“As part our ongoing commitment to public health, we are implementing a series of measures to remove barriers to testing, promote awareness, and ultimately contribute to the well-being of our community,” said Director of Primary Healthcare Services Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez.

“In light of the importance of early detection and prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), the public health department recognises the need for increased accessibility to screening services. With this initiative, we aim to empower individuals to take control of their sexual health and reduce the spread of these infections,” he added.

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the Public Health Department provided free HIV/STI testing to the public every week. However, due to the pandemic, the service was reduced to once per month at the Red Cross building.

Effective March 4, 2024, these tests will be available at the below times and locations. No appointments are required.

George Town - Red Cross (Huldah Ave):

  • 3rd Tuesday each month
  • Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Bodden Town Health Centre:

  • 1st Monday each month
  • Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

North Side Health Centre:

  • 2nd Wednesday each month
  • Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

East End Health Centre:

  • 4th Wednesday each month
  • Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

West Bay Health Centre:

  • 1st & 3rd Friday each month
  • Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Persons in the Sister Islands may contact 244-7643 or 926-2436 for testing.

For inquiries about HIV/STI , please contact Mitchell Campbell the STI & HIV Programme Coordinator, at mitchell.campbell@hsa.ky or call 244-2587/938-4703.