6.23.2009

Don't Forget Kiddos!!!

June 27th is National HIV/STD Testing Day! We here at Starrphuk will be getting tested as we know there is nothing sexier than KNOWING you are negative.

New York City Hospitals Offering Free Rapid, HIV Tests or....

Free and Confidential Clinics

· Bronx

· Queens

Although we understand that most individuals may want to be examined and if necessary treated by their primary care provider, the Health Department does provide free and confidential STD clinics to the public. Clinic locations, phone numbers, and hours of operation, as well as what you can expect during a visit to one of our clinics, follows.

NOTE: Minors do NOT need parental consent for examination and treatment. For additional information, call 311. These clinics are located in all five boroughs, with some having Saturday hours.

IMPORTANT!!!!!!! EAT before your clinic visit. It is not necessary to fast before testing.

What You Can Expect During a Visit to an STD Clinic

Upon arriving at the Clinic, you will be asked to fill out a form with information about yourself and your reasons for coming to the clinic. Your medical records are confidential, meaning no one has access to them except authorized Health Department personnel. On this form, a number will be written. To ensure your confidentiality, you will be called by that number throughout your clinic visit. During registration, you will be called and seen by a clinicians. Our medical staff is made up of doctors who have been practicing the specialty of diagnosing and treating STDs for some time. Please be accurate and detailed when providing information, so that we can provide you with the best medical and counseling services, when discussing your medical history with the clinician.

During the medical exam, a clinician will take specimens, some of which will be tested at our on-site lab. A microbiologist will perform the lab tests and share the results with your doctor. If indicated by those results, you will receive medication before you depart the clinic. Some specimens though may be sent to an outside lab for testing. The clinic staff will let you know how and when to get those results so you can come in for additional treatment and follow-up if required.

HIV Counseling and Rapid HIV Testing is also offered at the clinic. You have the option to test confidentially or anonymously. The results of confidential testing are given to the patient in writing which would be necessary for follow-up medical care. Anonymous testing results are not linked to a person's name but a patient does have the option of converting his or her results to a confidential status if desired. To further understand the benefits of each, speak with one of our staff or call the DOHMH Call Center (1-800-825-5448).

Viral hepatitis services are offered at several clinics*. Hepatitis C screening is available for patients at risk of infection. There is no vaccine for hepatitis C. Vaccine for Hepatitis B is available to ALL patients who have not been vaccinated or infected in the past. Vaccine for hepatitis A is available to patients at high risk of infection. Hepatitis A vaccine will NOT be provided for travel purposes.

For additional information please call 311.

FOR TEST RESULTS WITHIN NYC PLEASE CALL 212-720-7128

IF CALLING OUTSIDE NYC PLEASE CALL 1-877-364-8191

*****PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO MANDATORY STAFF TRAINING ALL STD CLINICS WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC ON FRIDAY JUNE 5, 2009*****

*****PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO MANDATORY DOCTOR TRAINING NO MD SERVICES WILL BE PROVIDED AFTER 11AM ON JUNE 10, 2009. AFTER 11AM ON JUNE 10, 2009 ALL STD CLINICS WILL OFFER STD SCREENING VISITS AND HIV COUNSELING/ RAPID TESTING ONLY*****

IMPORTANT!!!!!!! EAT before your clinic visit. It is not necessary to fast before testing.

2009 Saturday Closing’s

SATURDAY

JANUARY 17, 2009

SATURDAY

FEBRUARY 14, 2009

SATURDAY

MAY 23, 2009

SATURDAY

JULY 4, 2009

SATURDAY

SEPTEMBER 5, 2009

SATURDAY

OCTOBER 10, 2009

SATURDAY

NOVEMBER 14, 2009

SATURDAY

NOVEMBER 28, 2009

SATURDAY

DECEMBER 26, 2009

SATURDAY

JANUARY 2, 2010

2009 Holiday Closing’s

Memorial Day

May 25, 2009

Independence Day

July 4, 2009

Labor Day

September 7,2009

Columbus Day

October 12, 2009

Election Day

November 3,2009

Veterans Day

November 11, 2009

Thanksgiving Day

November 26, 2009

Christmas Day

December 25, 2009

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Manhattan

Central Harlem
2238 Fifth Avenue (
137th Street)
New York, NY 10037
Travel Information: #2 train to
135th Street
Map

