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HIV, STD and Hepatitis Branch

STD CLINICAL SERVICES AND HIV TESTING

The County of San Diego has four STD clinics. All clinics offer testing and treatment for most STDs, vaccines for hepatitis A and B, and HIV testing. All services are offered on the basis of risk assessments, physical examinations, and/or laboratory test results. 

All clinics are walk-in facilities. Appointments are not necessary or accepted. Clinics will stop accepting clients when capacity is met, so please arrive early to ensure you will be seen.

There is a $15 fee per visit which may be waived if you are unable to pay. The fee covers a physical examination and, if necessary, laboratory tests, certain treatments, vaccinations, and any follow-up visits within 30 days. Our clinics do not accept insurance. Payment is by cash or check only.

PLEASE NOTE: Our clinics DO NOT perform HPV testing or vaccination, asymptomatic herpes testing, PAP smears, or provide birth control (other than condoms), treatment for general medicine/non-STD related issues, HIV treatment or pregnancy care. 

 

If you are a female, aged 25 or younger, living in San Diego county, 
you may order a free home test kit for chlamydia and gonorrhea. 
Please visit www.DontThinkKnow.org  for more information and to order your kit. 

 

HIV TESTING

All County of San Diego STD Clinics offer conventional blood testing for HIV. In addition, the Rosecrans and Central Region clinics offer rapid HIV testing. Your counselor will explain the different tests to you during your visit and you will both decide which is best for you. All testing is confidential (i.e. your name is recorded but protected by law).

HIV testing is also offered at the San Diego LGBT Community Centerthroughout the week.

On Mondays and Wednesdays County of San Diego staff perform both confidential and anonymous (i.e., you do not use your name, but are given a number) rapid testing.

On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays UC San Diego offers the confidential Early Test in addition to a confidential or anonymous rapid test (walk-ins are welcome or appointments can be made at (619) 543-8080).

Please click here  for locations and times of HIV testing.

The County of San Diego operates a mobile HIV testing unit which visits various locations throughout the county. Confidential HIV rapid testing is available to the public via the mobile unit. For dates, times and locations of the mobile unit please call (619) 296-2120.

PLEASE NOTE: if you would like to have an oral rapid HIV test, please do not chew gum, eat or drink fluids (including water) a minimum of 15 minutes prior to the test. Please do not use any oral hygiene products (e.g., toothpaste, mouthwash, denture adhesive) for a minimum of 20 minutes prior to the test. if you have performed any of these activities immediately prior to arrival at the clinic, you may choose to wait 15-20 minutes before taking the oral rapid test. An an alternative, you may have a rapid HIV test performed using finger stick blood, which can be conducted regardless of food, drink or oral hygiene products.

CLINIC REGISTRATION FORMS

SAVE TIME! Print and fill out registration forms before coming to the clinic.
   STD Clinic Registration Form
   
STD Clinic Visit Questionnaire
   
Client Assessment Questionnaire (Only for those wanting an HIV test)
 

AHORRE TIEMPO! Imprime y llene los formularios de registro antes de llegar a la clínica.
   Formulario de Registro de la Clínica de ETS
   
Cuestionario de Visita a la Clínica de ETS
   
Cuestionario de Evaluación del Cliente

CLINIC LOCATIONS, PHONE NUMBERS AND HOURS

PLEASE NOTE: All clinics may close early if capacity is met. Please arrive well before closing time.

    PDF: Locations, Hours and Phone Numbers    
    PDF: Ubicaciones, Horario y Números de Teléfono

County Health Services Complex  (Rosecrans)
3851 Rosecrans St., Suite S, San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 692-8550
   Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays: 7:30 am - 4 pm. 
   Wednesdays: 11 am - 7 pm. **new evening hours**
   Thursdays: 10 am - 4 pm.

 North Coastal Public Health Center
104 South Barnes St., Oceanside, CA 92054
(760) 967-4401
    Wednesdays: 12:30 pm–7:30 pm

Central Region Public Health Center
5202 University Ave., San Diego, CA 92105
(619) 229-5400
    Tuesdays: 1 pm– 7:30 pm
    Fridays: 10 am–4 pm

South Region Public Health Center
690 Oxford St. Chula Vista, CA 91911
(619) 409-3110
    Thursdays: 12 pm–6 pm 

NOTICE OF CLINIC CLOSURES AND HOLIDAY HOURS

  • March 31, 2014- All clinics will be closed in observance of Cesar Chavez Day.
  • May 26, 2014 - All clinics will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.
  • July 4, 2014 - All clinics will be closed in observance of Independence Day.
  • September 1, 2014 - All clinics will be closed in observance of Labor Day.
  • November 11, 2014 - All clinics will be closed in observance of Veterans' Day.
  • November 27-28, 2014 - All clinics will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving Day Holiday.
  • December 25, 2014 - All clinics will be closed in observance of the Christmas Day Holiday.

GETTING YOUR TEST RESULTS:

You might receive some STD test results on the day of your visit. Results from rapid HIV tests are typically available in 20 minutes, during your visit. However, most results are available one week after your visit. If any of your STD tests show that you have an STD, our staff will notify you of the result, usually by phone. If all your results are negative, we will not call you.

However, you may return to the clinic where you were seen to get your results in person. You can also request that our staff call you with your STD test results, please see numbers and times below.

HIV blood test results are typically available in one week. We cannot, by law, give HIV results over the phone. You must return to the clinic to receive your results in person. 

County Health Services Complex (Rosecrans): Please use our online system (www.surveymonkey.com/STDResults) to request a phone call with your results.

North Coastal Public Health Center: Please call (760) 967-4401 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday from 8 am–5 pm.

Central Region Public Health Center: Please call (619) 229-5405 on Fridays from 8 am – 9 am.

South Region Public Health Center: Please call (619) 409-3110 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Friday from 8 am–5 pm or Thursday from 12 pm –6 pm.

CONFIDENTIALITY

By law, all information regarding demographics, clinical encounters with a medical provider, testing and treatment is confidential. This information is not shared with outside non-public health agencies without the written permission of the patient.

FOR CLINICIANS ONLY

Clinical consultations regarding STD diagnosis, treatment, and referrals are available by paging a County of San Diego STD clinician at 1-877-217-1816 from 8 am–5 pm weekdays, excluding holidays.

Syphilis educational posters for clinicians and dental health professionals: 

Clinician Poster    Dental Poster

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's STD site. If you have further questions, please call (619) 692-8550 or send us an email.