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PrEP Services


The CARE Center at Dignity Health - St. Mary Medical Center has been recognized by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors as a Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Center of Excellence.

HIV Prevention takes PrEP. Connect with a patient navigator today by calling 562.453.0094

About PrEP

According to the Centers for Disease Control, PrEP is a once-daily medication taken by persons who do not live with HIV that prevents HIV infection by up to 92%. Despite its effectiveness and growing popularity, there remains a need to increase PrEP use nationally and in Los Angeles County in order to make significant progress in the fight against HIV.

CARE will offer all services related to PrEP for persons whether they are uninsured or underinsured patients through the support of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Long Beach is one of the most impacted communities by HIV in Los Angeles County. According to Public Health, in 2012, Long Beach had more new infections than any other region in LA County.

CARE also offers post-exposure prophylaxis, or PEP, to individuals who have recently had a potential HIV exposure in the past three days. Visit the CARE Clinic Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. For after-hours exposure concerns, go to the emergency room.

About the CARE Center

CARE is Long Beach’s largest HIV-specialty clinic that has been serving the area for over 30 years. CARE is a non-profit hospital-based HIV program that is directly funded by federal, state and county grants along with private donations. To make a tax-deductible donation to support these services visit the CARE 21 Society. CARE provides culturally-competent and high-quality care to all people impacted by HIV and associated chronic illnesses.

CARE Program
1045 Atlantic Ave, Suite 1016
Long Beach, CA 90813
562.624.4900
  • Behavioral/Mental Health
  • Housing Assistance
  • Home-based Care Management
  • Emergency Room Testing Support
CARE Dental
1027 Linden Avenue, Suite C
Long Beach, CA  90813
562.624.4949
  • Two Full-Time Dentists
  • One Dental Hygienist
  • Referrals to Quality Endodontists  
   
CARE Clinic
1043 Elm Avenue, Suite 300
Long Beach, CA  90813
562.624.4999
  • Infectious Disease Care
  • Hepatitis C Screening and Treatment
  • HIV Screening and Treatment
  • HIV Prevention Services (PrEP & PEP)
  • Psychiatric Care
  • Case Management
  • Health Benefits
  • Food & Nutrition Services

Learn More About PrEP Services

Connect to a PrEP Navigator today. Call 562.453.0094.