Department of Recreation and Wellness

Sexual Health - Get Tested Now for HIV

Schedule a Free Appointment or Walk-In

This testing service, offered on the BGSU campus, is completely free and confidential. Call the Wellness Connection at 419.372.9355 to schedule an appointment for a Rapid HIV Test. Walk-ins are always welcome. LGBT friendly and affirming. 

A real name is not needed when making the appointment. Free and confidential testing services are also available at other External Testing Sites throughout Northwest Ohio.

Spring 2014 Testing Schedule

  • Third Wednesday of each month; 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM, at the Perry Field House
  • REMEMBER to bring a photo ID to the appointment

What To Expect

Upon arriving at the Perry Field House:

  • If you are a current BGSU student have your ID card swiped at the Welcome Desk as you would normally to enter the Perry Field House.  If you are not a BGSU student, tell the person at the Welcome Desk that you have an appointment with the Wellness Connection.
  • Someone can assist you from there.

Once in the testing room expect to:

  • Show a valid photo ID
  • Fill out paperwork
  • Sign a few forms - Remember that the testing is CONFIDENTIAL, not anonymous, so a real name is associated with your paperwork and test results
  • Receive the test: A simple cheek swab, no blood necessary.
  • Talk about what brought you in for a test today (i.e., what could be putting you at risk for HIV)
  • Talk about a “plan of action” to help reduce the risk for HIV in the future
  • At the end of the session, receive a result
  • Receive referrals to other agencies/providers, if necessary
  • Ask any questions or concerns about HIV
  • Fill out the evaluation form