Swab and Chill
Care and Support
The-Link.LA is a sexual health portal designed to connect members of the community with the services provided by the APLA Health Prevention Department. In an effort to enhance and broaden our reach, we created virtual platforms that assist with HIV testing, Linkage to HIV Care, Transgender Support Services, Substance Use/Abuse, and Biomedical HIV Prevention (PrEP and PEP).
Our goal is to remove barriers associated with HIV testing, treatment, and care; as well as provide access to support services aimed at bettering the lives of those in need. As a result, individuals are equipped with knowledge that strengthens their decision-making skills and betters their overall lives.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can anyone get an at-home HIV test kit mailed to them?
Yes. The Swab and Chill at-home HIV testing program is for L.A based residents 18 years of age and over, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.
Is there a cost for the at-home HIV test kit?
There is no cost to receive a Swab and Chill at-home HIV test kit.
Do you provide at-home STI test kits?
Currently, we do not provide at-home STI test kits.
How do I access PrEP and PEP?
If you want to know more about PrEP and find out if it’s right for you, give one of our PrEP Navigators a call.
• Gleicher/Chen Health Center – Baldwin Hills: 323-329-9702
• Long Beach Health Center: 562-247-7752
• APLA Health – Olympic: 323-215-1725
Does TransConnections assist with access to HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy)?
Yes. TransConnections staff will assist clients in accessing by linking them to service within our Gleicher/Chen Health Center.