Services and Treatments
The Oval Center at Montefiore recognizes the added necessity of early testing and treatment for virtually all sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Our friendly and knowledgeable staff have experience in all aspects of sexual health and will meet your needs with a range of services, treatments, and education including:
You could have an infection even if you don't feel any symptoms, so it's good to get checked regularly. If a partner tells you they have an STD, or you have symptoms like burning, itching, discharge, or a rash, call right away to schedule an appointment.
Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
PrEP is a prevention tool for people who do not have HIV, but are risk for infection. Your doctor prescribes a pill that contains two HIV medicines to keep the virus from taking hold. PrEP medication must be taken daily and it requires regular visits to a healthcare provider.
The Oval Center has many programs available to make PrEP available to our clients at little or no cost.
Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP)
Condom break? Didn't use a condom? Not sure if you used a condom? PEP is a medicine that you can take after being exposed to HIV that can keep you from becoming infected. PEP must be started within 72 hours of the exposure. Concerned that you have been exposed to HIV? Call The Oval Center Monday through Friday 8:30 to 5:00pm to speak to our team. If it's after hours or the weekend call the 24hour PEP line at 844-373-7692.
You expect culturally competent, sensitive providers when accessing sexual healthcare. At The Oval, our providers are able to address the unique needs of men who have sex with men, transgender and gender non-conforming individuals, and others queer spectrum.
Rapid HIV Testing
Rapid testing can detect HIV antibodies in as little as six weeks. The Oval Center at Montefiore offers rapid testing Monday through Friday, with results available in about 20 minutes. If you have had a more recent risk, other tests are available.
Adolescent and Young Adult Care
The Oval Center can arrange referrals to the Adolescent AIDS Program at Children's Hospital at Montefiore, a leader in the field of HIV/AIDS among people ages 13-24.
Hepatitis C Screening and Treatment
Hepatitis C is a viral infection which may not have symptoms for many years. The Oval Center offers screening for Hepatitis as well as expert management for infected clients. New treatments are available that can cure Hepatitis C.
The Oval Center provides vaccinations for Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), Meningitis and the flu.
Have other questions or concerns? Call us at 718-882-5482 to speak with one of our team members. Our friendly staff are experts in sexual health and they're available to answer your questions. We offer appointments for general screenings and walk-in visits for urgent concerns. Financial assistance is available.