Community Resources During COVID-19

The Center is offering the below Emergency Services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see additional resources below: 

  • Emergency Referral & Resource line
  • Virtual Discussion & Support Groups
  • Behavioral Healthcare Services
  • Food programs and Food Banks
  • Critical Housing  Services – click for more information about The Center’s Housing Services
  • Healthcare Services including healthcare enrollment and HIV testing by appointment and twice monthly  drive-thru testing

To contact The Center regarding our Emergency Services offered at this time, please call:

619.800.4252 from 9am – 4pm

619.800.4216 from 4pm – 9pm

Click on links below for articles/information and please call to verify services as situations are ever-changing. Please note that links are in date-descending order, so please note date of publication or article. 








The Center has signed on to LGBTQ Organizations Unite to Combat Racial Violence










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Other resources can be found by doing an online search. Just enter keywords, including: LGBT, gay, San Diego.

Many other clinics, including the County of San Diego’s four STD clinics, offer STD testing, as well as confidential HIV testing. The clinics listed below are walk-in clinics and register as many people as each clinic can accommodate. Please register for your visit as early in the day as possible, as clinics close when capacity is met.

The County of San Diego has four STD clinics throughout the county where confidential HIV and STD testing are offered. Visit for more information. There is a $40 charge for STD and HIV testing, which includes all appropriate testing, any necessary treatments, vaccination, and any follow-up visit within 30 days. This charge may be waived if you are unable to pay.

County Health Services Complex
3851 Rosecrans St.
San Diego, CA 92110
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
: 7:30am – 4pm
Wednesdays: 11am – 7pm
: 10am – 4pm

North Coastal Public Health Center
3609 Ocean Ranch Blvd.
Oceanside, CA 92056
: 12:30 – 7:30pm

Central Region Public Health Center
5202 University Ave.
San Diego, CA 92105
: 1 – 7:30pm
: 10 am – 4pm

South Region Public Health Center
690 Oxford St.
Chula Vista, CA 91911
Thursday: 12 noon – 6pm

Free and low-cost STD testing in San Diego – various locations and hours in San Diego

The Night Clinic (TNC)
Monday-Thursday, 5-9pm
HIV testing (Rapid and Early), STD screening & treatment, PrEP, PEP and Transgender Hormone Therapy
Hillcrest Family Health Center
4094 4th Avenue, Hillcrest 92103 

*The Early Test is offered by UCSD AVRC – contact them at 619.543.8080 to book advance appointments.

Hours subject to change within each clinic.
The clinics listed above will close when capacity is met.
For information on HIV Mobile Testing Sites call 619.296.2120.

We make every effort to keep this list current, but recommend that you always call to confirm details such as insurance coverage and the details of the process before making an appointment. If you know of additional providers who should be added to this list, please contact us at

Hacemos todo lo posible por mantener esta lista actualizada, pero recomendamos que siempre llame para confirmar detalles tales como cobertura de seguro y los detalles del proceso antes de hacer una cita. Si conoce a proveedores adicionales que deben agregarse a esta lista, comuníquese con nosotros

* = Servicios disponibles en Español / Services available in Spanish.

Dr. William Buchner, Jr.

Perlman Clinic
3900 5th Ave., Ste. 110
San Diego, CA 92103

Dr. Joseph Caperna *
2333 First Ave.
San Diego, CA  92103

Dr. Nicholas Dembitsky *
Sharp Rees-Stealy Downtown
300 Fir St.
San Diego, CA  92101

Dr. Mohammad Farkhondehpour, MD *
UC San Diego Health System Internal Medicine 
8939 Villa La Jolla Drive 
La Jolla, CA 92037 

Dr. Steve Gardner 
2020 Genesee Ave 
San Diego, CA 92123
NOTE: Sharp patients ONLY

Dr. Miguel Goicoechea *
Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines 
10666 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037

Dr. Shawn Harrity 
UC San Diego Health System Sorrento Valley
4910 Directors Place 
San Diego, CA 92121 Sorrento Valley
New Patient: 800.926.8273
Existing Patient: 619.471.9250

Dr. Robert Houghton *
Private Medical Group
1855 1st Avenue Ste 200B 
San Diego, CA 92101

Dr. Maile Karris 
UC San Diego Health System – Hillcrest (Medical Offices South) 
4168 Front Street 3rd Floor Suite 2A 
San Diego, CA 92103 
ID 619.543.6146

