Take Pride in Your Health
Center health programs provide a variety of information, resources and sexual health education to community members.
Services range from free HIV & HEP C testing and safer sex supplies and culturally responsive trainings.
Health Programs @ The Center
The Center strives to prevent new infections, especially among youth and high-risk groups. The Center offers free HIV and HEP C testing Monday-Friday. Please email our health programs team below or call (916) 442-0185 to schedule an appointment.
The Center offers mobile HIV and HCV testing at various health fairs and community events throughout Sacramento and Yolo Counties. Health staff can also provide LGBT sexual health education throughout the greater Sacramento area. To request health programs at an event, e-mail our health team.
In addition to free HIV testing, Center programs support those living with HIV, reduces stigma associated with HIV, improves access to culturally responsive health resources, and improves health coverage rates in the LGBTQ community. Program options include:
Embrace community group provides HIV affected individuals with ongoing support. 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 Health Programs 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.E-mail Health Programs to learn more. Check out informational videos, cost details and prescribing providers.
Partner Services Counseling: Health staff certified to provide partner services education and information for people living with HIV/AIDS to assist in the disclosure of their status to their partner(s). Staff also encourages partner(s) to obtain testing, and provide education about HIV/AIDS to friends, family, and community.
The Don’t Think, Know test kit is a free and convenient way for anyone with a uterus to get tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea in the privacy and comfort of your home. Results can be obtained online or by phone within a week. The test kit can be mailed anywhere in Sacramento County. Click here to be re-directed to Sacramento County Website.
Our community continues to grieve as youth, adults and elders take their lives. Faced with exclusion from common rights, privileges and social acceptance, many people who identify as LGBTQ experience a sense of disconnection and even worthlessness.
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: