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Several organizations offer free or low-cost health care services to gay men in Los Angeles County. AIDS Healthcare Foundation operates the largest number of clinics and service centers, which are focused on HIV and sexually transmitted diseases. It and several other organizations also offer dental services. Those who focus, at least in part, on gay men are listed below. While most offer “walk-in” treatment, it’s always wise to call ahead to make sure operating hours haven’t change. Usually, you can get seen more quickly if you make an appointment.  If you have health insurance, you might want to contact the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, which maintains a database of “gay-friendly” medical providers.  Call the Center at (323) 993-7500 or send an e-mail to healthservices@lagaycenter.org with a request for a referral.

AIDS HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) provides free health services, including testing for HIV and sexually transmitted diseases, at 11 locations in Greater Los Angeles and dental services in downtown L.A. Its Greater Los Angeles locations are listed below in order of their distance from West Hollywood:

AHF Healthcare Center – Hollywood
(Meningitis vaccinations are also offered here)
1300 N. Vermont Ave., Suite 407, Los Angeles 90027
(323) 662-0492
Open 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

AHF Healthcare Center – West Adams Carl Bean House
2146 West Adams Blvd., Los Angeles 90018
(323) 766-2170
Open 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays.

AHF Healthcare Center – Valley
4835 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 200, Sherman Oaks 91403
(818) 380-2626
Open 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Open 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays.

AHF Healthcare Center Downtown
1400 S. Grand Ave., Suite 801, Los Angeles 90015
(213) 741-9727
Open 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

AHF Dental Clinic
1414 S. Grand Ave., Suite 485, Los Angeles 90015
(213) 744-1752
Open 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

AHF Healthcare Center – Redondo Beach
520 North Prospect Ave., Suite 209, Redondo Beach 90277
(310) 374.5475
Open Mondays from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

AHF Healthcare Center El Monte
3131 Santa Anita Ave., Suite 109, El Monte 91733
(626) 444-9453
Open Mondays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 1 to 5:30 p.m.

AHF Healthcare Center – Whittier
9200 Colima Rd., Suite 106, Whittier 90603
(562) 693-2654
Open Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

AHF Healthcare Center – Long Beach
3500 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach 90804
(562) 494-3413
Open Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

AHF Healthcare Center – Upland
8263 Grove Ave., Suite 201, Rancho Cucamonga 91730
(909) 579-0708
Open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. top 5:30 p.m.

AHF Healthcare Center – Antelope Valley
1669 West Avenue J, Suite 301, Lancaster 93534
(661) 723.3244
Open Thursdays 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

APLA HEALTH

APLA Health offers a wide range of services to LGBTQ people at seven locations across Los Angeles County.  They include medical, dental, counseling and HIV/AIDS testing and support services. The locations and services are as follows:

APLA Health – Gleicher/Chen Health Center
3743 S. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90016
(323) 329-9900
Services include free and low-cost medical, dental, and counseling, PrEP/PEP, HIV testing/STD screening and treatment, health education, health insurance assistance.

APLA Health – Long Beach Health Center
1043 Elm Ave., Suite 302 (on St. Mary Medical Center campus)
Long Beach, CA 90813
(562) 247-7740
Services include free and low-cost medical, dental, and counseling, PrEP/PEP, HIV testing/STD screening and treatment, health education, health insurance assistance.

APLA Health – The David Geffen Center
611 S. Kingsley Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90005
(213) 201-1600
Services include free and low-cost counseling.  Additional support services for people living with HIV are also available.

APLA Health – Wilshire Dental Clinic
1127 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1504
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213_ 201-1388
Free and low-cost dental services

APLA Health – S. Mark Taper Foundation Center Dental Clinic
1741 E. 120th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90059
(323) 564-4478
Free and low-cost dental services

APLA Health -West Hollywood
1151 N. La Brea Ave.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(213) 201-1450
Services include free and low-cost counseling. Call for an appointment.

APLA Health – Education Center
3741 S. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90016
(next door to the Gleicher/Chen Health Center)
(213) 201-1600
Services include sexual health education, including social support groups,  PrEP information, assistance in making medical appointments, and more.

LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has facilities across the county. Listed here are those that cover the areas where  L.A. County’s gay men typically live.

LA Metro Region facilities serve the communities of Boyle Heights, Central City, Downtown LA, Echo Park, El Sereno, Hollywood, Mid-City Wilshire, Monterey Hills, Mount Washington, Silver Lake, West Hollywood and Westlake. Services include free HIV/STD testing and STD treatment. Call to determine hours of operation.

Central Health Center
241 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles 90012
(213) 240-8204

Hollywood/Wilshire Health Center
Offers meningitis vaccinations
5205 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles 90038
(323) 769-7800

The DPH’s San Fernando Valley facilities serve the communities of Burbank, Calabasas, Canoga Park, Canyon Country, Encino, Glendale, La Cañada-Flintridge, North Hollywood, San Fernando, Sherman Oaks, Sun Valley, Van Nuys and Woodland Hills among others. Services include free HIV/STD testing and STD treatment. all to determine hours of operation.

Glendale Health Center
501 N. Glendale Ave., Glendale 91206
(818) 500-5762

North Hollywood Health Center
Offers meningitis vaccinations
5300 Tujunga Ave., North Hollywood 91601
(818) 766-3982

Pacoima Health Center
13300 Van Nuys Blvd., Pacoima 91331
(818) 896-1903

 

LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER

The Center offers HIV/STD testing and STD treatment weekdays 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. at two convenient locations:

McDonald/Wright Buiding

1625 N. Schrader Blvd., Los Angeles 90028


Center-WeHo

8745 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood 90069

To reduce wait time, appointments are encouraged and can be made by calling (323) 993-7500. Walk-ins are also welcome.

If you’re interested in PrEP, you can schedule a free PrEP consultation at appt.prephere.org or drop by.

In addition to HIV/STD testing and STD treatment, the Center offers primary care services. Medi-Cal, Medicare, most major insurance plans, and some HMOs are accepted. Please call (323) 993-7500 for more information.

 

SABAN COMMUNITY CLINIC

The Saban Community Clinic provides confidential and affordable testing for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections and treatment at three Los Angeles area locations. It also provides dental care (call (323) 653-1990 to make an appointment.)

Saban Community Clinic, Beverly Health Center
8405 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles 90048
(323) 653-1990 appointment line
Open Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Fridays 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saban Community Clinic, S. Mark Taper Foundation Health Center
6043 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles 90028
(323) 653-1990 appointment line
Open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saban Community Clinic, Wallis Annenberg Children and Family Health Center at Hollywood Wilshire Health Center
5205 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles 90038
(323) 653-1990 appointment line
MEDICAL SERVICE HOURS – Open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
DENTAL SERVICE HOURS – Open Mondays through Thursdays from 11:45 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Fridays 8:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays 7:45 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

 

About The Author:

Henry E. (Hank) Scott is publisher and editor of GayLifeLA.com and WEHOville.com. Scott has a long career as a journalist and media business executive, serving as vice president for new media/new product development at The New York Times and president of Out Publishing, former publisher of Out magazine.

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