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:
The Health Department can notify the individual's partner(s) for them anonymously;
The individual can get coaching to tell their partner(s) themselves; or
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 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.
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.
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.
Orange County Health Care Agency Phone Numbers
AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Provides drugs to HIV individuals who cannot afford them.
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.
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
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