Testing Services

Caracole’s prevention program provides FREE, anonymous or confidential HIV and Hepatitis C (HCV) testing for the community. We conduct testing in our Northside office and throughout Hamilton County along with education and prevention services to at-risk populations. We focus our community outreach on men who have sex with men (MSM), people who inject drugs (PWID), and commercial sex workers. Caracole’s testing program consists of:

  • Free, rapid (results in 20 minutes) anonymous HIV testing
  • Free, rapid (results in 20 minutes) confidential Hepatitis C (HCV) testing

Walk-ins welcome at our Northside Office located at 4138 Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45223! If you would prefer to have an appointment, please call 513-761-1480.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Open 9a 9a 9a 9a 9a
Close 5p 5p 8p 5p 5p

HIV Testing experience: HIV testing is conducted as either an oral swab, or as a finger stick blood test. If you have eaten, drank, chewed gum, or smoked within 15 minutes of sample collection a finger stick blood sample is required. Expect the process from arrival to departure to take 20 to 25 minutes.

HCV Testing experience: HCV testing is always as a finger stick. Expect the process from arrival to departure to take 20 to 25 minutes.