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Mailing Address:

Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

Office Location:


Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

MAP

HOW ARE WE DOING?

Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact

Please do not send confidential information
via email.


704-336-4700

Key Initiatives

​Free HIV/STD Testing in Mecklenburg County

Mecklenburg County Public Health
Community Testing Sites

Walk-in, no appointment necessary. All services are free of charge.
If you are experiencing symptoms or you/partner has tested positive, treatment is needed.
Call 704-336-6500 to schedule a free provider visit.

 Mecklenburg County Health Department
Northwest Clinic A

2845 Beatties Ford Rd. Charlotte, NC 28216

Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri 8am–11am & 1pm–4pm

Wed 10am–1pm & 3pm–6pm

   Walk-In Testing Available   
Prevention lab-test with STI counselor

   Treatment Available   

If you have symptoms, known positive or exposure, call the Mecklenburg County Health Department appointment line at (704) 336-6500. The appointment line opens at 7:30 am daily. Calling as early as possible for an appointment will improve your chances of getting an appointment on the same day.

Mecklenburg County Health Department
Southeast Clinic A

249 Billingsley Rd. Charlotte, NC 28211

Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri 8am–11am & 1pm–4pm

Wed 10am–1pm & 3pm–6pm

   Walk-In Testing Available  

Prevention lab-test with STI counselor

   Treatment Available   

If you have symptoms, known positive or exposure, call the Mecklenburg County Health Department appointment line at (704) 336-6500. The appointment line opens at 7:30 am daily. Calling as early as possible for an appointment will improve your chances of getting an appointment on the same day.

Atrium Health – Northpark

251 Eastway Drive Charlotte, NC 28213
Tuesdays 6-8pm

   Walk-In Testing Available   
Prevention lab-test with STI counselor

   No treatment on site  
Call 704-336-6500 to schedule treatment

R.A.I.N.

601 E. 5th St. Suite 470 Charlotte, NC 28216
Wednesdays 5-7pm

   Walk-In Testing Available   
Prevention lab-test with STI counselor

   No treatment on site  
Call 704-336-6500 to schedule treatment

Lake Norman Community Health Clinic

14230 Hunters Road Huntersville, NC 28078
2nd Tuesday of the month 11-12:30pm

   Walk-In Testing Unavailable   
Prevention lab-test with STI counselor

Goodwill CCHC – West

5301 Wilkinson Blvd Charlotte, NC 28208

2nd/4th Friday of the month 1:30-3:30pm

   Walk-In Testing Unavailable   
Prevention lab-test with STI counselor

StarMed – Freemore

4001 Tuckaseegee Rd. Charlotte, NC 28208
1st Tuesday of the month 10-12pm

   Walk-In Testing Unavailable   
Prevention lab-test with STI counselor

StarMed – Eastland

5344 Central Ave Charlotte, NC 28212
3rd Tuesday of the month 10-12pm

   Walk-In Testing Unavailable   
Prevention lab-test with STI counselor

Walgreens

1500 3rd St. Charlotte, NC 28204

3rd Thursday of the month 10 – 12 PM

   Walk-In Testing Unavailable   
Prevention lab-test with STI counselor

Walk-in services are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Wait times may vary.


How it Works

  1. Walk-in to any of our testing locations during the times below. No appointment or ID required.
  2. Fill out the necessary paperwork.
  3. You will have a brief, confidential counseling session. This will help us determine what to test for, help you identify any risk factors and connect you to additional resources.
  4. A phlebotomist will collect specimens. This may include a small blood sample, urine, throat or rectal swabs.
  5. Results are available in five business days via a secure telephone messaging system or online.


Things to Consider:

 1. Has a partner tested positive or are you experiencing symtoms?

In this case, you will need to be seen by a provider at one of our free clinics for testing and potential treatment. An appointment is necessary, please call 704-336-6500 to schedule.

2. How long should I wait to get tested after a potential exposure?

Each STI test has a ‘window period’. This is the time between when a person comes in contact with an STI, and when the STI will show up on a test. If the test is taken too soon, there is a chance that a test result is not accurate. The window period varies from person to person and depends on the type of test

If you are concerned about specific exposure to an STD, call 704-432-8378

3. Testing does not prevent STD transmission alone

While knowing your status is an important step to help stop transmission, a complete prevention strategy should include proper and consistent condom or barrier use, PrEP, sterile injection equipment and communication. Testing should not be used to make decisions about behaviors that could put you at increased risk for HIV or other STDs.

To find out more about what else you can do to prevent HIV, call 704-432-8378 or visit www.cdc.gov/std/prevention/


Services

Free walk-in testing for:

All information is kept confidential. We will never contact or share your test results with anyone who is not you unless explicit permission is given. If we need to recollect specimens or treatment is needed, a telephone call will be made to the number provided.


Eligibility

  • No residential requirements
  • No ID required
  • No appointment needed for preventative testing


Cost

  • All testing services are free for all clients


Other Free Testing Options

The testing sites below are not managed by Mecklenburg County Public Health.
Please contact the agency prior to arrival to verify testing information.

​Agency Name
Address
Hours
Contact
​Testing
​Appointment
Amity Medical Group (Ballantyne Family Medicine)
6010 E. W. T. Harris Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28215

Mon – Fri
8 AM – 5 PM

704-208-4134 Opt 2
HIV
(same day results)

Appointment needed. Call to schedule.
C. W. Williams Community Health
3333 Wilkinson Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28208

​Mon/Tue 

8AM – 8PM
(telehealth only after 6pm)

Wed
8 AM – 6 PM
Fri
8 AM – 3 PM

Sat
8 AM – 1 PM

704-393-7720
ext. 1021 or ext. 1022

​HIV (blood)

Hep C (blood)


Appointment needed. Call to schedule.
The Powerhouse Project (Quality Comprehensive Health Center)
3627 Beatties Ford Rd
Charlotte, NC 28216

​Mon

9 AM – 5 PM

Wed
9 AM – 5 PM


980-999-5295
HIV
(same day results)

Appointment needed. Call to schedule.
RAO Community Health
321 West 11th St
Charlotte, NC 28202

​Mon – Wed

8 AM – 5 PM

Thur
4 PM – 7:30 PM

Fri
8 AM – 12 PM


704-237-8793
HIV
(same day results)
By appointment or
walk-in.
Call ahead

Dudley’s Place (Rosedale Health & Wellness)
103 Commerce Center Dr. Suite 103
Huntersville, NC 28078
Mon – Thur
9AM – 11AM, 2PM – 3:30PM
877-647-6363
HIV
(same day results)

By appointment or
walk-in.
Call ahead

Affinity Health Center
​500 Lakeshore Parkway

Rock Hill, SC 29730


​Mon – Thur

8:30 AM – 6 PM

Fri
8:30 AM – 4 PM


877-647-6363
HIV/STD
By appointment or
walk-in.
Call ahead


Additional STD testing sites can be found at Get Tested | National HIV, STD, and Hepatitis Testing (cdc.gov)


 


 

Questions about testing, STDs, HIV or PrEP?

VisitCommon Questions
or call 704-432-TEST (8378)
Monday – Friday 8AM - 5PM




Address

Mailing Address:

Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

Office Location:


Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

MAP

HOW ARE WE DOING?

Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact

Please do not send confidential information
via email.


704-336-4700

Key Initiatives