Monday thru Friday, 8:30am - 4:00pm
Saturday,
8:30am12:00pm

Services Available:
STD Services, Emergency Contraception, Hepatitis B vaccine, Hepatitis A vaccine for high risk patients, Hepatitis C screening for high risk patients, HIV Counseling and Rapid Testing

INTAKE CLOSES AT 12:00PM EVERY THIRD FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH FOR MANDATORY STAFF MEETING

East Harlem (WILL CLOSE ON MAY 1, 2009) Call 311 for additional information!!!!!!!
158 East 115th Street (off
Lexington Avenue)
New York, NY 10029
Travel Information: #6 train to
116th Street
Map

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8:30am-4:00pm

STD Services Include:
Emergency Contraception, Hepatitis B vaccine, Hepatitis A vaccine for high risk patients, and HIV Counseling and Rapid Testing

Monday and Friday, 8:30am-4:00pm

STD Services Include:
HIV Counseling and Rapid Testing Only
"No Doctor Services"

INTAKE CLOSES AT 12:00PM EVERY THIRD FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH FOR MANDATORY STAFF MEETING

Chelsea
303 Ninth Avenue (28th Street)
New York, NY 10001
Travel Information: C or E trains to 23rd Street or #1 to 28th Street
Map

Monday thru Friday,8:30am-4:00pm
Saturday,
8:30am-12:00pm

Services Available:
STD Services, Emergency Contraception, Hepatitis B Vaccine, Hepatitis A vaccine for high risk patients, Hepatitis C screening for high risk patients, HIV Counseling and Rapid Testing

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 5pm-7pm

Services Available:
HIV Counseling and Rapid Testing Only

INTAKE CLOSES AT 12:00PM EVERY FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH FOR MANDATORY STAFF MEETING

Riverside
160 West 100th Street (between Columbus/Amsterdam)
New York, NY 10025
Travel Information: #1, B, C, to
96th Street
Map

Monday thru Friday — 8:30am to 4:00pm

Services Available:
STD Services, Emergency Contraception, Hepatitis B vaccine, Hepatitis A vaccine for high risk patients, Hepatitis C screening for high risk patients, HIV Counseling and Rapid Testing

INTAKE CLOSES AT 12:00PM EVERY THIRD WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH FOR MANDATORY STAFF MEETING

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Staten Island

Richmond
51
Stuyvesant Place (Wall Street)
Staten Island, NY 10301
Map

Thursday, 8:30am to 4:00pm

STD Services Include:
STD Services Emergency Contraception, Hepatitis B vaccine, Hepatitis A vaccine for high risk patients, HIV Counseling and Rapid testing

Walk-in services for HIV counseling and testing will be available on MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, and FRIDAY BY THE TUBERCOLOSIS (TB) clinic LOCATED ON THE 4th FLOOR.

INTAKE CLOSES AT 11:00AM EVERY LAST FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH FOR MANDATORY STAFF MEETING

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Bronx

Morrisania
1309 Fulton Ave (E 169th St. off 3rd)
Bronx, NY 10456
Travel Information: 2 or 5 trains to 149th and 3rd and #15 or #55 bus to 169th and 3rd
Map

Monday thru Friday — 8:30am to 4:00pm
Saturday,
8:30am12:00pm

Services Available:
STD Services, Emergency Contraception, Hepatitis B Vaccine, Hepatitis A vaccine for high risk patients, Hepatitis C screening for high risk patients, HIV Counseling and Rapid Testing

INTAKE CLOSES AT 12:00PM EVERY SECOND FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH FOR MANDATORY STAFF MEETING
~For more information about HIV testing sites that are not Health Department Clinics in the
Bronx, please see Bronx-Wide HIV Testing Initiative.

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Brooklyn

Bushwick Clinic (Last Date of Service is March 31, 2009 Clinic is Moving Services To Crown Heights as of April 9, 2009!!) Call 311 for additional information.

Travel From Bushwick Clinic to Crown Heights Clinic:

By Bus: Take the B52 Bus to Gates Ave. and Malcolm X Blvd. Take the B46 Bus to Park Place and Utica Ave. Walk one block to Prospect Pl. and two blocks over to Troy Ave.