Dr. Brian Kim
Scripps Coastal Medical Center Hillcrest
501 Washington St. Ste. 600
San Diego, CA  92103

J. Tyler Lonergan, MD *
UCSD Owen Clinic
4168 Front St.
San Diego, CA  92103
New patient registration: 800.926.8273
Direct clinic line: 619.543.3995

Dr. Aimee Lopes 
Sharp Rees-Stealy
2020 Genesee Ave
San Diego, CA 92123 

Dr. Jay P. Mongiardo, MD 
Kaiser Permanente – Family Practice Department
3875 Avocado Blvd 
La Mesa, CA 91941

Dr. Sheldon Morris 
UC San Diego Health System La Jolla
9333 Genesee Avenue Suite 200 
La Jolla, CA 92121
New Patient: 800.926.8273
Existing Patient: 858.657.8600

Martin Luther Kabongo, MD, PhD * 
UC San Diego Scripps Ranch
9009 Mira Mesa Blvd., Ste. 200
San Diego, CA  92131

Dr. Amy Sitapati
 (Internal Medicine)
UC San Diego Health System- La Jolla 
8939 Villa La Jolla Drive 
Suite 110 
La Jolla, CA 92037 

Dr. Miranda Sonneborn, MD
Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group
300 Fir St. 
San Diego, CA 92101

Dr. Loretta Stenzel * 
Vista Community Clinic 
North County, SD 
NOTE: PrEP case managers can help answer general PrEP questions regarding cost/insurance/etc. 
760.631.5000 x7000 
For information on starting the PrEP process at Vista, call Sergio: 760.631.5000 x7188 

Dr. Wynnshang Sun, MD *
Scripps Memorial Hospital
9850 Genesee Ave Ste870
LaJolla, CA 92037
Speaks Chinese, Mandarin, Spanish and English

Dr. Gary Woodall
Balboa Park Internal Medicine – Scripps Mercy Medical Group
2970 Fifth Avenue #140
San Diego, CA 92103

Dr. Adam Zweig, MD
Medical Director
AHF San Diego Healthcare Center
3940 Fourth Ave. #140
San Diego, CA 92103

Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest *
PrEP is available at all 17 health center locations
Call 1-888-743-7526 for an appointment
More information about PrEP and PEP at Planned Parenthood is HERE.

Hillcrest Family Health Center (HFHC): Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm *
The Night Clinic (TNC) at Hillcrest Family Health Center (HFHC)
Monday – Thursday: 5:00 – 9:00pm
4094 4th Avenue, San Diego (Hillcrest), CA 92103
Call 619.876.4462 to schedule an appointment

San Diego State University Student Health Services
Calpulli Center
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-4701
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
SDSU Student Health Services is open to currently enrolled SDSU students. More information is HERE.

San Ysidro Health Center Southeast and Border Site Locations *
Dr. Robert Kiernan King
4004 Beyer Boulevard 
San Ysidro, CA 92173 
Appointments given throughout the week
King-Chavez Health Center 
950 S Euclid Ave 
San Diego, CA 92114 
Sliding scale availabIe for uninsured. ID, proof of income and application required. Medi-Cal, Medicare as well as other insurances are accepted. Verify insurance is accepted when contacting the clinic’s scheduling line.

UC San Diego Student Health Services
UCSD Library Walk
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA  92093
Click HERE for clinic hours.
UC San Diego Student Health Services provides services to currently enrolled UCSD students. Click HEREfor information about student health insurance in the UC system.

Vista Community Clinic *
NOTE: Anyone interested in starting PrEP treatment at Vista Community Clinic must first participate in PrEP counseling, which may include any combination of the following topics (depending upon the patient’s existing knowledge):  
What PrEP is, how it works, and its effectiveness
Medications, including side effects and drug resistance
Cost and availability
What is included in a PrEP treatment plan (daily medication, quarterly labs)
PrEP counseling will be provided by Sergio Luna (x 7188) and Marie Birdsley (x 7193).  To reach either of them, interested parties can call Connect 760.631.5000 (x 7000).
Insurance Taken: Accept the same health care plans as FHCSD with the exception of SHARP.  

Sharp Healthcare NOTE: Call the “Find a physician” number at 1.800.82.SHARP and ask for an “HIV and those at risk for HIV” doctor.

