Oakland Wellness Center Adds Days, Extends Hours

The Oakland Wellness Center of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is increasing access to free testing and treatment for HIV/STDs with new extended hours.

The specialized clinic will now be open five days per week for confidential and free testing for HIV and STDs including Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. The clinic also offers free treatment for STDs.

“Routine screening for HIV and STDs is important for anyone who is sexually active,” said Christopher Mejia, Senior Regional Program Manager for AHF’s Public Health Division. “We routinely see patients at the Wellness Center who were unaware that they had an STD. Because STDs oftentimes go unnoticed, and 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 partner.”

The Oakland Wellness Center is open Monday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at 238 E. 18th St.in Oakland, inside the Out of the Closet Thrift Store. For information call (510) 251-8678

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