By Subway: Take the J train from Gates Ave. Station transfer to the A train get off at Utica Ave. Stop. Walk south on Fulton turn left on Schenectady Ave. and turn right on Prospect Pl.
335 Central Avenue (between Linden St and Grove St)
Brooklyn, NY 11221
Map

Monday thru Friday – 8:30am to 4:00pm

Services Available:
STD Services, Emergency Contraception, Hepatitis B vaccine, Hepatitis A vaccine for high risk patients, Hepatitis C screening for high risk patients, HIV Counseling and Rapid Testing

INTAKE CLOSES AT 12:00PM EVERY LAST WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH FOR MANDATORY STAFF MEETING
Travel Direction to Bushwick Clinic
By Bus: The # 46, at
Utica Ave. bus, to Gates Avenue. Change for the # 52 at Gates and travel East to Central Ave. Walk on Central Ave., against the traffic, until you reach 335 Central Ave.

By Bus: The # 44 Nostrand Ave bus to Gates. Take the Gates Ave.# 52 bus to Central Ave.

Crown Heights
1218 Prospect Place (at
Troy Avenue) 2nd Flr.
Brooklyn, NY 11213

Travel Information: By Bus take the B65 heading to Ocean Hill-Brownsville Get off at Dean St and Troy Ave. From downtown Bklyn take the B51 at Smith St. then transfer at the B65

By train station to 1218 PROSPECT PL at Troy take the 4 train Get off at Utica Avenue walk 10 minutes or take the bus.

Monday thru Friday — 8:30am to 4:00pm

Services Available:
STD Services, Emergency Contraception, Hepatitis B vaccine, Hepatitis A vaccine for high risk patients, HIV Counseling and Rapid Testing

INTAKE CLOSES AT 12:00PM EVERY LAST WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH FOR MANDATORY STAFF MEETING

Fort Greene
295 Flatbush Ave. Extension
(
located at the corner of Willoughby St. - Near the Fulton Mall and Long Island University)
2nd Flr.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Travel Information:
#2, #3, #5 trains to Nevins Avenue
N, R, D trains to Dekalb Avenue
Map **Note: Select Map of 295 Flatbush Avenue EXTENSION

Monday thru Friday — 8:30am to 4:00pm
Saturday —
8:30am to 12:00pm

Services Available:
STD Services, Emergency Contraception, Hepatitis B vaccine, Hepatitis A vaccine for high risk patients, HIV Counseling and Rapid Testing

Tuesday and Thursday: 5pm-7pm

Services Available:
HIV Counseling and Rapid Testing Only

INTAKE CLOSES AT 12:00PM EVERY LAST FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH FOR MANDATORY STAFF MEETING

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Queens

Corona
34-33 Junction Blvd. (Roosevelt/Northern)
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Travel Information: #7 train to
Junction Blvd.; #72 bus to 35th Avenue
Map

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8:30am to 4:00pm

STD Services Include:
HIV Counseling and Rapid Testing only
"No Doctor Services"

Tuesday and Friday, 8:30am-4:00pm

Services Available:
STD Services Emergency Contraception, Hepatitis B vaccine, Hepatitis A vaccine for high risk patients, HIV Counseling and Rapid Testing

INTAKE CLOSES AT 12:00PM EVERY LAST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH FOR MANDATORY STAFF MEETING

Jamaica
90-37 Parsons Blvd. 1st Flr. (off Jamaica Ave.)
Jamaica, NY 11432
Travel Information: E, Z, J train to
Parsons Blvd.
Map

Monday thru Friday — 8:30am to 4:00pm
Saturday ,
8:30am to 12:00pm

Services Available:
STD Services, Emergency Contraception, Hepatitis B vaccine, Hepatitis A vaccine for high risk patients, Hepatitis C screening for high risk patients, HIV Counseling and Rapid Testing

INTAKE CLOSES AT 12:00PM EVERY LAST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH FOR MANDATORY STAFF MEETING

Wednesday: 5pm-7pm
Services Available:
HIV Counseling and Rapid Testing Only

Rockaway
(
Operated by Joseph P. Addabbo Health Center)
67-19 Rockaway Beach Blvd. (Addabbo Health Center)
Queens, NY 11692
Travel Information: A train to Beach 67th.
Map

Monday thru Friday — 9:00am to 5:00pm

Services Available:
STD Services and Confidential HIV Counseling and Rapid Testing
Please note:
Addabbo Health Center is not a DOHMH site, and may charge for Emergency Contraception.

For more information on AIDS/HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Call 311.

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Phew! LOL Well I hope this helps you guys make the right decisions in getting tested, simply because we in the "lifestyle" know that being safe makes it that much hotter!

Have a great day the Starrphuk way;)!
Rinna