Testing

FREE HIV and Hepatitis C Testing at the Access Support Network

  • Monday-Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm ​

 

Due to California State budget cuts, HIV tests are available on a very limited basis through the San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department. Free anonymous testing is available at SLO Co. Public Health Department, 2180 Johnson Ave. (inside old General Hospital - follow Family Planning / STD Clinic signs), on Monday’s from 1:00 pm —2:30 pm and Wednesday’s 9:30 am – 11:00 am.

 

NOTE: Primary Care Physicians will test upon request if you prefer.

 

HIV/Hep C Testing FAQs:

  • How much does it cost? FREE! Testing is always free, though donations are always appreciated.

  • Do I need an appointment?  No, walk-ins are welcome, but you can call to make an appointment to guarantee being seen at a specific time.

  • How long will it take to get my results? It will take 20-40 minutes to run one or both tests and receive results. Results from conventional blood tests take one to two weeks.

  • Can I bring my partner in with me when I test? Your partner/friend/relative may accompany you to the clinic, but no one else may be in the room with you and the test counselor during your assessment and result disclosure. 

  • Does my parent or guardian have to come with me if I'm not 18 years old? NO. California law allows anyone 13 years of age and older to test for HIV anonymously.

  • Will my name be used or reported if I come back positive? Our testing is confidential (a signature and initials are taken for the consent form to test). If your test comes back preliminary positive for HIV or Hep C antibodies, a confirmatory test is offered.  All confirmed positive results must be forwarded by name to the California Department of Health Services to estimate the rates of HIV or Hepatitis C in the state.  The state health department will then remove all personal information about you and share the remaining non-identifying information with CDC. CDC does not share this information with anyone else, including insurance companies.

 

 

Syringe Exchange Participants

 

San Luis Obispo County

2180 Johnson Ave

(inside old General Hospital— follow Family Planning Clinic Signs)

Services Offered:  Syringe Access. HIV Testing. HCV Services.
Hours:  5:30 – 7:30, every Wednesday
Fees:  Free

Monterey County

Chinatown Health Service Center

115 E. Lake Street Salinas, CA

Services Offered: Syringe Services including exchange, Naloxone distribution, HIV and HCV Testing and linkage to care services. 

Hours: Monday and Friday 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM 

HIV Testing

Other Locations with HIV Testing

San Luis Obispo County Public Health

 

2180 Johnson Ave

(inside old General Hospital— follow Family Planning Clinic Signs)

 

Monday:  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Wednesday:  9:30 am - 11:30 am 

Hep C Testing

The SLO Hep C Project

(805) 543-4372

 

The Center

(805) 544-2478

 

Planned Parenthood

(888) 898-3806

 

Public Health Department Family Clinic

(805) 748-4878

The test is quick, easy, and, thanks to generous funding from Dignity Health Community Grants Program, confidential Hep C testing is now available to you FREE at locations throughout SLO County!

 

Call us or any of our community partners and we’ll get you connected to a testing site near you!

1320 Nipomo Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401  |  (805) 781-3660

340 Church Street, Salinas, CA 93901 | (831) 975-5016

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