Health Advocacy

Wellness Center

Appointment Hours

  • Tuesday-Wednesday: 11:30 am to 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday – 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday – 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Gay City: Seattle’s LGBTQ Center offers confidential and anonymous HIV testing and STI screening. Testing includes Rapid HIV Testing (finger poke), HIV antibody testing, and screening for syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and Hep C.
For more details, contact us: or 206-860-6969 ext. 2.

HIV Testing/STI Screening

The Wellness Center provides free testing services to all during COVID-19. Before you make an appointment, please note the following:

  • We request a 21-day window period between your last possible exposure and the date of your appointment in order to maintain test accuracy.
  • Our testers cannot diagnose or treat any symptoms. Please see your primary physician or contact a queer-affirming physician for assistance.
  • Some STI testing completed through urine testing.
  • For STI testing beyond our scheduled appointments, individuals with STI symptoms or confirmed cases should contact the STD clinic at (206) 744-3590 or their health provider.


If you are concerned that you have been exposed to HIV in the last 72 hours, please visit any medical emergency room and request PEP (Post Exposure Prophylaxis).

Additional Testing Locations

In response to COVID-19, Gay City has postponed HIV/STI Testing & PrEP Navigation at its three additional locations in the Greater Seattle community. Currently, testing is only available by appointment at Gay City.

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Additional Health Services

Is PrEP Right For You?

One pill is all it takes to reduce your risk of HIV. Learn if you are eligible to receive PrEP and if any discounts are available to you. Our knowledgeable, friendly, and bilingual (Spanish/English) staff serve as a first point of contact for those seeking PrEP in Seattle.

At-Home HIV Testing

King County residents can get an HIV testing kit delivered to their home for free, get tailored assistance administering the self-test, and assistance with every step along the way. This is an easy way to get an HIV test without leaving your home!

Healthcare Navigation

Find the health insurance (private insurance or Medicaid) that works for you today. Some insurance plans are low-cost and no-cost. Schedule an in-person appointment with our healthcare navigators who are familiar with health needs of the LGBTQ community and can help you navigate insurance plans.

About the Health Advocacy Team

Sometimes you just need to put a face with a name and seek a tester who understands you. Our testers at Gay City are friendly, engaging, and compassionate. With a diverse testing team, we are sure you will connect with our team who can provide answers to a myriad of questions. Click below to meet our testing team.