Harbor Health’s prevention services team provides health education programs for schools and community partners, community health outreach, and rapid HIV and Hepatitis C testing and counseling.
The mission of the prevention services team is to increase access to information and resources that support the health and well-being of everyone in the communities we serve. Our programs target public health issues where prevention plays a critical role in stopping the spread of life-threatening diseases and removing the barriers to good health.
Health Education Programs
Harbor Health’s prevention services team works with community partners to deliver health education programs to audiences ages 12-24. Partners include public schools, after-school programs, colleges and universities, teams, and more. Health education topics include:
- Comprehensive sexual health
- Substance abuse prevention
- Violence prevention
- Life skills
Community Health Outreach
Harbor’s prevention services teams also works with community partners to provide health education and HIV and Hepatitis C rapid testing services to program participants at increased risk for HIV and Hepatitis C.
Free Walk-In HIV & Hepatitis C Rapid Testing Clinics
Get fast, free, and confidential HIV and Hepatitis C testing during Harbor Health’s free walk-in HIV & Hepatitis C clinics. The clinics are held monthly at our Dorchester, Massachusetts health centers.
The test is just a finger stick – no blood draws or waiting for lab results. You get results in 20 minutes or less. No check in or insurance is required. The test is confidential and you do not need to be a patient of Harbor Health to get tested.
Testing is done by trained health educators on the prevention services team. We’re caring, supportive, and judgement free! We want to help answer your questions and can also connect you to care if needed. Free condoms and other safer sex supplies are also offered during the clinics.
Free Walk-in HIV & Hepatitis C Rapid Testing Clinic – Location and Schedule
- Geiger Gibson Community Health Center
- Walk-in clinic: Fourth Thursday of every month, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, 2nd floor (updated 5/28/2019)
- Daniel Driscoll – Neponset Health Center
- Walk-in clinic: Second Wednesday of every month, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm, 2nd floor, Behavioral Health offices (updated 5/28/2019)
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