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Specialty Care

HIV Care

HIV screening and support doesn’t need to be scary – we’re here to help.

Telemedicine: Certain HIV care services may be done remotely. Contact us to learn more.

Getting an HIV test is the only way to know if you have HIV. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that you should be tested for HIV at least once. The CDC also recommends that you be tested more frequently if you are having unprotected sex or sharing needles. At VCC, we offer confidential, quick and low or no-cost HIV testing. If you do test positive, our wide-range of medical and support services provide you with all the help you need to get treated.

Counseling and Testing

  • Confidential, rapid HIV testing (results within 20 minutes) as well as standard testing
  • Testing at all clinic locations in Vista, Oceanside, Lake Elsinore, and La Habra
  • Immediate support and follow-up for those who test HIV-positive

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

  • PrEP is a way for people who do not have HIV, but are at substantial risk of getting it, to prevent HIV infection by taking a pill once a day
  • When taken consistently, PrEP is 90% effective at preventing HIV infection
  • We offer PrEP treatment, insurance enrollment assistance, and other support services
  • To learn more, call (760) 631-5000 x 2000

Health Services

  • Complete primary medical care
  • Laboratory services
  • Referrals to specialty care as needed
  • Dental services
  • To learn more, call (760) 631-5000 x 7000

Support Services

  • The Coordinated Services Center (at VCC: Coast) includes referrals to legal aid, mental health and Medical Nutrition Therapy for HIV-positive individuals
  • Support groups
  • Case management for HIV-positive and high-risk HIV-negative individuals
  • Risk-reduction counseling
  • Referrals to additional services

Payment for Services

  • Assistance for HIV-positive clients in accessing funds for medical services
  • Sources of funding include the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program for the uninsured, Medi-Cal, Covered California programs, private insurance, and the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP)
  • Sliding fee scale for clients who are uninsured and do not qualify for these programs

Locations

HIV Testing

  • VCC: Grapevine
  • VCC: Vale Terrace
  • VCC: Pier View
  • VCC: North River
  • VCC: Horne
  • VCC: Lake Elsinore
  • VCC: The Gary Center

HIV Primary Care and Support Services

  • VCC: Horne

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