Advisory re: HIV/STD Testing at the Center

If you’re someone who uses the free HIV/STD testing services of the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center in Hollywood or West Hollywood—or you know someone who does—I’ve got some exciting and important developments to share.

We have begun renovations of the third floor of our McDonald/Wright headquarters building in Hollywood, including the Jeffrey Goodman Special Care Clinic, to meet the increased demand for our leading-edge medical services, including free HIV/STD testing.

During the renovations, expected to last about 5 months, HIV/STD testing capacity at the McDonald/Wright building will be slightly reduced. Walk-in visits for rapid testing are still available there, but to minimize the wait time, I’m encouraging people to schedule a convenient appointment or visit The Spotin West Hollywood where we have added staff and extended our hours of operation until 8 p.m.

To make an appointment at the McDonald/Wright building or to learn the approximate wait time at both facilities, please call 323-860-5855. Free, validated parking is offered at each location.

I’m proud to be a part of an organization that provides breakthrough medical services like our free advanced HIV test that can detect infection as early as seven days after exposure. And the expansion of our Jeffrey Goodman Special Care Clinic and other medical facilities is a big and important step forward to serving more people in need than ever before.

Thank you for being a part of the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center family as we continue to grow our programs and services for all LGBT people!


Christopher Brown, MBA, MPH
Director of Health and Mental Health Services
L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center


Monday- Friday*
Noon- 8 p.m.**
(*Except the first Friday of the month, when The Spot closes at 3 p.m.)
(**For STD testing only, please arrive at least 30 minutes before closing)

Testing is available on a walk-in basis only. Free validated parking is available at the West Hollywood City Parking Garage, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd. (next to the new library).



11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Testing is available on a walk-in basis, but we encourage you to make an appointment by calling 323-860-5855 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Free validated parking is available at the lot next to the building.

For more information about getting tested at the Center, visit freetesting.orgor call 323-860-5855

One thought on “Advisory re: HIV/STD Testing at the Center

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s