VA Medical Center NOTE: PCP prescribes all meds unless needing to refer to HIV specialist. 3350 La Jolla Village Dr. San Diego, CA 92161 858.552.8585

Kaiser Permanente NOTE: Call 1.877.236.0333 ask to be transferred to the Infectious Disease Department Nurse Manager – Vince Valentino. Ask to schedule a PrEP appointment with the ID department for an HIV-negative individual • 4 providers 2 male/2 female In SD proper-Point Loma office; 1 provider in San Marcos • 1st appointment will emphasize patient education regarding PrEP • 1 week after initiating PrEP, patient will return for a follow up appointment/check-in


If your insurance offers some coverage but you have a co-pay: 

Gilead Co-Pay Coupon Card – or call 1.877.505.6986 
• Intended for those with insurance but with high co-pays
• Can be used for up to 12 co-pays within 12 months for the length of enrollment
• Card is not valid for prescriptions eligible to be reimbursed in whole or part by Medicare, Medicaid, any other federal or state-funded healthcare benefit program, by private plans, or other health or pharmacy benefit programs that reimburse you for the entire cost of your prescription drugs 
• Program currently scheduled to expire December 31, 2015 – may be extended

If your monthly, out-of-pocket cost is being quoted at approximately $1400/month for PrEP: 

This may mean that you have not met your deductible, your insurance company does not cover PrEP, or that prior authorization is required. 
• What is a deductible? 
The amount you pay for health care services before your health insurance begins to pay.
• What is prior authorization? 
Prior authorization means that a request must be submitted and approved in advance before your insurance company will pay for a medication. 
• How do I know if I need a prior authorization? 
Contact your insurance company or pharmacist to find out. 
• How do I get prior authorization? 
Your prescriber must request the prior authorization. Your pharmacist can support you in coordinating with the prescribing office and checking on the status of your authorization. 
• Does prior authorization guarantee that my Truvada® will be approved?
No. Even if you do everything right, the insurance company may still refuse to cover your medicine. In the end, the insurance company is the one making the decision. Gilead personnel will partner with you to contact your insurance company in order to help you understand/navigate your coverage through the Medication Assistance Program line 1.855.330.5479. 
• What do I do if prior authorization does not work? There is hope. If you have exhausted all avenues listed above, and the cost of accessing PrEP is still too high, Gilead may be able to help.

If none of the above options work: 

Truvada® for PrEP Medication Assistance Program

• Must not have insurance or have an insurance that does not cover Truvada®. 
• Application required including documenting proof of residency, proof of income, prescriber info, prescription and HIPAA.
• Must also make less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. 
• Will cover 90 days of medication during Medi-Cal application process. If Medi-Cal is denied or not yet approved after 90 days, access will be extended to 6 months. 
• Call 1.855.330.5479, Monday through Friday between 9am and 8pm EST. 

Special Exception

If all of the listed options have been exhausted without success, a written request for a “special exception” can be submitted as a part of an “appeals process.” This letter can be submitted with the Medication Assistance Program application and should include: 
• A description of why you need assistance andamount of time that assistance is needed. 
• A list of all monthly expenses (no expense is too small). 
• Whether or not you are currently on PrEP and if so, how has it been covered? It is important to note whether you are coming off of a Gilead study. 
• List other medications you are taking, how they are being paid for, generic vs. name brand. 
• Maximum approval for a special exception is 6 months, after which you must re-apply. Special exceptions are not intended to be a sustainable solution. Explore an insurance option that works for you.

The San Diego LGBT Community Center’s LGBT-Friendly Provider List is offered as a service to the community. Listing does not constitute an endorsement by The Center or its Board or Officers. Content of the listings is provided by and represented as accurate by the listed individuals and groups.

The Center also cannot guarantee a good fit between any given provider and any given client. Therefore, the website listings are not recommendations. Instead they are information on where to start looking, since these providers have asked to be listed as LGBT-friendly. Providers will not be listed in the first two years of their licensure.

Clients are advised to research their provider choice further by, for example, interviewing the provider, researching areas of specialization, experience, and malpractice claim history, and by performing other normal due diligence in selecting someone in whom to entrust their health care.

Providers who wish to be listed may contact The Center with that request. Once their licensure has been confirmed and a short application filled out, they will be listed on the Center website.


