Note: Testing at Out of the Closet Thrift Store and Seattle bathhouses is closed and our Wellness Center is operating at reduced hours due to recent public health advisories. 

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Wellness Center

Appointment Hours:

  • Tuesdays: 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Fridays: 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Gay City: Seattle’s LGBTQ Center offers confidential and anonymous HIV testing and STI screening six days per week. Testing includes Rapid HIV Testing (finger poke), HIV antibody testing, and screening for syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and Hep C.

For more details, please contact us at 206-860-6969 or

HIV Testing/STI Screening

The Wellness Center receives strong support from community donations as our grants support limited testing to individuals who identify as trans, two-spirit, gender nonconforming, nonbinary and men who have sex with men. 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 physician for assistance.
  • 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.

Access to PEP
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).

Walk-In Testing Locations

Walk-In Testing postponed in response to latest health advisories.

Gay City provides HIV/STI testing at four additional locations in the Seattle area.

Out of the Closet Thrift Stores
1016 E. Pike St.
Seattle, WA 98122

No Entry Fee

205 E. Meeker St.
Kent, WA 98032

No Entry Fee

Steamworks Baths

1520 Summit Ave.

Seattle, WA 98122

Steamworks Baths has an entry fee.

All locations provide Rapid HIV testing (finger poke). We also offer HIV antibody testing, and screening for syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and Hepatitis C for those that are eligible. For more details, contact us at 206-860-6969 or

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.

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 Testing 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.