Walk-Ins And Call-Ins to (617) 533-2228 Are Welcome During THRIVE Clinics!
The THRIVE Clinic offers free, confidential, and inclusive services including:
- HIV rapid testing and counseling – results in 20 minutes or less
- Sexual health education
- Family planning education
- Menstruation education
- Safer sex and feminine hygiene supplies
- PrEP education 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.
THRIVE Clinic Schedule
We offer weekly and monthly clinics at our community health centers and pop-up locations in the community!
Weekly THRIVE Clinics
NEW! Starting September 22, the THRIVE clinic will be open every Wednesday, 9 am – 12 pm, at Daniel Driscoll – Neponset Health Center, 398 Neponset Avenue, Dorchester.
Monthly THRIVE Clinics
- Friday, September 17, 1p -4p, at Geiger Gibson Community Health Center, 250 Mt. Vernon Street, Dorchester
- Friday, September 24, 1p-4p, at Daniel Driscoll – Neponset Health Center, 398 Neponset Avenue, Dorchester
- Friday, October 15, 1p – 4p, at Geiger Gibson Community Health Center, 250 Mt. Vernon Street, Dorchester
- Friday, October 22, 1p-4p, at Daniel Driscoll – Neponset Health Center, 398 Neponset Avenue, Dorchester
- Friday, November 19, 1p-4p, at Geiger Gibson Community Health Center, 250 Mt. Vernon Street, Dorchester
- Friday, November 26, 1p-4p, at Daniel Driscoll – Neponset Health Center, 398 Neponset Avenue, Dorchester
- Friday, December 17, 1 p – 4p, at Geiger Gibson Community Health Center, 250 Mt. Vernon Street, Dorchester
For COVID-19 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! Please go to the front desk and tell them you are here for the THRIVE clinic. They will direct you to the location of the clinic. You do not need to check in or provide insurance.
- Saturday, October 2, 2021, 3 pm – 8 pm, at Boston Dyke Fest, Parkman Bandstand on the Boston Common
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 and we will try to help you with an HIV rapid test or connect you to care.
Frequently Asked Questions About Our Services
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.