SAAF

Getting health care can feel complicated and confusing. Here we’ve tried to gather as much information as possible to answer all the questions most commonly asked by students at UA. below is a “how to” around accessing services through SAAF (Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation).

  1. When is SAAF open?
  2. What services can I receive?
  3. How much will it cost?
  4. Do they bill my insurance/will my parents see?
  5. How do I make an appointment?
  6. What do I need to bring?
  7. What can I expect and how long will it take?
  8. How early should I arrive/how long will I stay there?
  9. Can I bring a friend?
  10. Where do I check-in?
  11. What forms will I fill out?
  12. Is there anything else I should know?


Hours

Monday-Friday
8am-5pm

375 S Euclid Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719

(520) 628-7223


 


What services can I receive?

  • Confidential rapid HIV testing
    • For more information about our testing program, Click Here.
  • Confidential rapid viral Hepatitis C testing
    • Rapid Hepatitis C testing is available to those who are at high risk.  If you have questions about how may be at risk for Hepatitis C, please ask when making your appointment.
  • Syringe Access Program (SAP)
    • Obtain sterile syringes and other equipment
    • Naloxone/Narcan distribution


       



How much will it cost?

HIV/Hepatitis Testing: $20 suggested fee

Syringe Access Program: We except donations.  If you have no syringes to exchange, you can receive 20.  We are to to do a 1 for 1 exchange up to 50.


Do they bill my insurance/what will my parents see?

SAAF does not bill to insurances


How do I make an appointment?

HIV/Hepatitis Testing: Call (520) 628-7223

 

For syringe access: Come in during open SAP hours, Mon, Weds, Thurs 4pm-7pm


What do I need to bring?

HIV/Hepatitis Testing: Testing has a suggested fee of $20, please bring cash if you’re able to pay the suggested fee.  Also, please drink plenty of water prior to appointment.

Syringe Access Program: Please bring used syringes to dispose of safely.


What can I expect and how long will it take?

HIV/Hepatitis Testing:  Testing can take up to 45 minutes and the testing session will include a risk assessment including discussing your sex and drug history.

Syringe Access Program: Exchange can be completed in about 10 minutes.  Please bring your syringes bundled in groups of 10 or you can bundle them here.


How early should I arrive?

HIV/Hepatitis Testing: Arrive about ten minutes early to fill out registration form, if you’re more than 15 minutes late to your scheduled appointment time you will have to re-schedule for a later time.

Syringe Access Program: Arrive anytime during SAP hours.  SAP is less busy before 6pm.  If you arrive earlier you can be out quicker.


Can I bring a friend?

HIV/Hepatitis Testing:Yes, but your friend may not enter the testing session.

Syringe Access Program: Yes


Where do I check in?

HIV/Hepatitis Testing: Enter through the main doors and check-in with reception.  The main entrance is about int he middle of the building and is clearly marked with signs.

Syringe Access Program: During SAP hours the entrance nearest the SAP drop-in center is open and marked with signs.  Just knock on the door.


What forms will I fill out?

HIV/Hepatitis Testing: The testing registration form is one page and includes your name, address, phone number, and other contact information along with demographics and questions about how you access health care.

HIV/Hepatitis Testing: The registration form for SAP is one time only.  After completing the registration form you are issued a unique, confidential number which you can use every time you access.  The one page registration form includes demographics, current drug use, and allows you to select if you’re interested in other services.


Is there anything additional I should know?

We are here to help you navigate and take charge of your health. The best way you can ensure this is by asking the questions you want answered! Don’t be shy, we are here for you!

 

 

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The mission of the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation is to cultivate a healthy and stigma-free society through transformative action.