Health Stop Testing and Referral Center

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


The City of St. Louis Department of Health makes it easy for people to receive no cost and confidential sexual health testing services 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 in need of testing services.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all visitors must wear a mask and undergo a temperature check prior to entering the 1520 Market building.

The Health Stop testing center is open four (4) days a week for testing and referral services.

  • Monday, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (last client taken at 5:20 p.m.)

Appointments are encouraged; however, walk-ins are accepted. To schedule an appointment and for more information, call 314.657.1584.


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


There is no cost for this service.

What to Expect

You will be asked to fill out a risk assessment to be tested for sexually transmitted infections. If you are requesting a Rapid HIV or Hepatitis C finger-prick test, expect results in approximately 15 minutes.

Other tests offered at the Health Stop include:

  • Gonorrhea and Chlamydia - performed by providing a urine sample, mouth swab, or rectal swab.
  • Syphilis - performed through a blood sample

Sexually transmitted disease/infection testing results will be available 5-7 business days

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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