Free Testings

Direct services include free, anonymous HIV and Hepatitis C rapid testing and up-to-date HIV/AIDS prevention and education.

We offer harm reduction counseling along with each test--with harm reduction, recovery and medical resource literature made available to all testing clients. Se habla Español. Spanish-speaking counselors are available.

Santa Barbara County Free Testing

  • Walk-in testing hours in Santa Barbara: Wednesdays, 3 - 6 PM
  • Walk-in testing hours in Santa Maria: Thursdays, 3 - 6 PM
  • Rapid testing is otherwise available by appointment. If you are unable to make it to test during the above times, please contact the testing staff at (805) 963-3636 to make an appointment.
  • All newly diagnosed clients are linked to follow-up care, including our Counseling at the PRIDE Center.

Last year we tested...

1800 people for HIV

600 people for Hep C

HIV & Hepatitis C Testing FAQs

  • How much does it cost?
    FREE! Testing is always free, though donations are always appreciated.

  • How long will it take to get my results?
    It will take 20-40 minutes to run the test and receive results. Results from conventional blood tests take one to two weeks.

  • Can I bring my partner in with me when I test?
    Your partner/friend/relative may accompany you to the clinic, but no one else may be in the room with you and the HIV test counselor during your assessment and result disclosure. 

  • Does my parent or guardian have to come with me if I'm not 18 years old?
    NO. California law allows anyone 13 years of age and older to test for HIV anonymously.

  • Will my name be used or reported if I come back positive?
    Our HIV testing is anonymous (no identifying information is taken). A number is given to each person. If your test comes back preliminary positive for HIV antibodies, a confirmatory test is offered. In this case, we will ask for identifying information that is kept confidential and nothing will be shared without your permission.

Your gift benefits the 10,000+ people we serve in Santa Barbara County each year.

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