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Testing Services


Caracole’s prevention program provides FREE, anonymous or confidential HIV testing at our Northside office location and out in the Greater Cincinnati tristate community.

PLEASE NOTE: As a precaution against the spread of COVID-19, we are only conducting HIV testing at our Northside office.

Northside Office Testing

If you are in need of an HIV test, please reach out to our team at or call/text 513.334.4617 so we can help you with access.

Our testing program consists of:

  • FREE, rapid anonymous HIV testing, either walk-in or by appointment
  • How to access HIV testing: visit to order FREE home HIV test kits
Rapid HCV testing is temporarily unavailable at Caracole at this time. We are working hard with our partners and manufacturer to regain access to this test technology. We hope to bring back rapid HCV testing in the coming weeks and once we do we will notify the community. 

Walk-ins welcome at our Northside office:

4138 Hamilton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45223 
Please note COVID-19 hours:

OPEN    10 AM  10 AM 
10 AM 
10 AM 
10 AM 
CLOSE    4 PM  4 PM 
4 PM 
4 PM 
4 PM 

Testing experience:

During COVID-19, we practice physical distancing and take every precaution to ensure a safe experience.

Please wear a mask or face covering when entering our building. (Masks are available if you don't have one.)

Hand sanitizer is provided for your use prior to testing.

HIV testing is conducted as an oral swab. Expect the process from arrival to departure to take 20 to 25 minutes.


Testing in the Community

PLEASE NOTE: As a precaution against the spread of COVID-19 (corona) virus, we are suspending our mobile testing in the community.

Please check back here or contact us to learn when our mobile testing will resume.

Our mobile testing van travels throughout the Greater Cincinnati tristate area providing easy community access to FREE HIV testing.

If you have questions regarding community testing, to find where we will be located, or to inquire about bringing our van to your event/location, please contact the HIV prevention team at or call/text 513.334.4617.

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Reach out to learn more: 

Call/text 513.334.4617 or email

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Ta'von Hall
Community/Prep Health Navigator, Team Lead

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Zoey Peach
Health Educator

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Jessica Lauber
Health Educator

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       Cincinnati, OH 45223

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