Programs & Services

Dental Services

Meet our dentist Dr. Kevin Hall, Ruth Murray, hygienist Marvis Anthony, and dental assistant Justin Bertram.

We take dental insurance, offer Ryan White dental services, and have a sliding fee scale for self-pay patients.

Services Offered include:

  • Exams and cleanings
  • Implant restoration
  • Dentures
  • Crowns
  • Scalings
  • Root planing
  • X-rays
  • Custom night guards
  • Sleep apnea appliances
  • Referrals to specialists
  • Oral Cancer Testing

STD Clinic

We test for and treat a variety of common STIs (sexually transmitted diseases or infections). These include gonorrhea (the “clap”) and chlamydia in the throat or rectum – places that urine-only tests won’t detect it!

In addition to STI/HIV testing, we provide sexual wellness visits, including Pap tests, breast exams, and education.

Offered in Routine Sexual Health Visit / STD Visit:

  • HIV (Rapid)
  • HIV (Lab-Based 4th Generation: Antibody and P24 Antigen)
  • Chlamydia (3-site testing: Oral, Urine, and Rectal)
  • Gonorrhea (3-site testing: Oral, Urine, and Rectal)
  • Syphilis (VDRL and RPR by Lab Test)
  • Hepatitis B Infection (Antigen)
  • Hepatitis B immunity (Antibody)
  • Hepatitis C

If Symptoms or Otherwise Indicated:

  • Syphilis (Rapid Antibody Test)
  • Urine Testing (Urinalysis)
  • Urine culture
  • Mycoplasma genitalium (Mgen)
  • Active Herpes 1 and 2 infection / outbreaks (swab)
  • Herpes 1 and 2 antibody testing (latent infection)
  • Trichomonas (T. vaginalis)
  • Enhanced male and Female urethritis panels
  • Pre-PrEP screening testing including CBC, metabolic panels, creatinine clearance
  • HIV confirmatory testing (viral load, CD4 / CD8) – only offered to newly infected patients
  • Oral HPV
  • Rectal Pap and HPV Testing
  • Cervical Pap and HPV Testing
  • Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Yeast infection
  • Genital warts


Recommended donations for clinic services are as follows:

  • Standard STD Visit: $50 + Recommended Donation of $50
  • Vaccine Administration: $15
  • MPOX vaccine (Jynneos): $25
  • STD Treatment / Medication: $50

Not all tests shown above may be included in the standard STD visit.

Some lab fees may be covered by health insurance.

At this time, we do NOT accept health insurance. Our fee is $50 for STD services.


During especially busy times of year we may require all patients prepay. If you are unable to afford the fee, please let us know as we will work with you to ensure you are able to get the treatment or testing you need.

Cancellation Fee and Prepayment

If you miss an appointment, you will be required to pre-pay for all future visits, as well as the cost of your missed appointment, at our discretion.

Please make sure to cancel or change your appointment at least 48 hours before your scheduled appointment time unless you are sick and advised by an HGLHC clinic staff member to cancel (in which case there will be no cancellation/change fee).

What If I Test Positive?

If you test positive for HIV or an STI, a staff member from the Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective will call you to let you know. We will be able to provide treatment and/or referrals for care, and will help you access the services you need to stay healthy.

It’s also important to let your recent partners know if you’ve tested positive for an STI so they, too, can get tested and treated. Learn more about partner notification in Connecticut with this video:

Remember: if you miss an appointment you are taking away an appointment slot from someone else who may desperately need it. Help others and help our community – do not miss appointments without cancelling in advance!

Get PrEP

We can help you get PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) to prevent HIV!

There are currently three medications that have been approved in the US for PrEP: Truvada, Descovy, and Apretude.

If you do not have health insurance, or have high co-pays, there are a number of options to help you get and stay on the PrEP medication.

If you have had a very recent exposure to HIV (< 72 hours) you should call your primary care doctor, or go the Emergency Department or Urgent Care for PEP (also called nPEP) – medication that will prevent you from becoming infected. Time is of the essence in these situations.

FREE Condoms and Safer-Sex Supplies

PrEP and U=U (undetectable = untransmittable) reduce the risk of contracting HIV from unprotected sex, but STDs keep hitting records levels year after year.

“New” STDs like Mycoplasma genitalium (“Mgen”) are also being seen more often.

Condoms help protect against most STDs and HIV.

We also strongly recommend getting the Gardasil vaccine to prevent throat, penis, anus and cervical cancer.


MPowerment is a queer social and educational group. Meet new friends, learn about sexual health, and plan fun social activities.

We’ve been running MPowerment at HGLHC since 2008.

We generally meet every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 7pm. Email for more info.

Safety and Confidentiality

While Mpowerment isn’t a support group, we want to make sure everyone feels safe and comfortable.

Meetings are confidential, and we ask that you don’t come to an event or meeting with high, drunk, or have drugs, alcohol or weapons, and that you don’t record meetings or take pictures of anyone without their consent.

Upcoming Meetings and Events

HIV Testing

We offer both rapid (20-minute) and lab-based confidential HIV testing. If you need a copy of your test results, you can log in to your PatientFusion account 24/7 for a copy!

We encourage you to get tested for STIs (sexually transmitted infections or diseases) at the same time.


Looking for a LGBT-friendly doctor or other professional?

We maintain an extensive database of providers in the greater Hartford area.

Call us at 860-278-4163!


We educate one on one and in group settings about staying healthy, both at our facility and in the community.

We provide education to the broader community helping to dispel myths about LGBT people and people living with HIV/AIDS. These efforts contribute to the elimination of hate and discrimination.

Sample Topics include:

  • LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency 
  • Inclusive Sex Ed 101 
  • Accessing healthcare for LGBTQ+ Youth 

People Living with HIV and AIDS

The Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective offers services for people living with HIV/AIDS at our Hartford location and our Manchester locations.

Services include:

  • Connections to medical care, dental Services, and case management
  • food pantry
  • hot meals
  • support groups
  • Aid-A-Pet
  • Cookouts
  • ….and more!

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