Sometimes the LGBTQ community may feel reluctant to seek out health services for many different reasons. In this blog, we at Student Health Services want to let anyone that may identify as LGBTQ that we are here for support, offer free health resources, and can refer to outside places that offer free services as well.
The Student Health Services provides free or low cost general medical care for all students at CSULB. We provide confidential, quality medical care by licensed providers. You can schedule appointments by calling, from our website or by walking in. We also offer free health education counseling about STIs, HIV, safer sex, and partner communication. Additionally, we offer free HIV tests Monday-Thursday each week. These appointments are 30 minutes and are completely confidential.
Looking to go somewhere off campus? The LGBTQ Center on 4th Street in Long Beach offers:
· Free support groups, workshops, and even counseling.
· Free walk in HIV testing
· Free STI testing. Just call and make an appointment at (562)-434-4455.
Another clinic in Long Beach that specializes in care for LGBTQ persons is the Long Beach Health Center on the St. Mary’s Medical Center Campus on Elm Avenue.
Ever heard of PrEP? PrEP is a more recent prevention method in which people that do NOT have HIV take a pill daily to reduce their risk of becoming infected. There are many local areas where one can get on PrEP. To find a location near you go to:
Health encompasses many aspects from physical to mental, and it is very important to know where to seek help if wanted or needed. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions, we are here to help!
Health Resource Center: (562) 985-4609 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
By Marisol Gutierrez