Harm Reduction Program

Looking to schedule testing for HIV or Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI's)? 

If you are looking for free and anonymous HIV testing and/or testing that is outside of a doctor's office - Call the Harm Reduction Program at 541-766-6314* or email harm.reduction@co.benton.or.us 

All others should make appointments through the Community Health Centers of Benton and Linn Counties.

*The Harm Reduction Program's number is a confidential, message line only.  Your call will be returned as soon as possible, Monday through Friday, within 48 hours.

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What can you expect to happen when scheduling a testing appointment with the Harm Reduction Program?

A Harm Reduction team member will call you back to set up a time and location that is convenient for you.

A Harm Reduction team member can also talk to you about PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), and help connect you with a doctor that can prescribe it to you.  PrEP is a daily pill that helps prevent HIV infection.  It is taken before a possible exposure to HIV.

If you think you've recently been exposed to HIV during sex or through sharing needles and/or methods to prepare drugs, or if you've been sexually assaulted, seek medical care RIGHT AWAY (Urgent Care, Quick Care, the emergency room, or your local care provider).  They can prescribe a medication to stop HIV infection.  Medication must be started within 72 hours after a possible exposure to HIV.