HIV Care at MetroHealth
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.
Call 216-778-4051 or 216-957-7737 if you have questions about HIV.
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.
Click here to 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).
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
Cuyahoga Board of Health
5550 Venture Drive
Tuesday 12:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Hispanic Urban Minority Alcoholism Drug Abuse Outreach Project (HUMADAOP)
3305 W. 25th St.
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center
6600 Detroit Ave.
Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m. - 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.
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Recovery Resources, Lakewood
14805 Detroit Ave.
Recovery Resources, Ohio City
2900 Detroit Ave.
St. Paul's Community Church
4427 Franklin Blvd.
2nd/4th Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Thomas McCafferty Health Center
4242 Lorain Ave.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland
2829 Euclid Ave.
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Care Alliance Health Center
1530 St. Clair Ave.
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Cleveland Treatment Center: Project S.A.F.E.
6001 Woodland Ave.
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
J. Glen 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.
1834 E 55th St.
2nd Monday 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
3rd Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Planned Parenthood, Cleveland
7997 Euclid Ave.
Monday 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Recovery Resources, Midtown
3950 Chester Ave.
Monday -Thursday 12:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Friday 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Stephanie Tubbs Jones Health Center
13944 Euclid Ave.
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Circle Health Services
12201 Euclid Ave.
Monday - Thursday 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
2061 Cornell Rd.
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.