Neponset clinic is offering more hours for HIV testing

Harbor Health has expanded the hours for its THRIVE clinic at Daniel Driscoll - Neponset Health Center to every Wednesday morning from 9 a.m. to noon. THRIVE provides free, confidential HIV prevention and sexual and reproductive health services.

With these additional weekly hours, the clinic makes services, including HIV rapid testing and free feminine hygiene supplies, more available to those who need them the most.

 “Our goal for the THRIVE clinic has always been to provide an inclusive, affordable, and safe place for people to seek information on HIV risk and family planning options,” said Ashley Prettyman, manager of Prevention Services at Harbor Health. “With the pandemic putting up barriers to accessing these resources, we hope expanding hours will help decrease those barriers 

The clinic’s services are geared toward providing a free and easy way for all members of the community to get accurate and reliable sexual health information and connect to care. THRIVE offers assistance in Spanish and Vietnamese, and other languages through Harbor’s language line. 
 THRIVE will also host monthly afternoon clinics from 1 p.m. to 4 pm, on Fri., Oct. 15, at Geiger Gibson Community Health Center, 250 Mt. Vernon Street, Dorchester, and on Fri., Oct. 22, at Daniel Driscoll – Neponset, 398 Neponset Ave., Dorchester. 

 Walk-ins and call-ins to (617) 533-2228 are welcome during all THRIVE clinic open hours.  You can also reserve a spot using a first name or alias on the clinic’s webpage, HHSI.US/ThriveClinic.