UHCS

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

How to make an appointment: Call UHCS 617-373-2772, option #2

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

Lab: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00 am – 11:00am, 12:00pm-4:00pm; Tuesday and Thursday 12:00pm-2:00pm, 3:00pm-8:00pm

Accept NUSHP (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 per test

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: Call 617-414-2803 to set up a telehealth or in-person appointment depending on your specific needs.

Operation hours: 9:00AM-4:00PM, Monday-Friday, by appointment only.

Accept NUSHIP (Blue Cross Blue Shield)? Yes

Sliding scale or free testing? Testing is free, but there may be a cost for treatment or additional lab tests.

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

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Fenway Health

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

South End location:
142 Berkley St.
Boston, MA

How to make an appointment: Call 617-267-0159 to set up an appointment.

Operation hours: 9:00AM-4:00PM, Monday through Friday, by appointment only.

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

Men who have sex with men or transgender individuals
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: Call 617-726-2748 to set up a phone consultation or in-person appointment depending on your specific needs.

Operation hours: 8:00AM-4:00PM, Monday-Friday, by appointment only. Same-day appointments are often available.

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

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MGH Chelsea Health Center (STD/GID unit)

100 Everett Avenue, Ste 16C
Chelsea, MA 02150
Phone: 617-887-4149

How to make an appointment: Call 617-726-2748 to set up a phone consultation or in-person appointment depending on your specific needs.

Operation hours: 3:00pm-5:30pm, Tuesdays, by appointment only.

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

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South End Community Health Center

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

How to make an appointment: Call 617-587-1905 to set schedule an appointment

Operation hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm, by appointment only

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
Whittier Street Health Center

1290 Tremont St, Floor #3, Roxbury, MA 02120
Phone: 617-427-1000

How to make an appointment: Walk-ins strongly welcomed, call 617-427-1000 to schedule an appointment

Operation hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am-4:45pm

Sliding scale or free testing? Yes. Contact clinic for more information  All  

Note: Multiple languages available 

 

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: Fill out online form here, or call 617-822-8350. Walk in appointments available.

Operation hours: In-Person hours: Monday 9:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-5:00pm; Tuesday 5:30pm-7:00pm; Thursday 5:30pm-7:00pm; Friday 1:00pm-5:00pm

Telehealth hours: Tuesday 1:00pm-5:00pm; Wednesday 1:00pm-5:00pm; Thursday 9:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-5:00pm

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

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

Operation hours: 9:00AM-9:00PM, 7 days a week at all locations

Accept NUSHIP (Blue Cross Blue Shield)? Yes

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

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Greater Boston Health Center (Planned Parenthood)

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

Free and confidential sexual health counseling and referral hotline: 1-877-686-5772 Option #3 (open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9:00AM-5:00PM)

How to make an appointment: Book online here, or call 1-800-258-4448 to book an appointment

Operation hours:

In-person: Monday-Thursday 7:30am-6:00pm. Friday and Saturday 7:30am-3:00pm

Telehealth: Monday and Tuesday 8:00am-6:00pm; Wednesday 8:00am-7:00pm; Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm; Friday and Saturday 8:00am-4:00pm

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