Long Beach: AHF Expands Wellness Center Services Offering Free STD/HIV Screening & Treatment

Community Open House, Tuesday, March 10th 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

The Long Beach AHF Wellness Center, which offers free HIV and STD testing and treatment, officially expands services to Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 11:00AM – 7:00PM at the AHF Healthcare Center at 3500 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach CA. 90804

LONG BEACH, Calif.--()--The AHF Long Beach Wellness Center, 3500 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach CA. 90804, in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Public Health Department offers free HIV and STD testing and treatment and is operated by AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF).

WHAT:

 

COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE celebrating NEW, EXPANDED DAYS & TESTING HOURS

AHF Long Beach Wellness Center expands hours & days free screenings for STDs and HIV

WHERE:

 

AHF Long Beach Wellness Center, 3500 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA 90804

WHEN:

 

OPEN HOUSE, TUESDAY, March 10th 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Expanded LB Wellness Center hours: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

“Our March 10th Open House provides an excellent opportunity for the community to tour the facilities, meet our staff, enjoy some food and beverages and join us as we celebrate our expanded services,” said Patricia D. Bermúdez, MBA, Senior Regional Director, Western Region for AHF.

AHF Wellness Centers provide access to the community for confidential and free testing for HIV and STDs including Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis. The clinic also offers free treatment for STDs as well as, Linkage to HIV Primary Care and Partner Notification Services.

In 2017 – 2018, Los Angeles County, of which the City of Long Beach is incorporated, has seen a 5% rise in Chlamydia and Gonorrhea cases; and a 20% rise in Syphilis infections.

“Routine screening for HIV and STDs is important for anyone who is sexually active,” said Whitney Engeran-Cordova, Senior Director of AHF’s Public Health Division. “We routinely see patients at the Wellness Center that were unaware that they had an STD. Because STDs often times go unnoticed, can result in serious health complications if left untreated, routine screenings provide an important mechanism to protect your health, as well as that of your partners.”

AHF operates 24 Wellness Centers in nine states, including Florida, California, Illinois, Mississippi, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington and the District of Columbia. For more information about Wellness Center services and locations, please visit www.freestdcheck.org.

AHF LONG BEACH WELLNESS CENTER
3500 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA 90804
562-494-4983
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
11:00AM – 7:00PM

Additional location information can be found at www.freeSTDcheck.org.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, currently provides medical care and/or services to over 1.3 million individuals in 45 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, the Asia/Pacific Region and Eastern Europe. To learn more about AHF, please visit our website: www.aidshealth.org, find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth and follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @aidshealthcare

Contacts

Ged Kenslea, Senior Director, Communications, AHF
+1.323.308.1833 work
+1.323.791.5526 mobile
gedk@aidshealth.org

Release Summary

Long Beach: AHF Expands Wellness Center Services Offering Free STD/HIV Screening & Treatment; Community Open House, Tues., March 10 11 am to 3 pm

Contacts

Ged Kenslea, Senior Director, Communications, AHF
+1.323.308.1833 work
+1.323.791.5526 mobile
gedk@aidshealth.org