The Center Orlando

A Community Resource


 
 

Current Operations for The Center Kissimmee and The Center Orlando

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. Please sign up for our monthly newsletter to receive up to date information.

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

Services offered:

Our Kissimmee office is open Mon - Fri 10 AM-6 PM. Also open on 1st Saturday of the month 10a - 2p.

Address change: 17 West Monument Ave., Kissimmee, 34741 (two doors down from the old site).

Services offered:

  • HIV/Hep C/STI/PrEP Linkage 11 AM-5 PM (last client at 4:45)
  • Narcan distribution
  • Grab & Go Condoms
  • Online Counseling
  • Online HIV Support Group
  • Online Addiction & Recovery Groups
  • Online Youth Programming
  • Poz Support: Meets via Zoom 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 6p (Call for details)

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.


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  • 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 😊🏳️‍🌈❤️

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

    thumb Richard Davis
  • 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  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  No explanation needed! Great place!

    thumb Codee Wade
  • 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  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  Such a wonderful and caring staff and location for LGBTQ individuals!

    thumb Brenn Dennis
  • 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  A very nice place. You can take tests for free.

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