Visit the Health Stop Testing and Referral Center

Sexual health testing and referral services available four days a week at no cost.

Begin online Call (314) 657-1584


The City of St. Louis Department of Health facilitates accessible and confidential HIV and STI testing services at no cost through its Health Stop testing and referral center. Located on the first floor of the 1520 Market Street building, the testing center is convenient for those visiting the building for city services, including the Department of Health. 1520 Market is located on several MetroBus lines and near the Civic Center Transit Center with MetroLink service, aiding those needing testing services.


All visitors are encouraged to wear a mask when entering the 1520 Market building to visit the Health Stop. 

The Health Stop testing center is currently accepting appointments and walk-ins. (Walk-in visits are subject to availability.)


Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 p.m.- 4 p.m.

Health Stop is closed on Fridays and during lunch hours, 12-1 p.m.

Health Stop is closed on all city holidays.


To schedule an appointment and for more information, call (314) 657-1584 or visit

Enter the 1520 Market building through the main doors and pass through the security guard station. Turn left in the first hallway and walk to the end. The Health Stop testing and referral center is located on your left in room 1625.

Begin online Call (314) 657-1584


There is no cost for this service, and no ID is necessary to receive the service.

What to Expect

When you come to the Health Stop for HIV or STI testing, we review your sexual health history and ask general questions to look for symptoms. You don’t need to do extra preparation for these tests, but you can prepare for your exam by thinking back through the last several months and making a note about any symptoms you may have experienced, no matter how minor they seemed.

The Health Stop Testing and Referral Center offers:

  • HIV -performed by finger-prick or blood draw test
  • Hepatitis C -performed by finger-prick test
  • Gonorrhea and Chlamydia - performed by providing a urine sample, mouth swab, and/ or rectal swab.
  • Syphilis - performed through a blood sample or by finger-prick test
  • Self-HIV Test- designed to allow you to take the HIV test anonymously and in private with the collection of an oral fluid sample by swabbing your gums with the test device.  You can obtain your kit for free at the Health Stop. For more information on HIV self-testing or to order your kit by mail, visit

Results for Sexually transmitted infections will be available within 5-7 business days after testing or within 15 minutes for rapid tests performed.

If you need assistance performing or reading your test results, referrals, or linkage to care (positive results), please call the Health Stop at 314-657-1584. One of our representatives will assist you with your questions.

Additional Information

Additional testing and treatment information is available via our HIV/STI Testing & Treatment Sites brochure


Department of Health

(314) 612-5100

1520 Market, Room 4051
St. Louis, MO 63103

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Contact the Department of Health

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