The Health District is proud to serve our community by providing services to people living with HIV and persons at high risk.

Our medical case management team is committed to providing services to help community members living with HIV maintain stability and connect to needed support or resources.

The Health District also provides HIV Education and PrEP Navigation.

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LATEST UPDATE: FREE HIV RAPID TESTING FOR CLIENTS

Benton-Franklin Health District (BFHD) is accepting appointments to start administering free HIV Rapid Tests to the first 100 local clients who are considered at high risk for HIV. The CDC considers high-risk behavior: having more than one sexual partner, sharing any needles or syringes, and having sex with someone who is diagnosed with HIV or has been diagnosed with or treated for another Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI).

Those at high risk can call the BFHD front desk starting June 27th to set up an appointment (509-460-4200). Appointments are 30 minutes each at the BFHD Clinic in Kennewick (7102 W. Okanogan Place, Kennewick, WA 99336). Our goal is to administer 100 HIV Rapid Tests before the end of July. To help the testing process run smoothly, BFHD staff recommends that participants be well hydrated and keep their hands warm for the finger stick test.

Testing is confidential and clients have access to counselors who can discuss ways to reduce the risks of HIV. Bilingual staff is available to assist in Spanish.