Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Clinic
BMC’s Public Health Clinic, also known as the Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Clinic, provides counseling, screening and treatment of STDs. Our diverse, low-cost services are provided confidentially by STD specialists.
Patients are seen on a walk-in basis only – first come, first serve. No appointment or referral is necessary.
STD Clinic Services
Please note that we have recently made some important changes to the policies and procedures in the Public Health/STD Clinic at Boston Medical Center. Due to Massachusetts Department of Public Health budget cuts, we are no longer able to provide free STD services. Please see the section below regarding insurance and payment options.
If you are not experiencing symptoms, free walk-in testing is available at Project TRUST. Project TRUST services are conveniently located at 721 Massachusetts Avenue, next to the bus stop.
For women, a full genital exam, including a pelvic speculum exam, may be performed in order to test for:
For men, a full genital exam and urine test/swab may be performed in order to test for:
Additional services for women and men include:
All test results, except for HIV, are available by phone. The following test results are available at the time of your clinic visit:
Although there are a limited number of walk-in slots available, you are encouraged to schedule an appointment ahead of time in order to ensure that you are seen in the clinic. You may call the front desk to schedule this appointment.
Front Desk: 617.414.4290, select 3
STD Clinic Location
Boston Medical Center
Monday: 8:00 am - 11:00 am; 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The clinic is closed on weekends and major holidays.
The Public Health/STD Clinic is located in the Center for Infectious Diseases on the Ground Floor of the Dowling Building. There is no direct access to the Dowling Building from the street. Please enter through the Yawkey Ambulatory Care Center (Yawkey ACC) or the Menino Emergency Room.
From Yawkey ACC Building (850 Harrison Avenue)
Follow the arrows on the wall and ceiling to the Dowling Building. Pass Urgent Care on the right; down the ramp toward the elevators. The clinic will be on your right, before the elevators. Enter through the door that reads Center for Infectious Diseases, where you will register to be seen.
From Menino Emergency Room (Albany Street)
Follow the arrows on the wall and ceiling to the Dowling Building. Pass the sliding doors, turn immediately to the left, past the door, down the stairs, and turn right. Pass the elevators to your left, and enter through the door that reads Center for Infectious Diseases, where you will register to be seen.
To register to be seen at the clinic, patients are required to provide:
Patients will register at the front desk of the STD Clinic. This information is confidential. There is no anonymous testing provided in our clinic.
As a result of recent state budget cuts, we are no longer able to provide STD services free of charge. If you do not have health insurance or do not want to use your health insurance, we are willing to help you pay for your initial basic screening visit by offering a discounted rate. If you have questions regarding your payment options, please call 617.414.4290.
Helpful Forms (PDF Downloads)
If you do not have health insurance, BMC Patient Financial Services is available to assist you. You may call 617.414.5155 to schedule an appointment or speak to a staff member. You may also walk-in to any of the office locations.
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