STD TESTING AND CLINICAL SERVICES
- To protect your health information, as of Monday, April 25 we will require a photo ID when checking in at all clinics.
- The Rosecrans STD clinic is in the process of implenting an Electronic Health Record system. This will temporarily reduce our capacity to see patients. We appreciate your patience!
SERVICES: All clinics offer testing and treatment for most STDs, vaccines for HPV and hepatitis A and B, and HIV testing. All services are offered on the basis of risk assessments, physical examinations, and/or laboratory test results.
Our clinics DO NOT perform asymptomatic herpes testing, HPV testing, PAP smears, or provide birth control (other than condoms), treatment for general medicine/non-STD related issues, HIV treatment or pregnancy care.
FEE: $15 per visit for comprehensive STD and HIV testing (may be waived if you are unable to pay). The fee covers a physical examination and, if necessary, laboratory tests, treatments, vaccinations and any follow-up visits within 30 days. Our clinics do not accept insurance. Payment is by cash or check only. There is no fee for HIV testing only.
MAKING AN APPOINTMENT:
Same-day appointments can be
made for the
Rosecrans clinic by calling the appointment line at
(619) 692-8300 (hours below).Walk-in capacity at the
Rosecrans location is very limited, and we may not be able to see
you if you do not have an appointment.
You do not need an appointment for HIV testing only (including court-ordered testing) or to receive results from a previous visit. You may come into the Rosecrans clinic and be seen on a first come, first served basis.
If you are visiting the clinic for an immunization only, please arrive at least 1.5 hours before closing time. See below for clinic hours.
ROSECRANS APPOINTMENT LINE HOURS:
- Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 7:00am - 9:30am
- Wednesday: 10:00am - 12:30pm
- Thursday: 9:30am – 11:00am
The Central, North Coastal and South clinics only accept patients on a first come, first served basis.
SAVE TIME! Print and fill out clinic 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! Impreme y llene los formularios de registro antes de llegar a la clínica.
- Formulario de Registro de la Clínica de ETS
de Visita a la Clínica de ETS
de Evaluación del Cliente
All County of San Diego STD Clinics offer conventional blood testing for HIV. In addition, the Rosecrans clinic offers rapid HIV testing. You and your counselor will decide which is best. 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 Center.
BEFORE YOUR HIV TEST: 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. 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 wait 15-20 minutes before taking the oral rapid test or you
may have a rapid HIV test performed using finger stick blood.
TESTING IN THE COMMUNITY: The County of San Diego operates a mobile HIV testing unit which visits various locations throughout the county offering confidential HIV rapid testing. For dates, times and locations of the mobile unit, please call (619) 296-2120.
PLEASE NOTE: All clinics may close early if capacity is met. Please arrive well before closing time.
County Health Services Complex
3851 Rosecrans St., Suite S, San Diego, CA 92110
Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays: 7:30 am - 4 pm.
Wednesdays: 11 am - 7 pm.
Thursdays: 10 am - 4 pm.
Central Region Public Health Center
5202 University Ave., San Diego, CA 92105
Tuesdays: 1 pm– 7:30 pm
Fridays: 10 am–4 pm
Region Public Health Center
690 Oxford St. Chula Vista, CA 91911
Thursdays: 12 pm–6 pm
North Coastal Public Health Center
104 South Barnes St., Oceanside, CA 92054
Wednesdays: 12:30 pm–7:30 pm
January 1 - New Year Holiday.
- January 18 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- February 15 - Washington's Birthday
- March 31 - Cesar Chavez Day
- May 30 - Memorial Day
- July 4 - Independence Day
- September 5 - Labor Day
- November 11 - Veterans Day
- November 24 and 25 - Thanksgiving
- December 26 - Christmas
You might receive some STD test results on the day of your visit. Results from rapid HIV tests are typically available in 20 minutes. 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.
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 call (619) 692-5797.
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.
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.
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.
For information on reporting STDs and HIV, please visit our STD Case Reporting Information page.
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.
Last updated January 14, 2016.