The Center Orlando

A Community Resource


 
 

The Center is Reopening May 4

The Center Kissimmee and The Center Orlando are both reopening on Monday, May 4th.

All persons entering building MUST have a face covering and be pre-screened before testing. If you have traveled outside of Florida in the past 14 days, have a fever or any cough, you will not be allowed to have any testing performed. Our Cyber Center will remain closed until further notice. All in-person groups have been suspended until further notice. Currently, The Center will not be offering STI screenings.

Orlando Hours: Monday through Friday 9 AM-5 PM. Closed on weekends.

Services offered:

  • HIV & Hep C Testing 10 AM-3 PM
  • Narcan distribution
  • Grab & Go Condoms
  • Online Counseling
  • Online Addiction & Recovery Groups
  • Online Youth Programming

Our Kissimmee office will be open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 10 AM-6 PM and Wednesdays 10 AM-9 PM. Closed Friday through Sunday.

Services offered:

  • HIV & Hep C Testing 12 PM-5 PM Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12 PM-8 PM Wednesdays
  • Narcan distribution
  • Grab & Go Condoms
  • Online Counseling
  • Online HIV Support Group
  • Online Addiction & Recovery Groups
  • Online Youth Programming

How Can I Learn More?

Email The Center at info@TheCenterOrlando.org. Your message will be forwarded to the most appropriate person.

Send a Direct Message on Facebook or Instagram which is being checked regularly.

Stay tuned to our social media pages and our newsletter for further updates or extended closures.

Please know that our community’s best interest is at the heart of every decision we are forced to make. Let’s do what we can to care for our bodies, our spirits, and our community. Call or Facetime your friends, be gentle with yourself and your neighbors. If you’re in need of connection, reach out. We will get through this together, even if we might not be able to be physically in the same room.

Sincerely,


Dr. George A. Wallace

Executive Director

The LGBT+ Center Orlando, Inc. (The Center)

has been in operation since 1978 making it one of the oldest centers in the nation. The Center promotes the well being of the Central Florida Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities.

Mission: To promote and empower the LGBT community and its allies through information, education, advocacy, and support.


CENTER SCROLL 1CENTER SCROLL 4

Check Out Our Instagram

  • review rating 5  The people at the Center are wonderful, kind, considerate and helpful folks. I have been there in terrible moods and they understood and did NOT judge me based on my actions. From the top people to every volunteer, I have been treated with the utmost respect and dignity. I am in a terrible situation and thier kindness and love have been a foundation for me. Without the good people who work there I would have committed self termination months ago. Besides FREE testing there are several groups that meet there on a regular basis, art shows, Drag Queen story time and a plethora of events aimed at community as a whole. ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

    thumb CharColl
  • review rating 5  I come here for counseling and the environment and everyone here is absolutely phenomenal. I enjoy being a member at The Center Orlando. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone in the LGBT community 😊🏳️‍🌈❤️

    thumb David Garay
  • review rating 5  Fast and quick service very quiet and clean and lovely place You don’t have to be a part of the LGBT community to go there to get tested it It is so peaceful Inside there One of the best places in Orlando To get tested

    thumb British Taylor
  • review rating 5  This experience was new and interesting. The staff smiled, spoke clearly and politely, and didn't rush through the details of stuff. They make sure you understand what you're doing, not only do that you have the knowledge, but also so you understand the importance of everything involved. Almost immediately after opening, I walked inside, was greeted and provided with the clipboard to fill out. I hadn't even gotten to my address and I was called! So being early, especially first thing in the morning on a Monday, helps out. The testing for the first bit wasn't too long, maybe 20 minutes or so, but largely due to the results of the test needing to develop. Conversation was professional and light, nothing awkward. The same with the second test. Quick, easy, in and out, nothing complicated. All told, entire visit lasted maybe an hour, if even that. To top it all off, these people are doing this non-profit. They're doing it so they can help the community. Your orientation and/or preference doesn't matter. They're here to help you. And yes, it's better to know and be informed, than to live not knowing and possibly hurting someone or yourself. Get tested, be aware, possibly save a life

    thumb John M
  • review rating 5  A very nice place. You can take tests for free.

    thumb ALEX BRAVO
  • review rating 5  Welcoming place to visit for any walk of life. Great testing facility.

    thumb Richard Davis
  • review rating 5  These people are amazing! They truly care...I prefer to get my std/HIV tests here compared to other companies.

    thumb Naomi Ray
  • review rating 5  Been getting HIV tested there for years and every time it's quick and easy and all staff are EXTREMELY nice and friendly. A wonderful benefit for me living in Orlando the last 22 years.

    thumb Berlin Mark
  • review rating 5  Discreet, helpful staff that are caring without being judgmental. I came in for regular HIV/STI testing and was in and out quickly. Wait times can vary though depending on time and day, but they work to give individual care. They’re a fantastic resource and all testing is free.

    thumb Tim Bell
  • review rating 5  This experience was new and interesting. The staff smiled, spoke clearly and politely, and didn't rush through the details of stuff. They make sure you understand what you're doing, not only do that you have the knowledge, but also so you understand the importance of everything involved. Almost immediately after opening, I walked inside, was greeted and provided with the clipboard to fill out. I hadn't even gotten to my address and I was called! So being early, especially first thing in the morning on a Monday, helps out. The testing for the first bit wasn't too long, maybe 20 minutes or so, but largely due to the results of the test needing to develop. Conversation was professional and light, nothing awkward. The same with the second test. Quick, easy, in and out, nothing complicated. All told, entire visit lasted maybe an hour, if even that. To top it all off, these people are doing this non-profit. They're doing it so they can help the community. Your orientation and/or preference doesn't matter. They're here to help you. And yes, it's better to know and be informed, than to live not knowing and possibly hurting someone or yourself. Get tested, be aware, possibly save a life

    thumb John M

Join