HIV Services in Santa Cruz, CA
Westside Health Center offers the following services:
- HIV testing
- HIV education
- HIV referrals
Here’s what you need to know about HIV testing at this health center:
Rapid HIV testing can be done with a blood sample taken from a finger stick. The results are available in 10-40 minutes.
HIV testing is done by a blood draw. The results are available in days.
HIV counseling referral services are available.
HIV treatment referral services are available.
Counseling and anonymous (without your name) or confidential (private) testing for HIV are provided by trained staff who are sensitive to your needs and concerns.
Results must be given in person.
The rapid HIV test result is either negative (no infection) or reactive (possible infection).
If the rapid HIV test is reactive, your blood will need to be drawn. Results will be available in 1 to 2 weeks.
Instead of a rapid HIV test, you may choose to have your blood drawn and return in 1 to 2 weeks for the results.
This health center offers PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), a daily pill that individuals at increased risk for HIV can take to prevent HIV infection. Get tested and ask about it!
Prices and Payment Information
Please contact this health center for HIV services pricing information.
Payment is expected at time of service unless other arrangements have been made.
Some HIV services may be covered by your insurance. If you want to use your insurance, please be sure to have your insurance information at the time of your visit.