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The THRIVE Clinic at Harbor Health

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Please call (617) 533-2228 if you need help with transportation to the THRIVE Clinic.

The THRIVE Clinic offers free, confidential, and inclusive services including:

  • HIV rapid testing and counseling – results in 20 minutes or less!
  • STI and sexual health information
  • Family planning counseling
  • Safer sex and menstruation supplies
  • PrEP navigation and referral

We can also connect you to care at Harbor Health or other community-based providers.

All are welcome! The THRIVE clinic is open to anyone in the community. 

No insurance is required. You do not need to be a Harbor Health patient to come to a THRIVE clinic.

The THRIVE clinic’s mission is to help everyone feel welcome, comfortable, safe, and supported in asking for HIV prevention and sexual and reproductive health information, services, and supplies. 

Walk-ins are welcome. You can also make an appointment using a first name/alias for an upcoming THRIVE clinic.

THRIVE Clinic Schedule

We offer a weekly clinic at Daniel Driscoll – Neponset Health Center and pop-up locations in the community!

Weekly THRIVE Clinic

Thursdays, 3 pm – 6 pm, Daniel Driscoll – Neponset Health Center, Second Floor, Dorchester

For health safety, we ask everyone to wear a mask when you come to the health center.

Walk-ins and call-ins to (617) 533-2228 are welcome. You can also make an appointment using a first name/alias for an upcoming THRIVE clinic!

Services are confidential! Look for THRIVE clinic signs when you arrive or ask at front desk for the THRIVE clinic. We are located upstairs on the second floor of the health center.  You do not need to check in or provide insurance.

Pop-Up Clinics and Community Events

May 21, 2023 – Radical Wellness Fair, 12 PM – 3 PM, The Meeting Point, 3464 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain, MA – Come by the table for Rapid HIV Testing, safer sex supplies, healthy giveaways!

June 4, 2023Quincy Pride Festival 2023, 12 PM – 5 PM, Kilroy Square, Quincy, MA  – Come by the Harbor Health table for safer sex supplies, THRIVE Clinic information, and healthy giveaways!

June 25, 2023 – Plymouth Pride Festival, 9 AM – 5 PM, Nelson Memorial Park, Plymouth, MA – Come by the Harbor Health table for safer sex supplies, THRIVE Clinic information, and healthy giveaways!

We welcome the opportunity to bring THRIVE clinic to community partners and events! Please call (617) 533- 2228 to talk with us!

Do you need immediate assistance with free, confidential services?

Please call (617) 533-2228 Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5 pm. We can help answer your questions and provide referrals to services based on your location.

HIV and STI Fast Facts

Visit our fast facts page for basic information about HIV and STIs.

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Services

What is an HIV rapid test?

We offer a finger stick test or an oral swab test. If you plan to do the oral swab test, please do not eat or drink anything at least 30 minutes before your appointment.

You will receive your results in 20 minutes or less.

Should I get an HIV test?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care. 

People at higher risk for HIV should get tested more often.

Am I at higher risk for HIV?

According to the CDC, you should get an HIV test as soon as possible if you were HIV-negative the last time you were tested, the test was more than one year ago, and can answer yes to any of the following questions:

  • Are you a man who has had sex with another man?
  • Have you had sex—anal or vaginal—with a partner who has HIV?
  • Have you had more than one sex partner since your last HIV test?
  • Have you injected drugs and shared needles, syringes, or other drug injection equipment (for example, cookers) with others?
  • Have you exchanged sex for drugs or money?
  • Have you been diagnosed with or treated for another sexually transmitted disease?
  • Have you been diagnosed with or treated for hepatitis or tuberculosis (TB)?
  • Have you had sex with someone who could answer yes to any of the above questions or someone whose sexual history you don’t know?

How often should I get tested?

The CDC also recommends people at higher risk get tested for HIV every 3-6 months.  Watch the video below to learn more about how often to check your HIV status.


Can you help me with PrEP?

Yes! We can help you learn more about PrEP and connect you with a PrEP Navigator. Our PrEP Navigators offer free services to connect you to care and help you apply for programs that help you pay for PrEP.

Learn more about PrEP Navigation

Can you help me with family planning options?

Yes! We can help you learn about different methods of birth control. We can help you with information so you can talk to your healthcare provider or connect you to care at Harbor.

We also offer free safer sex supplies at the THRIVE clinic to help protect you from sexually transmitted infections.

Questions About the THRIVE Clinic?

Have questions about Harbor Health’s THRIVE Clinic? Please call (617) 533-2228 to speak with a prevention specialist.