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Richmond Mobile HIV testing clinic moves to new site Dec. 1

November 28, 2005

Archived. This is an older press release from 2005 and may not contain the latest information. Please view our current press releases for 2015 items.


The Contra Costa Health Services Mobile HIV Counseling and Testing Services clinic in Richmond will have a new location in the city starting December 1. The mobile clinics often use rapid testing technology and can give patients HIV test results in about 20-30 minutes.

When & Where

The clinic operated at 4th Street and MacDonald Avenue in Richmond will move several blocks to a new location at 12th Street and MacDonald Avenue. Clinic hours will be 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. Clinics also are available at the following locations and times.

Neighborhood House of North Richmond
820 23rd Street
1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fridays

El Cerrito
Home Depot
11939 San Pablo Ave.
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. every third Monday

Todos Santos Plaza
Willow Pass Road & Mt. Diablo Street
10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays

Salvation Army Parking lot
20 W. 10th Street
2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays


There is no charge for the HIV counseling and testing, though donations are accepted. The mobile clinic service is intended for people who are at high risk for HIV infection, including active substance abusers, partners of someone who is HIV positive, men who have sex with other men, sex workers, those who have never been tested, and those who do not know the status of their partners.

Appointments are not necessary. Patients are seen on a first come, first served basis and clinic registration is held during the first hour of each clinic until full. Call to confirm days and location. For more information, visit the CCHS website at or call 925-313-6771 or 1-800-287-0200.

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