This service is only available to people who live in Stoke-on-Trent.

If you live in North Staffordshire, you may be able to order a test for HIV, syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhoea via SH:24.

Throughout the year, we offer a free HIV testing drop-in service in Hanley, with results available in 20 minutes.

The next drop-ins are:

  • 18th December, 6-8pm
  • 19th December, 6-8pm


Hanley Health Centre
Upper Huntbach Street

Please only attend Hanley Health Centre during the drop-in times listed above. If you visit outside these hours we will not be able to see you.

If you'd like a HIV test sooner, please visit Cobridge Community Health Centre

Hanley Health Centre

Why should I get a test?

  • Not everyone gets symptoms so you might have HIV and not know

  • People who start treatment early can expect to live a long, healthy life 

  • People who are on effective treatment can't pass on the virus

  • It's free, quick and confidential


What does the test involve?

The test is a quick fingerprick test and will give you your results in 20 minutes. See our video below for a quick demonstration of what to expect when you come for a HIV fingerprick test.

Sexual Health Contact Details

For further information on our HIV testing services, please contact us



We will not tell anyone, including partners, parents, teachers, friends, family or doctors that you came to see us unless you ask us to. Anything you say to us will be treated with respect. There are times when confidentiality may need to be broken so that we can protect you under the law. However, we will ALWAYS try and discuss this with you first. For example, if you tell us, or we think you are at risk of danger or harm to yourself and/or others, we will contact the relevant agencies.

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