PrEP Services

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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 562.624.4999

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 99% (according to CDC). 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.

PEP Services

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
  • Behavioral/Mental Health
  • Housing Assistance
  • Home-based Care Management
CARE Dental
1027 Linden Avenue, Suite C
Long Beach, CA  90813
  • Two Full-Time Dentists
  • One Dental Hygienist
  • Referrals to Quality Endodontists  
CARE Clinic
1043 Elm Avenue, Suite 300
Long Beach, CA  90813
  • Infectious Disease Care
  • Hepatitis C Screening and Treatment
  • HIV Screening and Treatment
  • HIV Prevention Services (PrEP & PEP)
  • Psychiatric Care
  • Case Management
  • Health Benefits Enrollment (including ADAP and Covered California)
  • Food & Nutrition Services

Learn More About PrEP Services

Connect to a PrEP Navigator today. Call 562.624.4999.