HIV Testing North Central Florida

HIV Testing

Everyone’s Doing It: Stop AIDS Now. How? Get tested! Knowing your HIV status is the first step to preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS—and will guide you in decisions you make about your own health.

Everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 years old should be tested for HIV at least once as part of their routine healthcare, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. People who are at higher risk for HIV because of behaviors such as having sex without condoms, having sex with multiple partners, or injecting drugs using shared needles, should get tested at least once a year.

Test at home  If you want to limit your outings during the COVID-19 pandemic or just want to test in the privacy of your home, you can obtain a free at-home testing kit from HIP. Just call 352-415-0464 and we will deliver it to your door, free of charge. HIP uses the OraQuick In-Home HIV Test (retail value of $35-$45), the only HIV test approved by the FDA that people can use to test themselves at home or in a private location. The kit does not require sending a sample to a lab. It tests fluid from the mouth and delivers results in 20 to 40 minutes.

The tests are available to people in Alachua, Citrus, Columbia, Lake, Marion, Putnam and Sumter counties. HIP will deliver the kit, along with a gift and educational materials, at a time convenient to you. Best of all, you can call HIP with any questions you have about the test, prevention measures, what to do if you test positive and more!

Attend a testing site or event  HIP provides free testing at various sites and events throughout North Central Florida. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are limiting in-person events and testing. Below is a list of our up-to-date scheduled testing events.Check out HIP’s Facebook page for updates on events and when we will resume regular services.

Be safe! Use condoms and learn about other prevention strategies at   HIVCarePrograms.org.

HIV Testing Sites and Events



Pride Community Center of North Central Florida, 3131 NW 13th St., Gainesville, FL 32609 – Suite 62
3rd Thursday of every month
5pm – 7pm

Harbor Cove Apartments, 6815 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607
12/2/2020
2pm – 4pm

Columbia Housing Authority, 498 SW Juniper Way, Lake City, FL 32025
11/18/2020
11am – 3pm

GRACE Marketplace, 3055 NE 28th Dr., Gainesville, FL 32609
11/17/2020
8am – 12pm

Gainesville Housing Authority, 200 SE 26th St., Gainesville, FL 32641
11/16/2020
12pm – 4pm

COVID-19 and HIV Drive Thru Testing at FL Department of Health in Hamilton County, 209 Central Ave, Jasper, FL 32052
11/3/2020
9am – 11am

Cone Park Library Resource Center, 2801 E University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32641
Date TBA
12:30pm – 4pm

COVID-19 and HIV Drive Thru Testing at Southside Sports Complex, 1963 SW Bascom Norris Dr., Lake City, FL 32025
10/15/2020 and 10/22/2020
9am – 11am

Library Partnership, 912 NE 16th Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601
Friday, October 9th, 2020
9am – 12pm

Cone Park Library Resource Center, 2801 E University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32641
Friday, September 25th, 2020
1pm – 3pm

FreeDOM Clinic USA, 1056 SW 1st Ave., Ocala, FL 34471
Thursday, August 27th, 2020
9am – 2pm


Free HIV Testing: By Appointment


WellFlorida Council, 1785 NW 80th Blvd., Gainesville
Every weekday, by appointment only. Please call 352-415-0464.


Special Outreach Events


There are no special outreach events at this time. 

For more information, please Contact Us.

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WellFlorida Council, Inc., 1785 NW 80th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606

Ph: 352-415-0464  www.WellFlorida.org
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