Free Health Clinic to host free HIV/STD testing event
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The Moab Free Health Clinic (MFHC) is partnering with the Utah Department of Health to offer a free and confidential HIV/STD testing event.

  Anyone, regardless of health insurance status, may drop-in at the clinic on Friday afternoon, July 26, from 3 to 7 p.m., or on Saturday morning, July 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., for the two-day rapid testing event. No appointment needed.

Donations will be accepted but are not required, clinic officials said in a news release. The Free Health Clinic is located at 350 South 400 East, across from the WabiSabi Thriftique.

  The HIV/STD Testing Event highlights the new prevention service offered by the MFHC. The Free Health Clinic will soon be offering regularly scheduled low-cost HIV/STD testing clinics open to individuals 14 years and older, officials said. HIV, hepatitis C, gonorrhea, and chlamydia testing will be available. Results may take up to one hour for tests offered at the time of testing.

For more information, contact the clinic at 435-259-1113, or visit the website at www.moabfreehealthclinic.org.

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