HIV Care Clinic (17th Street Care)

   
   Open: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
          Tuesday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM 
  By Appointment Only: Call (714) 834-7991
  Phone:  HIV Care Clinic (714) 834-7991
             Partner Services (714) 834-7748 
  Address: Orange County Health Care Agency Clinic 
               1725 West 17th Street, 101F, Santa Ana, CA 92706
  Directions and Parking: Cross streets are 17th Street and College. Parking is available in the front of the building on 17th Street. Map and driving directions to the STD/HIV Clinic. OCTA Bus route 60 runs directly in front of the building. 

What services are offered at the HIV Care Clinic (17th Street Care)?

17th Street Care at the Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA) offers HIV outpatient medical care to uninsured HIV positive individuals over the age of 18. Our services include:

  • HIV medical care 
  • AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP)
  • Health Insurance Premium Payment and Cost Sharing Assistance Program
  • HIV Case Management
  • Referrals to supportive services
  • STD Testing and Treatment
  • Treatment Adherence Counseling
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • Outreach Services
  • HIV Partner Services (PS)

Additional HIV services are available in the community.

What if I need help telling my partner they may have been exposed to HIV or an STD?
Our HIV Partner Services (PS) is a free, voluntary, and confidential (anonymous) service that can help let an individual's sex and/or needle sharing partner(s) know they have been exposed to HIV/AIDS. 

PS can be done three ways: 

  1. The Health Department can notify the individual's partner(s) for them anonymously;
  2. The individual can get coaching to tell their partner(s) themselves; or
  3. The individual can have a trained counselor present to support them while have the conversation with their partner(s).

For more information or help with HIV Partner Services (PS) call (714) 834-7748.
 

What do I need to know before my visit?

Your visit is confidential. We want to make sure you get the right type of care that you need. So, it is important to clearly and honestly communicate the reason for your visit. Our staff is specially trained to provide HIV medical care. 

Appointments

  • Appointments are required for all visits except new enrollments. If you walk in, you may not be seen if our schedule is full.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time to allow for check in. 
  • If you arrive 15 minutes late for your appointment time, you may not be seen.
  • HIV services are free of charge, however you must complete eligibility every six months and have no source of medical insurance.
  • For initial enrollment you will be interviewed by staff in a confidential setting and asked to provide information such as name, address, telephone and additional medical questions. The initial enrollment can take up to approximately two (2) hours.

Hours

  • Some services are not available during lunch. Lunch hours are Monday – Friday from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

What do I need to bring with me to my visit?

Please fill out and bring registration forms with you for your visit. Bringing filled out forms to your visit will help decrease check in time.

Patient Registration Form   Client Assessment Questionnaire
                                                                             

If you are interested in PrEP and you are uninsured, you may fill out and bring the following application form and supporting documents to your clinic visit:

Where can I see my HIV test results?

HIV Results

  • When it comes to HIV results, no news is good news. If we need to contact you, make sure we have a good phone number and address to reach you at when checking in.
  • Calls for HIV results may come from multiple staff within our clinic, including medical assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, doctors, and public health investigators.
  • If we need to contact you about HIV results, expect a call about seven (7) days after your visit.

Contact Information

Orange County Health Care Agency Phone Numbers

AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP)
Provides drugs to HIV individuals who cannot afford them.
(714) 834-8456
Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
Medication to prevent HIV for individuals who are HIV-negative.
(714) 834-PrEP
(714) 834-7737
STD/HIV Partner Services
Provides help letting your partner(s) know they may have been exposed to an STD or HIV. 
(714) 834-PS4U
(714) 834-7748
HIV/AIDS Planning Council (HPC)
Help develop and guide HIV planning activities in Orange County.
(714) 834-8711

Other Resources

CDC-INFO (Centers for Disease Control Information)
CDC's national health information hotline provides answers to your questions regarding HIV, including how to protect yourself and where to get an HIV test. 

1-800-CDC-INFO (232-4636)
TTY: 1-888-232-6348
In English, en Español, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM EST, Monday through Friday

American Sexual Health Association
Information about STDs.
CDC - Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
Information and resources for STDs from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Living with HIV
Services and resources for individuals living with HIV.

Safely Using Sharps: What to Do If You Are Accidently Stuck By a Used Needle or Other Sharp

  • If you are accidently stuck by another person's used needle or other sharp:
    1. Wash the exposed area right away with water and soap or use a skin disinfectant (antiseptic) such as rubbing alcohol or hand sanitizer.
    2. Seek immediate medical attention by calling your physician or local hospital.

           Follow these same instructions if you get blood or other bodily fluids in your eyes, nose, mouth, or on your skin.

  • For more information on Safely Using Sharps: click here.

 

 

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Page Last Updated: September 12, 2018