Quality sexual health care means getting access to an entire list of services you need to maintain your health. Magnet, our sexual health clinic in the Castro, has been your place for STI testing and treatment, HIV testing and linkage to care, PrEP services, anal health services and more.
Since 2003, Magnet has served the community believing that we each are able to make our own decisions about health and wellness, that everyone should be able to access health care, that we all have a right to satisfying sex lives free from guilt and shame, and that diversity makes our community stronger.
Magnet is located on the second floor at Strut, 470 Castro Street, San Francisco.
Magnet is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 7 pm.
Schedule an appointment ahead of time by calling 415-581-1600. If you’d like to start PrEP, make an appointment online.
A very limited number of same-day sexual health appointments are available each day. These appointments are first-come, first serve. To book a same-day appointment, grab a ticket from the ticket machine outside the building starting at 9:30 am each day, and come back at 10 am when we open. If you aren’t back at 10 am or if you lose your number, we will give your spot to the next person. Same-day appointments are generally between the hours of 10:30 am – 12:30 pm, but may also happen later in the afternoon. Getting a ticket does not guarantee there will be an appointment available on the same day.
If you have symptoms of a suspected sexually transmitted infection or have had a recent HIV exposure, please call 415-581-1600 and select option #3 to be connected with the nursing team at Magnet. They will be able to coordinate services and testing for you.
With questions about HIV care or PrEP, call our navigation team at 415-437-3450, press option #2. You can also email questions about PrEP to email@example.com and questions about HIV services to assist4HIV@sfaf.org.
All clients are required to wear masks while in the building. Masks are available if clients do not have access.
Magnet Express is a walk-in service for sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing. Magnet Express is an available option if you have been to Magnet for testing before and are returning for routine testing. With Magnet Express, your visit will be approximately 10-15 minutes so there’s only a limited time to talk about concerns or ask questions about your sexual health. During your visit, a phlebotomist will draw your blood and you’ll get instructions about how to collect swab samples for STI tests on site.
If you currently have symptoms of an STI or if you’ve recently been exposed to an STI, please visit Magnet for a full sexual health visit. Please call us if you have any questions at 415-581-1600.