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Testing and Counseling

Florida Department of Health in Alachua County


We provide both confidential and anonymous HIV testing.

  • In confidential testing your name and date of birth will appear on your test and information sheet.
  • In anonymous testing a barcode and your date of birth are used as identifiers. Your name is never recorded on any paperwork or test.


There is an optional $20.00 fee for anonymous HIV testing. You can pay some, none or all and still be tested.

Our Staff 

A trained and qualified staff with many years of experience will provide testing and counseling services to you. We are bilingual in English and Spanish.

How to Test 

  • You can make an appointment by calling 334-7960. We schedule times on Monday thru Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
  • We also accept walk-in appointments, however, scheduled clients will be seen first.
  • The testing procedure will include pre and post test counseling.
  • Results are only given in person.
  • Confidential Rapid Test (Clearview) will give results in approximately 15 minutes. (Only available Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm, not during extended hours.)
  • Anonymous blood test is sent to a state lab and results come back in 2 weeks from the original appointment date. At the time of your test you will be scheduled a return appointment date to pick up test results.

If a Test is Positive 

  • Your counselor will discuss options with you. He/she will help you get medical treatment and care by providing eligibility determination information.
  • Your counselor will inform you of eligibility determination services for HIV infected individuals, like Ryan White and ADAP (AIDS Drug Assistance Program) and a case manager will be assigned to you if you are eligible.

Other Services 

  • Free male/female condoms and lubrication.
  • Useful information about STD’s, safe sex, and HIV.
  • Educational pamphlets and material.