Free STD Testing (Syphilis, Chlamydia, and Gonorrhea)

NOTE: All visitors to Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center must wear a mask. Please read our full vaccination policy here.

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Testing for syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia is offered every 1st and 3rd Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. in partnership with Allentown Health Bureau.

Additionally, HIV/Hepatitis C testing, COVID-19 testing, and healthcare enrollment with Pennie will be available at the same time.

Please find the next Get Tested Tuesday on our events page to RSVP.

Syphilis Testing

  • The CDC recommends that anyone who may have had sexual contact with someone who has syphilis gets tested immediately. Given that we are experiencing a “large-scale syphilis outbreak” in Allentown, we highly recommend that all sexually active people get tested. 
  • Testing is done via blood-draw, and results are typically available in 3-4 days.

Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Testing

  • Testing is recommended annually for people under 25 with a cervix & people assigned male at birth who have penetrative sex.
  • Testing for both STDs is done using a urine sample and are typically available in 3-4 days.

Expectations:

  • When you enter the center, you will be greeted by one of our staff and given an intake form where you can choose what testing services you would like for the day
  • When you select getting syphilis, chlamydia, or gonorrhea testing, you will be directed to the testing room or a space where you can wait while also social distancing.
  • When it's your turn, the tester will greet you. The testing process takes about 5-10 minutes.
  • Regardless of your results, you will receive follow-up contact from Allentown Health Bureau with your results and any additional resources you might need.