HIV Testing

It is important to know your HIV status for you and your loved ones' health. With early detection, people living with HIV can live long, healthy lives. Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 20 percent of people living with HIV are undiagnosed.   

Call 216-778-8305 to schedule an appointment.

Call 216-778-4051 or 216-957-7737 if you have questions about HIV. 

HIV Testing at MetroHealth

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

West Side

Cuyahoga Board of Health
5550 Venture Drive
216-201-2041 x1356
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. 
216-459-1222
http://hispanicumadaop.org/services/ 

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center
6600 Detroit Ave.
216-651-5428
Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

Nueva Luz Urban Resource Center
2226 W 89th St.
216-651-8236
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Planned Parenthood Old Brooklyn
3311 Broadview Rd. 
216-661-0400
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Recovery Resources, Lakewood
14805 Detroit Ave. 
216-431-4131
1st/3rd Tuesday

Recovery Resources, Ohio City
2900 Detroit Ave. 
216-431-4131
1st/3rd Tuesday

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.
216-651-5005
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.


East Side

AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland
2829 Euclid Ave.
216-357-3131
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Care Alliance Health Center
1530 St. Clair Ave.
216-781-6724
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Cleveland Treatment Center: Project S.A.F.E.
6001 Woodland Ave. 
216-991-7233
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
http://www.clevelandtreatmentcenter.org/projectsafe.htm

J. Glen Health Center
11100 St. Clair Ave. 
216-249-3600
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday 11:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

NorthStar ReEntry
1834 E 55th St.
216-881-5440
2nd Monday 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
3rd Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Planned Parenthood, Cleveland
7997 Euclid Ave.
216-851-1880
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.
216-431-4131
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. 
216-767-4242
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/locations/stjhc

Circle Health Services
12201 Euclid Ave.
216-721-4010
Monday - Thursday 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
https://circlehealthservices.org/services/hiv-services/

University Hospitals
2061 Cornell Rd. 
216-844-7892
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
https://www.uhhospitals.org/services/infectious-diseases-services/conditions-treatments/immunology-unit/hiv-testing