Free Sexual Health Services

A variety of resources on- and off-campus offer free sexual health services to students.  Click on the links to learn more:

Free HIV/STI Testing

The Well, in collaboration with the Health Brigade and the Center for Cultural Experiences in Prevention, offers free HIV fingerstick testing to students a few times a year.  Results are back in 30 minutes, and a VCU ID is required.  Check back for updates on the next test date.

Health Brigade (1010 N. Thompson St) offers free HIV, gonorrhea, and chlamydia testing.  You do not have to be a Health Brigade clinic patient to request testing.  Appointments can be made by email or phone (804-358-6343 x 102).

The Minority Health Consortium (208 E. Clay St, Suite B, 804-225-0820) offers free HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia testing by appointment only.  Hours are Mon-Fri (10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) and Wed evenings (6 p.m.-10 p.m.).

Nationz Foundation (4794 Finlay St, Suite 1, Henrico, 804-716-7597) offers free HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia testing by appointment only.

The Richmond City Health District Clinical Services (400 E. Cary St, 804-482-5500) offers a variety of STI/HIV services:

  • The Tuesday Express Clinic offers free STI screening (gonorrhea, & chlamydia, HIV, & syphilis) from 5-6:30 p.m., first come first served.  This clinic is for patients who do not have symptoms.
  • STI clinic hours have temporarily changed due to COVID-19.  Click on the link above for the most current information.  A limited number of same-day appointments are available.
    • Most services will be billed on a sliding fee scale or through health insurance.  Services may be free depending on the patient's self-reported income level.
    • Free treatment is available to anyone who has tested positive (at any location) for gonorrhea, chlamydia, HIV, and/or syphilis.
    • Free testing and treatment is available to anyone who is a known contact to gonorrhea, chlamydia, HIV, and/or syphilis.

Walgreens offers free walk-in HIV testing at select Richmond area stores:

  • Carytown: 3520 Ellwood Ave, 804-342-8864
  • East Henrico: 4845 Laburnum Ave, 804-226-4581
  • Chesterfield: 10230 Iron Bridge Rd, 804-748-5010
  • Mechanicsville: 3715 Mechanicsville Turnpike, 804-329-1555
  • Hopewell: 3901 Oaklawn Blvd, 804-452-2542
  • Petersburg: 26108 Cox Rd, 804-863-4922
  • Click on the link above for a complete list of Walgreens HIV testing sites in Virginia and Washington, DC.

Free Condoms

  • VCU's RecWell offers free condoms to all enrolled students.  Visit their Condom Concierge online to order free condoms and other sexual health products.
  • Student Health offers free condoms to students with appointments.  The Student Health Pharmacy also sells a variety of condoms at low prices ($3 for 6 latex condoms & $5 for 6 non-latex condoms). 
  • The Richmond City Health District (400 East Cary Street) also offers free condoms during regular business hours (Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.). 
  • Go to to to find more free condoms near you. 

Free HPV Vaccines

Human papillomavirus or HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection. HPV infections can lead to genital warts or certain cancers, including cervical cancer.  

Plan First

Plan First provides free birth control options, STI testing, and other services to women and men who meet income limits and other criteria.

Every Woman's Life

Every Woman's Life is a public health program that offers free pap smears, breast exams, and mammograms to low-income patients 40-64 years of age.  This program also offers services to eligible patients ages 18-39 years who have abnormal pap smears or breast lumps.