Black Hawk County Public Health Center offers confidential STI/HIV testing, treatment, and education.
Public Health Center
The Pinecrest Building, 5th Floor
1407 Independence Avenue
Waterloo, IA 50703
Times of Operation
Monday – Thursday
8:30 – 11:30 am
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Eligibility requirement /Cost
Services are provided free of charge to anyone seeking STI/HIV testing. A fee of for service may be charged for certain requested test. The clinic staff will review this information with you prior to testing.
How to participate
The Public Health Center Clinic is held at the Black Hawk County Health Department located at
1407 Independence Ave 5th FL, in Waterloo Iowa. Clinic offers walk-in services, on a first come first serve basis, or appointments can be scheduled. Parking is available in the front parking lot. Registration staff will guide you through the process of the paperwork.
What to expect
How long does it take
Expect your visit to take a minimum of 30 minutes. As clients are seeking STI services, there may be problems that arise causing a longer wait. Please understand we will spend as much time with you as needed.
PrEP stands for Pre Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV prevention; it is a new and vital part of overall HIV risk reduction. By taking a medication (Truvada) every day, PrEP clients can lower their risk of contracting HIV by nearly 98%. This treatment program has been made available for those who are vulnerable for acquiring HIV from risky sexual or injection drug practices as well as those who have an exclusive relationship with an HIV (+) partner.
How to enroll
You must be HIV negative AND at increased risk of HIV exposure
What to expect
Clinic staff will review your risk of HIV exposure and provide you with information about the program. A referral for the PrEP program can be made by clinic staff or self referred. PrEP takes commitment from you and ongoing monitoring from your PrEP team.
Participating in the PrEP program through partnerships with Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) and the Black Hawk County Health Department provides you with:
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