Sexual health

Sun River Health is here to meet the sexual health needs of people of all ages – gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, gender-nonconforming, queer, or straight – regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Our compassionate team of family medicine and OB-GYN physicians, nurse practitioners, and sexual health program staff is here to provide HIV and hep C care and prevention, STI testing, birth control options, PrEP prescriptions, sexual health services for teens, prenatal and infertility care, and any necessary referrals to make sure you get the complete care you need, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay.

Our sexual health services vary by health center, but our team can refer you to another one of our locations within our network of care if a service or clinician you need or prefer isn’t available at your closest health center.

Our services vary between locations. Find locations near you providing this service.

Since the early 1990s, Sun River Health has offered high-quality, compassionate care for people living with HIV/AIDS, as well as those who are at risk. HIV care and prevention services we offer include:

  • HIV testing, diagnosis, and treatment
  • PrEP and PEP prescriptions
  • HIV prevention education
  • Paperwork assistance
  • Care management
  • People aging with HIV / AIDS program

Anyone who has sex or genital skin-to-skin contact with another person is at risk of getting a sexually transmitted infection (STI), also known as sexually transmitted disease (STD). STIs often don’t have any symptoms, so the only way to know for sure if you or your sexual partner has an STI is to get tested. STI tests are usually quick, easy, and painless, and most STIs can be treated with a simple medication.

Sun River Health offers STI testing and treatment to all our patients, and our non-judgmental staff can provide you the best information and resources for STI prevention. If you are sexually active, we recommend you get tested annually. If you start to show any symptoms of an STI, or if you change
sexual partners, we also recommend you come in for a test.

Some of the STIs we can test for and treat include:

  • Chlamydia
  • Genital warts
  • Gonorrhea
  • HIV
  • Hepatitis A, B, and C
  • Herpes
  • Syphilis
  • Trichomoniasis

PrEP is a once-a-day pill that reduces your risk of getting HIV by up to 99%. Our team can provide information about PrEP and work with you to find the lowest cost option that is available to you.

To get started with PrEP through Sun River Health, answer a few simple questions on a short form and submit your information to our PrEP team to review. To fill out and submit the PrEP form, click here.

After we receive your information, a member of our PrEP team will give you a call to discuss if PrEP is right for you and help you make an appointment at one of our health centers.

To learn more about PrEP, click here.

If you’re a teen, you can always get the care you need at Sun River Health. Our pediatricians, family medicine doctors, OB-GYN physicians, midwives, and nurse practitioners are here to give you a positive, caring experience. You can come in for an appointment in-person or talk to a doctor on video using telemedicine. You don’t need a parent or guardian’s permission to access pregnancy testing, birth control, STI testing, HIV testing and treatment, and/or prenatal care.

Different kinds of birth control methods and information we have available include:

  • Birth control pills
  • IUDs
  • Implants
  • Depo-Provera injections
  • The ring
  • Condoms
  • Patches
  • Morning-after pills

All your care is completely confidential.

In New York State, teens can make certain health care decisions, including decisions related sexual health, on their own. For more information, visit

If you’re the parent or guardian of a teen, you can accompany them to an appointment, or they can come in by themselves. We are here to make sure your teen gets all the information they need to stay safe and in the best health.

If you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant, our team of OB-GYN physicians, midwives, and nurse practitioners will be with you every step of the way. If you’re having trouble getting pregnant, our women’s health / OB-GYN team can speak with you and refer you to a specialist if needed.

For more information on our women’s health / OB-GYN services, click here.

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