Harm Reduction Program

Free, Anonymous HIV and Hepatitis C Testing

If you are looking for free and anonymous HIV and/or Hepatitis C testing that is outside of a doctor's office - Call the Harm Reduction Program at 541-740-0405 or 541-243-4394.  You can also email harm.reduction@co.benton.or.us 

Your call or email will be returned as soon as possible, Monday through Friday, within 48 hours.

HIV or Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI's) Testing

If you are looking for STI testing, or HIV testing through a healthcare provider, please make an appointment through the Community Health Centers of Benton and Linn Counties.

HIV Testing During COVID-19

People who have not had an HIV test in more than 12 months can order a free home test kit from https://takemehome.co/

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What you can expect to happen when scheduling a testing appointment with the Harm Reduction Program during COVID-19.

A Harm Reduction team member will call you back to set up a time and location that is convenient for you.  They will ask you questions about recent exposure to COVID-19, and will ask if you have had any symptoms.

What you can expect to happen when arriving for a testing appointment with the Harm Reduction Program during COVID-19.

  • Signs outside will ask those with symptoms of COVID-19 to reschedule their test or request a home test kit instead of testing in-person.
  • You will be asked to wear a mask, and the Harm Reduction team member will also be wearing a mask and safety equipment such as a face shield.
  • A no-touch temperature check will be done before rapid HIV testing. You will be asked to return later if you have a temperature of 100 or above.
  • You will be asked to wash or sanitize your hands before testing.
  • Team members will maintain a distance of 6 feet from you except when collecting a blood sample.
  • A Harm Reduction team member can also talk to you about PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), and help connect you with someone who will refer you to 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. 

Harm Reduction Services

We are now distributing free condoms and safer sex supplies by mail. If you are interested in requesting condoms and safer sex supplies, you can order them here .

A flyer with all of our services can be found here in English and here in Spanish.

If you are interested in syringe exchange, free naloxone to reverse overdose, or any other services offered by the Harm Reduction Program, you can call our message line at 541-766-6314 or email harm.reduction@co.benton.or.us.

Your call or email will be returned as soon as possible, Monday through Friday, within 48 hours.