STD/HIV Clinics and Testing
A $25 registration fee (cash and checks only) is expected at time of service. Please see fee schedule.
No appointment necessary! Walk-in clinic.
Please note that the Edison STD Clinic will be closed the following dates due to scheduled holidays:
Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
Thursday, November 27th, 2014
Thursday, December 25th, 2014
Tuesday TESTING Only Clinic: No doctor will be available. Standard testing includes Rapid HIV (finger-stick), chlamydia and gonorrhea (urine specimen). Testing for syphilis, hepatitis C, and/or herpes will require an additional fee.
Thursday SYMPTOM Clinic: This means that we will see patients with symptoms of an STD, such as pain, itching, oozing, rash, need medicine or need to see a doctor, and will include testing if necessary. If you only want to be tested for STDs/HIV and do not need to see a doctor, please come on our Tuesday Testing Only Clinic.
STD Clinic FAQ
**If you have been a victim of sexual assault please contact the Keller Center at (650) 573-2623.
HIV Testing Van
Testing on Demand means that you can call the testing van counselors to arrange a time and location to meet for a test or results. Our services include HIV Screening (rapid), Hepatitis C (rapid) and Syphilis screening, and needle exchange. We offer confidential and anonymous testing. Call us today at (650) 619-9125.
Other testing locations
In San Mateo County
- Daly City Youth Center (Daly City)
- Sequoia Teen Wellness Center (Redwood City)
- Planned Parenthood (San Mateo & Redwood City)
- Fair Oaks Health Center (Redwood City)
- Ravenswood Clinic (East Palo Alto)
Outside San Mateo County
- San Francisco City Clinic
- Santa Clara County STD Clinic
- Berkeley Free Clinic
- National Testing Sites (type in your zip code to find a clinic near you)
- Recursos nacionales para las pruebas del VIH y las Enfermedades Transmitidas Sexualmente
Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a way for people who do not have HIV to help prevent HIV infection by taking a pill every day. The pill contains two medicines that are also used, in combination with other medicines, to treat HIV. When someone is exposed to HIV through sex or injection drug use, PrEP can help stop the virus from establishing a permanent infection. When used consistently, PrEP has been shown to greatly reduce the risk of HIV infection in people who are at substantial risk. PrEP is much less effective when it is not taken consistently.
PrEP is a powerful HIV prevention tool, and can be combined with condoms and other prevention methods to provide even greater protection than when used alone. People who use PrEP must commit to taking the drug daily and seeing their health care provider every 3 months for HIV testing and other follow-up.
For more information please read, The Questions about PrEP.
Mobile Clinic Schedule
Convenient and confidential medical care. Schedule subject to change, please call to confirm time and place. Clients are seen on a walk-in basis. Services offered: Health Illness and Injury Treatment, Blood Pressure Screenings, Sugar Screenings (for diabetes), Vaccinations, Tuberculosis Testing, Birth Control, Pregnancy Testing and Counseling, Health Advise and Referral to Local Medical Centers.
The STD/HIV Program has various HIV positive resources available for both providers and patients. Please refer to our resource page for further information. No client will be denied services because of inability to pay.
STD/HIV Community Board
The San Mateo County HIV Program Community Board, a Commission of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, is a volunteer group of individuals that represent the interests of persons living with HIV/AIDS in San Mateo County. The Board advises the San Mateo County STD/HIV Program and provides ongoing direction about program policy, planning and development of all HIV/AIDS prevention and care services for San Mateo County residents. Members of the Board attend quarterly meetings and serve on at least one of the Board’s committees.
The San Mateo County Youth Commission, in conjunction with the HIV Community Board, produced this video, featuring HIV+ residents of San Mateo County: