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Adolescent Counseling & Testing Services

We offer counseling and linkage to services for young adults to encourage a future of Miami citizens that can take charge of their health and lives. We also provide FREE HIV, STD & pregnancy testing and assistance with treatment for individuals ages 13-24 in the Miami-Dade area. No insurance needed to schedule an appointment with a counselor.

Promote 2 Prevent

Miami has the highest rate of HIV diagnoses in the nation. Individuals ages 13-24 represented 12% of new infections in 2017. Promote 2 Prevent is a campaign to provide education and testing at various locations including local alternative education sites and Department of Juvenile Justice sites, conduct staff in-services, and engage in the community through health committees, conferences, and fairs. Walk-ins for counseling & testing are accepted during all business hours. Our team is here to answer your questions.

Here at ACTS, Everyone Belongs.

We welcome all backgrounds, ethnicities, sexual orientations and gender identities. Our staff is from all over the country and the world and we strive to provide personalized care for all of our clients.


We are funded by the Florida Department of Health and the Ryan White CARE Act. This ensures that testing, counseling & outreach are available to all young adults, free of charge.



Our tests are quick and easy. Schedule your appointment today or walk into our clinic during business hours to be seen immediately.



Miami has the #1 rate of HIV infections in the nation, with individuals 13-24 bearing the largest burden of diagnoses. Young adults are also at risk for other STDs, unplanned pregnancies, trafficking, homelessness, substance abuse and other dangerous conditions. Learn the facts about how to protect yourself and live the healthiest life possible.



Miami is home to many organizations whose goal is to help young adults stay healthy and achieve success. There’s also many events that help get people involved in Miami’s colorful culture. Submit a request for a listing on our directory and events calendar.


Finding us is easy.

Come See Us.

We are located at the Batchelor Children’s Research Institute (by Jackson Hospital) on the 2nd floor. Not sure how to get to us? Read our directions on getting to the clinic here, by driving or the metrorail train!

Everything is Free.

Talk With Us.

Schedule an appointment online to get tested for HIV, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Syphilis, & pregnancy. Its always quick, easy, confidential and FREE. If you need help seeking resources for health, education, and other issues, our staff can help guide you. Schedule an appointment to talk with our counselors.

Be in control of your life.

Learn and Grow.

Learn the facts about HIV, STDs, pregnancies. Also learn about shelters, education and career assistance, substance abuse rehabilitation, and Miami’s other helpful resources. Don’t forget to tell others about our clinic & services!


The clinic may be closed for holidays or other exceptions. Call for more information.

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Lawrence Friedman, M.D.


Come meet our team of doctors, nurses, administrators and support staff whose job is to provide the best help & care for you. ACTS is excellently staffed by medical professionals all under the direction of Lawrence B. Friedman M.D., creating an exceptional & unique clinic centered around integrating education, prevention and treatment.

Clinic Administrator

Alex Moreno, MPH

Alex Moreno has served as the Clinical Program Manager of ACTS since 2004. Fell into this field of work after losing friends to the HIV/AIDS pandemic by producing a rock video called The Gift by singer/songwriter Diane Ward. Stayed in this much needed cause because he is sick of seeing data that shows Miami is #1 in the nation in HIV infection rates. When not working he is the proud dad of his daughter Ava.

Clinical Program Coordinator & Counselor

Faraah Bekheet

Faraah Bekheet works as a clinical program coordinator for ACTS. She has been with the clinic for over two years and conducts counseling, outreach, testing and clinic expansion. She graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry & Economics. Faraah took an interest in adolescent medicine because of her interest in public health and education. She is planning to attend medical school next fall.

Outreach Coordinator & Counselor

Chelsea Chico

Chelsea Chico has been involved with the ACTS clinic as an outreach coordinator & counselor since January 2017. She just graduated the University of Miami with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. Chelsea wants to further her studies in the medical field in hope she can make a difference in someone’s life. One fun fact about Chelsea is that she enjoys making art in her free time.

Outreach Coordinator & Counselor

Michelle Berkovich

Michelle Berkovich has been working in the ACTS clinic as an Outreach coordinator & counselor since January 2018. She is currently completing her last year at UM. Michelle is majoring in nursing and she wants to work with babies in the future, specifically in the NICU. Michelle speaks fluent Russian because her parents are both immigrants from Belarus and she is a first generation American.


Read the latest news from our clinic and the medical industry. Feel free to ask questions and leave comments.

December 18, 2018

Miami, Florida is a unique and beautiful city. It is a favorite destination for vacation and business conferences and boasts stunning beaches and a rich history and culture. However, often overlooked are the public health and education issues underlying a misleading appearance of paradise. Our youth suffer the most from this lack of awareness. For […]

June 20, 2018

Join us on June 27th for National HIV Testing day. We are a Miami clinic that provides FREE comprehensive health services for young adults… Everything from education to HIV, STD, and pregnancy testing and treatment! Located near Civic Center Station. Call (305) 243-2174 or visit www.promote2prevent.org for appointments and more info. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJIwq1q4Q0w

June 20, 2018

A lot of changes have been happening recently. We have moved our information to a new website! Make sure to check out the new features. Please feel free to leave us comments and suggestions here. – Your friends at ACTS


Batchelor Children’s Research Institute

1580 NW 10th Ave, 2nd Floor

Miami, FL 33136


+1 305-243-2174



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