Testing, Education & Access

CHASI provides extensive health services for individuals and groups, including free HIV and hepatitis C testing, workshops for managing chronic illness, and safer sex education.

How We Can Help

The path to getting and staying healthy is different for everyone. Our health services team will get to know you and provide you with information and guidance that is tailored to meet your needs.

HIV Counseling and Testing

Knowing your HIV status and understanding your risk can keep you healthier longer. Our HIV test counselors take time to make sure you understand this information and give you the opportunity to ask questions.

What to expect when coming for an HIV test

  • The test takes about 30 minutes.
  • Bring your ID. Tests are confidential, but not anonymous. This means we want to know who you are, but your results are kept private.
  • The rapid HIV test uses a swab of the inside of your mouth. It is not a blood test.
  • If your first test result is positive, we will connect you to a confirmatory test..

"No matter what happens, you will be taken care of. It's better to know your status --thenyou can start getting healthy again." Nick, HIV Test Counselor

Benefits Screening and Health Insurance Enrollment

How We Can Help

Many people who qualify for food stamps (SNAP), low-cost health insurance, and other benefits do not know that they are eligible. We have navigators to help you identify your most important needs and help you with the paperwork and steps necessary to get started or prepared to reapply for services.

HealthConnect

Located in the Community Food Pantry, HealthConnect provides free nursing services for people who are struggling to manage their hypertension and/ or diabetes.

How We Can Help

We offer workshops, education, information, and screening about diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure), two of the most prevalent conditions in New Yorkers. Nurses with HealthConnect also offer screening services if you don't know if your risk factors. If you are at risk or are identified with diabetes or high blood pressure, we can help you get access to quality medical care, information about your condition and on-going support. Nurses will also help you plan and make lifestyle changes to adapt to your condition, and help you find ways to keep it under control.

HealthConnect also hosts workshops for caregivers. Call 718-808-1874 for more information.