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Free HIV Testing Schedule and Locations

Phone: 410-887-AIDS (2437)
TTY users call via Maryland Relay


  • Don’t miss your opportunity to get a free, oral HIV test and the results in 20 minutes! Free tests are available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following Saturdays at the Baltimore County Department of Health, located at 6401 York Road in Baltimore, Maryland 21212:
    • October 8, 15, 22, and 29
    • November 5 and 19
    • December 3, 10 and 17
  • If you are HIV-negative, at risk or recently exposed to HIV, you may be able to protect yourself with one pill, once a day. Learn more about pre-exposure prophylaxis(PrEP) at or call 1-888-788-7737.

View the "Why Get Tested" video for more information about the importance of HIV testing. Knowledge is power and knowing your HIV status can help save your life and some else’s.

Why Should I Get Tested for HIV and Syphilis?

You should be tested for HIV when your behaviors put you at risk for infection. The following behaviors put a person at high risk for HIV infection:

  • Having unprotected sex (oral, vaginal or anal) which involves contact with blood, semen or vaginal fluids
  • Sharing needles and equipment to inject drugs, vitamins or steroids in which blood may be left in the needle or syringe
  • Coming in contact with another person’s blood who is HIV positive. Although rare, this could happen from a blood transfusion or organ transplant. All blood products are currently screened for HIV.
  • Passing from a mother to her baby during pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding

Free syphilis testing is available for clients who take a confidential HIV test. Syphilis testing requires a simple blood draw and results will be available two weeks after your visit. During your visit, you will be instructed on how to get your syphilis test results.

Refer to the testing schedule and locations below for the dates and times in which the syphilis testing is offered.

Types of Testing

Blood draws (needle) are used for testing for HIV and syphilis. OraQuick® Advance, a rapid HIV antibody test that detects the presence of HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibodies in oral fluid rather than in the blood is also used. OraQuick® Advance:

  • Does not require a needle stick or blood draw
  • Has been shown to be over 99 percent accurate
  • Provides results in 20 to 40 minutes

Testing Locations and Schedules

Baltimore Highlands – Lansdowne Health Center

3902 Annapolis Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21227
Phone: 410-887-1003

HIV Testing (ClearView)

  • First and third Thursdays of each month
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. to Noon
  • Results in 20 to 40 minutes

Drumcastle Government Center

6401 York Road, Third Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21212-2130
Phone: 410-887-BCHD (2243)

HIV Testing (Oral)

  • Every Monday and Wednesday of each month
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Results in 20 to 40 minutes

Eastern Family Resource Center

9100 Franklin Square Drive
Baltimore, Maryland 21237
Phone: 410-887-0400

HIV Testing (Oral)

  • Every Thursday of each month
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Results in 20 to 40 minutes

HIV and STI Testing (Blood Draw)

  • Every Thursday of each month, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Every fourth Thursday of each month, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Results in two weeks

Essex Health Center

201 Back River Neck Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21221
Phone: 410-887-0246

HIV Testing (Oral)

  • First and third Thursdays of each month
  • Time: 2 to 7 p.m.
  • Results in 20 to 40 minutes

Liberty Family Resource Center

3525 Resource Drive
Randallstown, Maryland 21133
Phone: 410-887-0600

HIV Testing (Oral)

  • Second and fourth Mondays of each month
  • Time: 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Results in 20 to 40 minutes

Towson Health Center

1046 Taylor Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21286
Phone: 410-887-2437

HIV Testing (Oral)

  • First and third Mondays of each month (walk-in clinic)
  • First and third Wednesdays of each month (appointment only clinic)
  • Time: Monday, 4 to 7 p.m. and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Call 410-887-2437 to schedule an appointment
  • People reserve their appointment slot by using a password, not their name

Woodlawn Health Center

1811 Woodlawn Drive
Woodlawn, Maryland 21207
Phone: 410-887-1332

HIV Testing (Oral)

  • Third Wednesday of each month
    Time: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Results in 20 to 40 minutes

HIV and STI Testing (Blood Draw)

  • Every Tuesday of each month
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Results in two weeks
  • Oral testing is also available during this clinic upon request


View a sexual health brochure for men (PDF).


Revised September 28, 2016        

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