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.
- Monday: 10 am to 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm to 6 pm
- Tuesday: 10 am to 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm to 8 pm
- Wednesday: 10 am to 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm to 8 pm
- Thursday: 10 am to 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm to 8 pm
- Friday: 10 am to 1 pm, 3 pm to 6 pm
- Saturday: 10 am to 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm to 6 pm
- Sunday: Closed
Walk-in appointments are accepted until one hour before scheduled closing time. For same-day walk-in appointments, we recommend that you plan to arrive prior to clinic open hours.
Drop in for a same-day appointment or make an appointment online. Drop-in appointment times fill up quickly and are not guaranteed.
SEXUAL HEALTH SCREEN APPOINTMENT
Sexual health screen appointments are for people who have symptoms, want to talk to a clinician, are a new client, have been exposed to an STI, want to access anal health services or vaccinations. You can make an appointment online or walk-in for a same-day appointment.
STI TREATMENT APPOINTMENT
This treatment appointment is for Magnet clients who received a notification from Magnet to schedule a visit. Clients who self-schedule and were not notified to do so will have their appointment cancelled.
HIV MEDS FOR EMERGENCY SITUATIONS
We can provide HIV medications to people who are running out of medications or otherwise don’t have access to their medication in some circumstances. If you are traveling in the Bay Area, and lose your medication or run out, stop in to see us at Magnet at Strut for assistance.
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.