A high sierra environment, Washoe County benefits from a variety of flora including pine trees
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Sexual Health Program

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) are any disease spread through sexual contact (vaginal/anal/oral etc...) that cause infections of the genitals. STDs will not go away on their own, and you must see a healthcare professional for treatment! Individuals who are infected with STDs and do not seek treatment are at least three to five times more likely to acquire the STD Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). HIV may also be acquired through needle sharing or transmitted to a baby born to an HIV positive mother during the birth process or through breast milk.

HIV is a virus that reduces the bodies’ ability to fight off disease by attacking the immune system. Currently, there is no cure for HIV. However, if HIV is not treated promptly or consistently, it can eventually lead to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).

Get additional information on your risk for acquiring HIV/AIDS. Please see additional information in Clinical Services to see a healthcare professional.

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Clinical Services

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  • Screening/testing and counseling for STDs, including HIV if you are in a high risk category.
    • High-risk categories include:
      • Men who have sex with Men (MSM)
      • Injecting drug users (IDU)
      • Partners of MSM and/or IDU
      • Victims of sexual assault
      • People with a confirmed, concurrent STD
      • People who have an opportunistic infection
      • Partners of HIV+, MSM, and IDU
  • Hepatitis A and B vaccinations.
  • Diagnosis and treatment.
  • Education about how to prevent STDs and HIV.

The Sexual Health clinic does not offer Pap smears or Hepatitis C testing. Please visit the Family Planning Clinic for more information regarding Pap smears and birth control.

Are you in need of HIV Care? If you or someone that you know is HIV positive and not receiving HIV care, maybe we can help! All services are confidential. Call the HIV testing confidential hotline at 775-328-2671 or email us.

Clinic Hours

Please call 775-328-2470 to schedule an appointment or for more information regarding walk-in clinics.

Day of Week Clinic Hours Phone Hours
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesdays of the month 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Washoe County Complex
1001 East 9th Street; Building B (Map)
Reno, NV 89512 (near the intersection of I-80 and Wells)
RTC bus service #2/2s and #5 stop near the Senior Services building of the Washoe County complex. Walk to the west side of the complex (near Wells Ave.) to reach the Health District, in Building B.


  • We do bill some insurance plans
  • We accept Medicaid, but not NevadaCare or Hospital Health plans
  • We offer a sliding fee scale (fees are based on your household income)
  • Free testing opportunities available (call 775-328-6147 for more information)

Necessary Clinic Forms

In order to make your visit at the clinic as smooth as possible, please print and complete the forms below at home. Bring your completed HIPAA Acknowledgement form and Client Information Sheet to your appointment. Get more information on HIPAA regulations. Get the paperwork in Spanish.

Confidentiality Limitations

  • Statutory sexual seduction (N.R.S. 432B.220): This means that if you are 15 years or younger and are having sex with someone that is 18 years or older and you tell us, we must report it to law enforcement.
  • Lewdness (sex) with a child under the age of 14 (N.R.S. 201.230): This means that if you are under the age of 14 and having sex we will have to report this to Child Protective Services.
  • Child abuse and neglect (N.R.S. 432B.220): This means that if we have any cause to believe that there is abuse or neglect of a minor occurring, we must report it to law enforcement.
  • Some Sexually Transmitted Diseases (N.R.S. 441A; STDs): If you have a positive test for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis and/or HIV/AIDS, we are required by law to report the results to the Washoe County Health District. A nurse may contact you to provide information about your treatment and sexual contacts. This is to provide your contacts or partners with the opportunity for testing and treatment.

Community Services

  • Data on STD, HIV, AIDS, and risk behaviors
  • Referrals for individuals living with HIV
  • Assistance to community based organizations
  • Notifying partners and other contacts about possible infection

Northern Nevada Outreach Team (NNOT)

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NNOT strives for prevention and awareness of HIV in our community. This is made possible through education, prevention materials, skill building, harm and risk education, and opportunities for the community to test for HIV in non-traditional venues.

NNOT is a collaborative effort, which began in January 2000, when several organizations joined together to prevent HIV in Northern Nevada. NNOT sponsors special events related to HIV in our community.

For more information or to volunteer with NNOT, visit the NNOT website, call at 775-328-6147 or email us.

Northern Nevada HIV Prevention Planning Group (NNHPPG)

The NNHPPG is dedicated to promoting community participation and involvement in HIV prevention and care services and activities, reducing the duplication of services and improving the coordination of service implementation, and strengthening local and statewide partnerships in the fight against the spread of HIV in Northern Nevada.

The NNHPPG meets on the fourth Wednesday of every other month. All meetings are open to the public and the community is encouraged to attend and participate.

To apply for membership on the Council, please fill out the application form and submit it by mail to Washoe County Health District, CCHS - HIV Program, P. O. Box 11130, Reno, NV 89520 or contact us for how to submit by email.

The Northern Nevada HIV/AIDS Resource Directory is now available online.

Please contact us for comments regarding the site, to report any problems with links, or to request additional information.

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