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:
Beginning on Monday, Nov. 14, anyone visiting Allies for STI testing also will be seen by one of Allies’ medical providers in its clinic and will have blood drawn to provide a more thorough screening, since many STIs do not have noticeable symptoms. Allies' clinical care team will be able to look for signs of infection that could be easily overlooked.
Visits will be billed to insurance for insured patients.
Testing is available at our office at:
5913 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh PA, 15206
Walk-in hours are subject to change. Please call us to confirm walk-in timings.
Mon 8:30 a.m. to noon Appointments Only
Wed8:30 a.m. to noon Appointments Only
Thu 8:30 a.m. to noon Appointments Only
Sun 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Appointments, walk-ins
Allies for Health + Wellbeing is now testing in the community with our mobile testing unit. Follow us on social media for dates and locations!
STI stands for sexually transmitted infections, which are passed from one person to another through intimate (skin-to-skin) physical contact and from sexual activity including vaginal, oral, and anal sex. STIs are very common and usually treatable.
You may not have any symptoms, but early detection and treatment is important, so get tested if you have engaged in unprotected (no condom) sexual activity.
Lab results from a urine test for gonorrhea and chlamydia are usually available within three to five days of testing, while. Syphilis test results take about 15 minutes. Our HIV and hepatitis C tests usually take just 20 minutes to produce a negative or positive result.
Yes! Each STI has a different treatment, ranging from antibiotics to long-term prescribed medications. The good news is that each can be treated, and most cured. Identifying which STI, if any, you are at risk of is the first step to treatment. If you test positive in our clinic, we’ll gladly discuss next steps with you and stand with you at every step.