HIV/AIDS Services and Testing

If you’re living with HIV, finding an excellent specialist physician who you feel comfortable with is essential. MetroHealth’s HIV Clinic (Infectious Disease Clinic) uses a multidisciplinary approach, employing physicians, nurses, social workers, counselors and other professionals to make sure your holistic healthcare needs are met. Our HIV Clinic has been around since 1991 and treats about 1,650 patients per year. We offer appointments Monday – Friday, and there are some evening hours available. 

Call 216-778-8305 to schedule an appointment with Infectious Disease.

Should I Get Tested?

Every sexually active person should get tested at least once in their life. Annual testing is recommended if you meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Condomless Sex (vaginal, oral or anal) with multiple sex partners
  • Condomless Sex with someone who is HIV positive or whose HIV status you don't know
  • Shared needles or syringes
  • Exchanging sex for money
  • A diagnosis or treatment for hepatitis, tuberculosis or a sexually transmitted disease like syphilis

Not having health insurance should not stop someone from getting tested. If someone happens to test positive, resources exist that can help them pay for care.

Free HIV Testing in Greater Cleveland

West Side

Cuyahoga Board of Health
5550 Venture Drive
216-201-2041 x1356
Tuesday – 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Hispanic Urban Minority Alcoholism Drug Abuse Outreach Project (HUMADAOP) 
3305 W. 25th St. 

LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland
6600 Detroit Ave.

Mondays, 4 –  7:30 p.m.

Tuesdays, 2 – 5 p.m.

Thursdays, 4 – 7:30 p.m.

Fridays, 4 – 7:30 p.m.

Nueva Luz Urban Resource Center
2226 W 89th St.
Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. –  5:00 p.m.

Planned Parenthood Old Brooklyn
3311 Broadview Rd. 

Recovery Resources, Lakewood
14805 Detroit Ave. 
1st/3rd Tuesday

Recovery Resources, Ohio City
2900 Detroit Ave. 
1st/3rd Tuesday

Signature Health Lakewood
14791 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, OH 44107
See walk-in schedule

St. Paul's Community Church
4427 Franklin Blvd.
2nd/4th Thursday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

East Side

AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland
2829 Euclid Ave.
Wednesdays, 1 –  4:30 p.m.

Care Alliance Health Center
1530 St. Clair Ave.
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. –  5 p.m.

Glenville Community Health Center
11100 St. Clair Ave. 
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 8:00 a.m. –  5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. –  7:30 p.m.

Planned Parenthood, Cleveland
7997 Euclid Ave.
Monday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesday and Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. –  6 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. –  2 p.m.

Recovery Resources, Midtown
3950 Chester Ave.
Monday – Thursday, Noon –  7:30 p.m.
Friday, Noon – 4:00 p.m.

Signature Health Beachwood
24200 Chagrin Blvd.
Beachwood, OH 44122
See walk-in schedule

Signature Health Maple Heights
21100 Southgate Park Blvd.
Maple Heights, OH 44137
See walk-in schedule

Stephanie Tubbs Jones Health Center
13944 Euclid Ave. 
Monday –  Friday, 8:30 a.m. –  5 p.m.

Circle Health Services
12201 Euclid Ave.
Monday –  Friday, 9 a.m. –  5 p.m.

University Hospitals
2061 Cornell Rd. 
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8 a.m. –  4 p.m.
Tuesday, 8 a.m. –  7 p.m.

HIV Resources

Compass Services is a special program offered exclusively at MetroHealth for people living with HIV/AIDS. The program is designed to support and guide people living with HIV/AIDS along the path to wellness.

For more information, contact Jennifer McMillen Smith, LISW-S at 216-778-4051 or [email protected].

Protect Yourself with PrEP

PrEP stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. Prophylaxis means to prevent or stop the spread of an infection. Since HIV is a virus, PrEP stops the virus before the person can be infected.  In 2012 the FDA approved the use of a medicine called Truvada for PrEP. Truvada is currently the only form of PrEP approved in the United States. Taking Truvada daily greatly reduces the chance of getting infected with HIV. 

Learn more about obtaining PrEP from a MetroHealth provider

Or call a PrEP Navigator to make an appointment and determine if PrEP is right for you: 216-957-PREP (7737).



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