Take Pride in Your Health
Services range from free HIV testing and safer sex supplies to assistance with Covered California/Medi-Cal enrollment and culturally responsive trainings.
For more information, visit the information below or ✉ E-mail our Health Programs team.
Health Programs @ The Center
The Center strives to prevent new infections, especially among youth and high-risk groups. The Center offers free walk-in HIV and Hep C testing Monday-Friday, 12-4 p.m., at the Center. Appointments are recommended to avoid waiting. The Center also provides mobile testing throughout Sacramento and Yolo Counties at special events. Testing is free and quick. In as little as 20 minutes, community members will know their status. HIV/HCV testing and counseling is also available in Spanish.
Embrace community group provides HIV affected individuals with ongoing support and meets the 1st Saturday of each month, 6-9 p.m. Activities include a BBQs, potlucks, conversation and movies. The group also participates in yearly events outside the Center, such as white water rafting trips. E-mail Embrace to learn more.
All About PrEP
PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), is a drug regimen for people who do not have HIV but who are at-risk of infection. Check out informational videos, cost details and prescribing providers.
Center Online Health Forum:
The Center’s online health forum seeks to connect LGBT people to accessible and medically accurate, health-focused information to empower and build aware and healthy community members. Join the discussion on our Facebook page.
In addition to in-person groups, the Center oversees our online form of support for HIV positive individuals with the Positives Around Sacramento Support Integrating Online Networking (PASSION) Project. We are here to connect and increase education for LGBT people living with HIV/AIDS to grow a community with communication, compassion, and affirming health and social resources. E-mail our health programs team for more information on this private and closed group.
Enrollment help with Covered California during the enrollment period. Click here to see if you qualify.
Coverage changes due to special life circumstances are available year-round. Click here to learn more about special enrollment.
Center counselors can also help with Medi-Cal enrollment, which is open year-round. Click here to see if you qualify for Medi-Cal.
Click here to order your test kit.
The Center provides workshops for anyone who wishes to feel more ready, willing and able to help someone who is at risk of suicide through the use of the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST). More than 1,000,000 caregivers have participated in these two-day interactive, practice-oriented workshops.
The following are additional suicide prevention resources: