HIV, STD and Hepatitis Branch

STD TESTING AND CLINICAL SERVICES

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • On November 22, 2017 the Rosecrans clinic will be open from 7:30am - 4:00pm and the North Coastal clinic will be open from 9:00am - 4:00pm.
  • As of July 1, 2017, STD clinic fees increased to $40.00 at all clinic locations.
  • The North Coastal STD clinic is temporarily in a new location:
    • 3609 Ocean Ranch Blvd, Suite 104, Oceanside, 92056. Clinic hours remain the same.
  • The Rosecrans STD clinic is implementing a new 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.

To protect your health information, we require a photo ID when checking in at all clinics.

FEE

Effective July 1, 2017, the STD clinic fee is $40 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. The Rosecrans clinic accepts cash, check and credit/debit card payments. At all other locations, only cash and checks are accepted. There is no fee for HIV testing only.

MAKE 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.

AHORRE TIEMPO! Imprimé y llene los formularios de registro antes de llegar a la clínica.

 

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HIV TESTING INFORMATION

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.

Locations and times of HIV testing.

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.

CLINIC LOCATIONS AND HOURS

PLEASE NOTE: All clinics may close early if capacity is met. Please arrive well before closing time.

     PDF:  Locations and Hours (Ubicaciones y Horario)

County Health Services Complex  (Rosecrans)
3851 Rosecrans St., Suite S, San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 692-8550
   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
(619) 229-5400
    Tuesdays: 1 pm– 7:30 pm
    Fridays: 10 am–4 pm

South Region Public Health Center
690 Oxford St. Chula Vista, CA 91911
(619) 409-3110
    Thursdays: 12 pm–6 pm 

North Coastal Public Health Center
3609 Ocean Ranch Blvd, Oceanside, CA 92056
(760) 967-4401
    Wednesdays: 12:30 pm–7:30 pm

CLINIC CLOSURES

ALL CLINICS WILL BE CLOSED ON THE FOLLOWING DAYS IN 2017:
 
  • January 2 - New Year Holiday
  • January 16 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • February 20 - Washington's Birthday 
  • March 31 - Cesar Chavez Day 
  • May 29 - Memorial Day 
  • July 4 - Independence Day 
  • September 4 - Labor Day 
  • September 21 - Staff Training
  • November 10 - Veterans Day
  • November 23 and 24 - Thanksgiving
  • December 25 - Christmas

GETTING YOUR TEST RESULTS

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.

 

CONFIDENTIALITY

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.

FOR CLINICIANS

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. 

MORE INFORMATION

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 September 5, 2017.