(Support in creating positive change of risky sexual and drug use behaviors for MSMs and HIV positive individuals, free counseling with a licensed mental health provider may also be available for those in need)
Call (805) 781-3660 and ask for Terry  


National HIV Treatment Hotline – Project Inform

The Hotline has served tens of thousands of callers since 1985 and is staffed mostly with HIV-positive individuals who help callers sort through issues that most people living with HIV face at some time in their lives.


(website which allows you to send e-cards to people letting them know that they may have been exposed to a STI. E-cards can be sent anonymously)


National AIDS and STD Hotline



SLO County Public Health

(HIV and Hep C testing for those at risk. STD clinic)
2191 Jonson Ave., SLO


SLO Hep C Project

(education, benefits and health counseling for those who are Hepatitis C positive)
1320 Nipomo
San Luis Obispo CA
(805) 543-4372


California Hepatitis Alliance

Member: California Hepatitis Alliance





The Body

(multimedia AIDS and HIV information resource)


HIV/AIDS and STI Testing

Cal Poly Health Services

(STI and HIV testing for Cal Poly students)
(805) 756-1211


Community Health Centers

(General Medical services, physical exams, dental, men and womens health services. Medi-Cal accepted)


  • Arroyo Grande Grand Ave.(805) 270-1700

  • Arroyo Grande S. Halcyon(805) 270-1600

  • Atascadero(805) 792-1400

  • Cambria(805) 927-5292

  • Guadalupe(805) 343-5577

  • Morro Bay(805) 771-8489

  • Nipomo(805) 929-3211

  • Oceano(805) 270-0025

  • Paso Robles(805) 238-7250

  • San Luis Obispo(805) 269-1500

  • Templeton(805) 434-1038



Access Support Network (ASN)

(Services for people with HIV, free condoms, HIV testing)
1320 Nipomo St.
San Luis Obispo CA


Cal Poly Health Services

(STI and HIV testing for Cal Poly students)
(805) 756-1211


Planned Parenthood

(STD Screening, Condoms, HIV/AIDS testing and counseling, etc. Accepts FamPact)
743 Pismo Street San Luis Obispo, CA 93401


SLO County Public Health

(HIV and Hep C testing for those at risk. STD clinic)
2191 Jonson Ave., SLO


T.H.E. Center (The Health Education Center) - SLO EOC

(Comprehensive reproductive health services)
705 Grand Ave., SLO
1152 E. Grand Ave., Arroyo Grande
Hotline: 800-549-8989
Teenline: 805-549-9579
24-hour hotline: 1-800-549-8989

HIV/AIDS and STI Resources
General Health (low cost health services)
Mental Health and Recovery

Cal Poly Community Counseling Center

(individual, couple, family and child counseling. Sliding scale fee).
(805) 756-1532


Community Counseling Center

(short-term, low cost counseling)
1129 Marsh St. SLO
(805) 543-7969


County Mental Health Services

(Mental Health and drug related services. Outpatient couseling, case mangagement and services and crisis intervention)
2178 Johnson Ave., SLO
(805) 781-4700
1106 B Grand Ave., Arroyo Grande
(805) 473-7060
5575 Hospital Way, Atascadero
(805) 461-6060


Drug and Alcohol Services

2180 Johnson Avenue

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 781-4275


Cal Poly Queer Student Union

(Spectrum strives to provide a system of support for the San Luis Obispo gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, questioning, queer, and genderqueer communities, as well as straight allies.)


Central Coast Mens Potluck

(Potluck gathering of local gay men.)


Equality California (EQCA)

(Statewide organization promoting gay rights.)



(The Gay and Lesbian Alliance of the Central Coast. Local resource for LGBTQ people.)
Address: 11573 Los Osos Valley Rd. Suite B. San Luis Obispo, CA. 93401
Phone: (805) 541-4252


Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

National organization promoting safe schools


Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

(Promotes equal rights for LGBTQ people)


Lambda Legal

(Promotes civil rights through litigation.)
Western office: 213-382-7600


Pacific Pride Foundation

(Santa Barbara county LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS resource.)
Calendar of events -


PFLAG Central Coast Chapter

(Support & advocacy programs for friends and family of LGBTQ persons.)
Central Coast Chapter Hotline - 805-438-3889


The Trevor Project

Suicide prevention hotline


TranzCentralCoast (TCC)

This is a support group for transgendered and their family and friends. It meets every 3rd Saturday of the month.
Call GALA for more info. 541-4252


Transgender Law Center

Promotes rights specifically for the trans community.


Q Youth Group

(This group serves Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender youth between ages 13 and 23. They meet downtown SLO at the Ludwick Community center every Thursday night at 7:00 PM. 864 Santa Rosa St. at the corner of Mill and Santa Rosa.)
Call GALA for more info. 805-541-4252

LGBT Religious Groups

Atascadero Community Church, United Church of Christ

(Open and Affirming Congregation)
5850 Rosario Avenue, Atascadero, CA 93422


Congregational United Church of Christ

(LGBTQ accepting church in SLO)
11245 Los Osos Valley Road
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405



(Gay and Lesbian Episcopalians)
Meetings every 3rd Sunday

Crisis Intervention

Hotline of SLO

(24 hour telephone crisis intervention)
(805) 549-4499


Rape and Incest National Network (RAINN)

Hotline: 800-656-4673


Sexual Assault Recovery and Prevention (SARP) Center of SLO

(Crisis intervention and treatement for survivors of sexual assault)
11573 Los Osos Valley Rd. Ste. D, SLO
(805) 545-8888


The Trevor Project

Suicide prevention hotline


Womens Shelter of SLO County

(emergency assistance and shelter for ANYONE, male or female who is the victim of abuse)
(805) 461-1338
(805) 781-6400

Other Community Resources

Hospice Grief Support Group

Grief support and end of life care
1304 Pacific Street, San Luis Obispo
Wednesdays form 6:30-8:00 PM
805-544-2266 or 805-434-1164


Hospice Partners of the Central Coast

End-of-life care needs.
A not-for-profit, State licensed, Medicare & Medi-cal Certified Hospice Agency


Syringe Exchange

SLO Public Health Department
2191 Johnson St. SLO
(in rear parking lot)


Food Bank Coalition

(for local referrals to food banks)


United Way of San Luis Obispo

Local resources in our community
1288 Morro, #10
San Luis Obispo