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The goal of the disease prevention & health promotion division is to prevent infectious/communicable diseases and promote health and wellness to the residents of Hartford. The health inequities and disparities in Hartford are key factors to the disproportionate disease rates affecting our residents. The following services/programs are available to help diminish these inequities and promote a healthier Hartford.


Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinics

Confidential STD testing and treatment, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am- 5:00 pm for individuals 13 years of age and older. Testing includes Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, HIV, Hepatitis C, Herpes and other STD's. Call (860) 757-4830 to schedule an appointment. Free condoms are available along with education to individuals or groups. For a complete list of STD signs, symptoms and treatment visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention STD information page.


Tuberculosis Clinic

Offers testing and follow-up care of tuberculosis for Hartford residents. These services are for those individuals with active TB disease, those with positive skin tests (TB infection), and their contacts. Clinic hours are the 4th Wednesdays of each month, by appointment. For a complete list of TB signs, symptoms and treatment visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention TB information page.


HIV Prevention

Offers free, confidential Rapid HIV testing and counseling with results available in 20 minutes. HIV education, testing and counseling services are also offered to community organizations, halfway houses, homeless shelters, youth groups, schools and at community health fairs. For more details visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention HIV information page.


Greater Hartford Women's Healthy Heart

A collaboration with the Women's Heart Program of St. Francis. The program provides individual interactive education and heart disease risk assessment to the women of Hartford in their neighborhoods to promote heart healthy behaviors. For signs and symptoms of heart disease and stroke and for the Women's Heart Program of St. Francis, please visit the Saint Francis Care Women's Heart Program website.


STD/HIV Training Site

the Hartford STD clinic is one of ten Centers for Disease Control (CDC) training facilities in the country for health care professionals. We offer four, three day STD clinical intensive courses per year. For additional information visit the Sylvie Ratelle HIV/STD training site.


Hartford Comprehensive Cancer Task Force

provides education, resources, and notifies the public of cancer education, screening or support services in the area. For additional information please visit the Hartford Cancer website.


Annual Flu Clinics

For posting of clinic dates/ times and locations, please visit the Hartford HHS event calendar during the Fall season. For signs and symptoms of the seasonal influenza (flu), visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Flu information site.


Health Van/ Health Screening / Health Fairs

This is a mobile outreach van service providing health education and health screening (i.e. blood pressure, blood sugar, HIV, Hepatitis C and urine for gonorrhea and Chlamydia) at various community sites. Call our office at (860) 757-4846 for additional information.


Ryan White - HIV/STD Help

The Greater Hartford Ryan White Part A Planning Council is comprised of people from the community, including persons living with HIV and AIDS. The Council is mandated by the federal government to identify gaps in HIV care and services and to allocate Ryan White funds to establish a comprehensive continuum of care for persons with HIV/AIDS.

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HHS Contact

Main Office

131 Coventry Street
Hartford CT, 06112
Phone: (860) 757-4700
Fax: (860) 722-6851
8am - 5pm

Community Services Division 

Phone: (860) 757-4730

Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division 

Phone: (860) 757-4830

Fax: (860) 722-6826

Maternal & Child Health Division

(860) 757-4820

Environmental Health Division 

Phone: (860) 757-4760

Fax: (860) 722-6677

HARTFORD CITY HALL ADDRESS: 550 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 PHONE: (860)757-9311 HOURS: 8AM - 5PM