The JWCH HIV testing and counseling program targets homeless individuals in the downtown Los Angeles area of Central City East commonly known as skid row. These services are provided at both JWCH medical clinics in the area and at various sites throughout the area by community health workers of the JWCH Institute's Medical Outreach Team. The following are the sites where testing is currently offered:
|Site:||* Clinic Hours:|
|JWCH’s Center for Community Health||During regular clinic hours|
|Wesley Health Centers - Lynwood||During regular clinic hours, with medical appointment|
|Wesley Health Centers - Bell Gardens||Tuesday 8:00AM - 5:00PM|
|Downtown Women’s Shelter||2nd Wednesday of the month, 9:00AM - -11:00AM|
|Hudson Comprehensive Health Center||Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:00AM - 5:00PM|
|Bathhouse Testing Schedule (various sites - see below)||Call for schedule.|
Health workers refer and assist clients who test positive for health services, case management and prevention education to reduce the progression and further spread of the virus. Clients who test negative are referred to the H.A.R.R.P behavior change program to receive information and education. All program participants also get referrals for various resources such as, housing, food, clothing and other social services, as needed.
Bath House Testing Project
JWCH provides HIV/STI testing, counseling and referrals to treatment at eight bathhouses in Los Angeles County. Our counselors provide testing and risk reduction counseling at the following sites and hours:
1650 Ivar Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028
615 Kohler St
Los Angeles, CA 90021
7169 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
510 W. Anaheim St
Wilmington, CA 90744
4424 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90029
3688 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
1037 N. Sycamore Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
132 E. 4th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
For further information and testing days and times, please call: (213) 353-1116.