heydenver

 

Located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Denver, HeyDenver is a collaborative effort between Colorado Health Network and Denver Public Health Outreach. HeyDenver provides completely free and confidential sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing, PrEP navigation support, and prides itself in providing low-barrier, sex-positive, and shame-free sexual health services. Testing is available seven days a week. Some times are appointment only while others are available on a walk-in basis, so please check here for available testing times.

With music, cozy seating, and casual testing experience, HeyDenver is unlike other testing centers. We understand that talking about your sexual health can be nerve-wracking and scary, so we’ve created an environment that is meant for you to feel comfortable, safe, and empowered. Our testing is available to anyone, and we especially strive to create an experience that is affirming for those who are LGBTQIA+, sex workers/engaged in sex work, and/or identify as part of BDSM/Kink communities.

Sexual health testing is offered 7 days a week, including evening hours. We offer testing by appointment, as well as provide walk-in testing sessions. We can provide testing and PrEP services in both English and Spanish. You are able to access testing services with us once every three months. We do not offer treatment for HIV/STIs, but we will connect you with appropriate services for care and treatment regardless of your insurance and financial status.

HeyDenver tests for HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and Hepatitis C. We also partner with Denver Public Health’s Outreach Team to offer more extensive testing multiple times a week at our location, including testing for syphilis.

You can also find us around the metro area doing outreach, such as providing testing at the Denver Swim Club and local bars. We also provide community educational outreach programs, such as sexual health workshops and trainings. 

Testing

This can be a very big experience for some folks and we completely understand that. Before you start your HIV test we will check in with you about how you are feeling and discuss what can come up for you. The care and treatment of HIV have dramatically changed over time. HIV is a manageable illiness and with the proper care, we can help you to become undetectable.

Our tests are rapid third generation tests. You will have your results before you leave.

  • HeyDenver uses either the Uni-Gold™ Recombigen HIV-1/2 or The INSTI® HIV-1/HIV-2 Rapid Antibody Test. You may request The OraQuick ADVANCE® Rapid HIV-1/2 Antibody Test if available.

In the event of a reactive or positive test, we will work with you and Denver Public Health for next day confirmatory testing that is free of charge. From there, Colorado Health Network will work with you to navigate insurance, financial issues and anything else that might come up for you.

To learn more about the testing and PrEP services we offer or to find an upcoming testing time, please visit our HeyDenver website. Any closures or updates will be posted on the HeyDenver website as well as the HeyDenver Facebook page.