The stigma surrounding sexually-transmitted infections (STIs) prevents many patients from taking the first step and getting themselves testing. But if you’re sexually active, getting tested isn’t optional -- if an STI is detected early as a result of your test, it can make all the difference, and even save your life.
Knowledge is the first step to a healthy you, so don’t let stigma get in your way. You can access free testing in a welcoming environment without judgement at Allies -- your trust is important to us, and your experience with our team will always be compassionate, friendly, comprehensive, and judgment-free.
Allies for Health + Wellbeing is committed to removing any obstacles you face to getting tested, and we make checking your results as easy as possible. If you’re ready to get tested, schedule an appointment with us; if you’re waiting for your results, check your Patient Portal or give us a call at .
When you come in for testing at Allies for Health + Wellbeing, our Health Advocate will engage you in a conversation about your personal risk factors and which test(s) make the most sense for you.
We offer the following types of STI tests:
If you test positive for any of these infections, or if you are clearly showing symptoms, an Allies Health Advocate can schedule an appointment in our clinic or refer you to other treatment providers.
Testing is available at our office at:
5913 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh PA, 15206
12 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesdays
12 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays
11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sundays
Allies for Health + Wellbeing is now testing in the community with our mobile testing unit. Check out our events calendar for dates and locations!
Hepatitis C is a blood-borne virus. People with HIV also are at greater risk of having Hep C - that should be included as well. Most people infected with hepatitis C don’t know they are infected.
The most effective way to prevent hepatitis C is by avoiding behaviors that can spread the disease, especially high-risk sex and injecting drugs. However, there are ways to protect yourself during high-risk encounters and intravenous drug use, including using protection during sex, using clean needles during drug use, and making sure to never share needles with someone else.
Yes! We’re very passionate about frequent testing for early detection when it comes to STIs, including hepatitis C. Schedule your first appointment today -- we’re happy to help.