Hepatitis Testing Services

Who Should Get Tested

Hepatitis C can infect people of all ages, from infancy to elder years. Early diagnosis and treatment of Hepatitis C can help prevent life-threatening liver damage, cirrhosis, and even liver cancer. Most people don't know they are infected and can live decades without symptoms.

Attention Baby Boomers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that anyone born between 1945 and 1965 should get tested for Hepatitis C. People from the "Baby Boomer" generation are five times more likely to be infected with Hepatitis C, a leading cause of liver cancer and other liver disease. more

What State-Funded Testing Sites Provide

  • Confidential and/or anonymous testing;
  • Counseling, testing, and referral services for Viral Hepatitis B and C;
  • Preventative vaccines for Hepatitis A and B.


The Rhode Island Department of Health funds these sites so that they can provide services to the uninsured and underinsured based on income. Bills to minors obtaining confidential services must be based on the resources of the minor and patients must not be denied services because of the inability to pay. Services are provided to insured, underinsured, and uninsured patients.


All services are confidential for all patients. Adolescents can receive HIV testing without parental notification or consent. Some sites offer anonymous testing which uses unique identifier instead of the person's name.

Find services on a sliding fee scale

  • AIDS Care Ocean State 557 Broad St., Providence 781-0665
    Testing available in Cranston, Pawtucket, Providence, Richmond, Westerly, and Woonsocket
  • AIDS Project RI 9 Pleasant St., Providence 831-5522
    Testing available in Bristol, Lincoln, Newport, Providence, South Kingstown, and Warwick
  • MAP Outreach Services 343 Elmwood Ave. Providence 781-9915
    Testing available in Central Falls, Pawtucket, and Providence
  • The Miriam Hospital HIV/STD Clinic 1125 North Main St., Providence 793-4715
    Testing available in Providence
  • Project RENEW - Amos House 415 Friendship St., Providence 272-0220 x 218
    Testing available in Pawtucket and Providence
  • Sojourner House 386 Smith St., Providence 861-6191
    Testing available in northern Rhode Island and Providence