HIV / STI Screening and Treatment

Legacy makes it easy with FREE, walk-in HIV testing

HIV is still on the rise in the south and one out of every 200 Houstonians is living with HIV. Prevention and treatment can help end the spread of HIV, and it starts with knowing your HIV status. Testing is the only way to know if you have HIV.

Legacy offers FREE, FAST and CONFIDENTIAL HIV testing at convenient locations across Greater Houston and Beaumont, many with walk-in options. And no matter what your test results are, Legacy is here to help you protect your health with affordable prevention and treatment options.

PrEP for HIV Prevention – Available Same-Day!

Pre-exposure prophylaxis, known as PrEP, is a once-daily pill that significantly reduces your risk of acquiring HIV. Legacy offers same-day PrEP appointments to help provide the protection you need in one convenient visit!

Simply walk into one of our clinics offering Same-Day PrEP, no appointment needed. You’ll meet with one of our expert health care providers who can help you decide if PrEP is right for you and quickly get started. The visit will also include lab testing. PrEP is available at low or no cost to most individuals. Our eligibility specialists are available to assess your financial situation and find assistance programs available to you. PrEP can be available the same day or next depending upon the location and timing of the visit.

Once you’ve started PrEP, you’ll be referred to our Pharmacy PrEP program which makes it easy to continue PrEP by coordinating lab testing, refills and follow-up visits in one convenient appointment with a Pharmacist.

Stop by one of the clinics listed below Monday through Saturday, call (713) 814 3300 to learn more, or click here to request a callback.

PEP to Prevent HIV Infection after Potential Exposure

PEP, or post-exposure prophylaxis, is a medical intervention designed to prevent HIV infection after exposure to the virus. Prophylaxis for HIV is only available with a prescription.

PEP is strongly recommended for anyone who has had unprotected receptive vaginal or anal intercourse or who has shared an IV needle with an HIV-infected partner or with a partner whose HIV status is unknown. PEP is rarely recommended for the insertive (“top”) partner or for oral sex. PEP is usually taken twice a day for 28 days, and includes laboratory tests and follow-up visits at 2 weeks, 4-6 weeks, 12 weeks, and 24 weeks post-exposure. The use of condoms is recommended until the final follow-up visit (six months post-exposure). PEP is not guaranteed to work and you could put your partner(s) at risk of contracting HIV. PEP is not a substitute for safer sex.

For more information on PEP, call (713) 814 3300

HIV Treatment

Legacy’s trusted health care professionals are here to help patients living with HIV start and stay on treatment—and live longer and healthier lives. Our team includes physicians, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, social workers, prevention counselors and patient educators, each of whom is an expert in their specialty. Our comprehensive services include primary health care, case management, educational workshops, eye care, financial assistance, medication adherence counseling and wellness services.

Treatment also lowers the amount of virus in an individual’s system which helps prevent the spread of HIV to others.

Testing Times & Locations

Testing for non-clinic locations are on hold in response to COVID-19 concerns. If you cannot come to one of our clinics during regular testing times, please call (713) 814 3730 for assistance.

For close to 40 years, Legacy has led the fight against HIV. Our integrated approach to care has helped give our patients the opportunity to live healthier, more productive lives—and help end the spread of HIV.

Legacy first opened its doors to the LGBTQ+ community in 1978 as the Montrose Clinic, with the commitment to provide health care services to Houstonians living with HIV when nobody else would. Since then, Legacy has become a trusted provider of comprehensive HIV/AIDS primary health care services—and a nationally recognized leader in HIV/AIDS testing, prevention, and treatment.

Everyone has an HIV status. Know yours.

Weekdays:
Legacy Montrose
Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Services: Syphilis, and Hep C testing, STI Testing & Treatment (as appointments are available), Same-Day PrEP, PEP, HIV Treatment & Ryan White Services, Free Walk-in HIV Testing

 

Wellness Bar by Legacy
Monday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wednesday – Friday: 9:00 – 6:00 pm

Services: Syphilis, and Hep C testing, STI Testing & Treatment (by appointments only), Same-Day PrEP, PEP, Free Walk-in HIV Testing

 

Legacy Deer Park
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Services: Same-Day PrEP, Free Walk-in HIV Testing

Legacy Lyons (Fifth Ward)
Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Services: Syphilis Testing, Same-Day PrEP, Free Walk-in HIV Testing

 

Legacy Mapleridge (Southwest Houston)
Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Services: Same-Day PrEP

 

Legacy Northline (North Houston)

Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Services: Same-Day PrEP, Free Walk-in HIV Testing

 

Legacy Santa Clara (East End Houston)
Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Services: Same-Day PrEP, Free Walk-in HIV Testing

 

Legacy San Jacinto (Baytown)
Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Services: Same-Day PrEP

 

Legacy Southwest
Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Services: Same-Day PrEP, Free Walk-in HIV Testing

 

Legacy Central Beaumont
Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Services: Syphilis Testing, Same-Day PrEP, PEP, HIV Treatment & Ryan White Services, Free Walk-in HIV Testing

Saturdays:
Legacy Montrose
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Services: Syphilis, and Hep C testing, STI Testing & Treatment (as appointments are available), Same-Day PrEP, PEP, Free Walk-in HIV

Legacy Southwest
8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Services: Free Walk-in HIV Testing

No Testing Available on Sundays