North County Audiology
11835 Carmel Mountain Road, Suite 1313


Marc Gottlieb, DC
1452 University Ave San Diego, CA 92103

Joe Merlo, DC 
4060 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA, 92116

Angel Ochoa-Rea, DC
3069 Lincoln Ave, San Diego, CA  92104

Joseph Ortega, DC
5005 Texas St #301, San Diego, CA 92108

Shawn Robek, DC, LAc
1010 University Ave, Suite C201, San Diego, CA 92103

Tim Shannahan, DC
1816 Lincoln Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

Community Clinics

American Indian Health Center

AHF San Diego Healthcare Center
3904 4th Ave, Suite 140, San Diego, CA  92103

AHF Men’s (STD) Wellness Center
3904 4th Ave, Suite 140, San Diego, CA  92103

Beach Area Community Clinic 
3705 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109

Central Region Public Health Center 
5202 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92105

County Health Services Complex 
3851 Rosecrans St, San Diego, CA 92110

HIV, STD & Hepatitis Branch of Public Health Services (previously known as the County Office of AIDS Coordination)

East San Diego Health Center 
5202 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92105

Hillcrest Family Health Center

Human Rights Clinic
3990 Old Town Ave, C201, San Diego, CA 92110

Imperial Beach Community Clinic 
154 Palm Ave, San Diego, CA 92118

Linda Vista Health Center 
6973 Linda Vista Rd San Diego, CA 92111

Logan Heights Family Health Center 
1809 National Ave, San Diego, CA

Naval Medical Center San Diego Balboa Navy Hospital)
34800 Bob Wilson Dr, San Diego, CA 92134

North Central Public Health Center 
2440 Grand Ave, San Diego, CA 92109

North Park Family Health Center

Our Place Comprehensive Health Center
286 Euclid Ave, Suite 308, San Diego, CA 92114
120 Elm St, Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92101

Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest
17 health care center locations

Public Health Services 
3028 Fifth Ave San Diego, CA 92103

Rosecrans Public Health Center 
3851 Rosecrans St, San Diego, CA 92110

San Diego County Immunization Initiative

The San Diego Psychological Association
2535 Camino del Rio South, Suite 220, San Diego, CA 92108

San Diego American Indian Health Center
619.234.0648 or 619.234.2158
2630 First Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

San Diego County Department of Health Services, Askew Clinic 
1700 Pacific Highway, Rm. 107, San Diego, CA 92101

San Ysidro Health Center
4004 Beyer Blvd, San Ysidro, CA 92173

Southeast Public Health Center 
3177 Ocean View Blvd, San Diego, CA 92113

UCSD Owen Clinic


Vista Community Clinic
760.631.5000 x0 (X7112 for Gender Care Services) 
1000 Vale Terrace, Vista, CA 92084


Carl Jepsen, DDS
306 Walnut St, Suite 39, San Diego, CA  92103

Jeffrey Keeny, DDS
1807 Robinson Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

Family Practice/Primary Care

Brian Lenzkes, MD
3260 Third Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

Eric Mosier
Kaiser Permanente
Family Medicine/Family Physician
8080 Parkway Dr, La Mesa, CA  91942

Michael Schmerber, MD
619.515.2545 x4849
Family Health Centers San Diego
4094 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

Fertility Specialists

Kaiser Permanente Infertility Clinic
3250 Fordham Drive, San Diego, CA 92110

Lila Schmidt, MD
4060 4th Ave #610, San Diego, CA 92103

The Lesbian Health Clinic Progressive Health Services
2141 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104

West Coast Surrogacy & West Coast Egg Donation
1080 University Avenue
Suite H 201
San Diego, CA 92103

Male Fertility Specialists
6699 Alvarado Road, #2207
San Diego, CA 92120

Fertility Center of California, Sperm Bank Inc.
6699 Alvarado Road
Suite 2208
San Diego, CA 92120

HIV Specialists

Craig Ballard, Pharm.D.
UC San Diego Owen Clinic
4168 Front Street, 3rd Floor, San Diego, CA 92103

Jennifer Blanchard, M.D.
UC San Diego Owen Clinic
4168 Front Street, 3rd Floor, San Diego, CA 92103

Edward Cachay, M.D., M.A.S. (Bilingual Spanish)
UC San Diego Owen Clinic
4168 Front Street, 3rd Floor, San Diego, CA 92103

Joseph Caperna, M.D., A.P.C. (Bilingual Spanish)
1855 First Ave, Suite 200B, San Diego, CA 92101

Brad Colwell, Pharm.D.
UC San Diego Owen Clinic
4168 Front Street, 3rd Floor, San Diego, CA 92103

Ronald Joseph Ellis, M.D., Ph.D.
UC San Diego Health – Hillcrest Medical Offices North
200 West Arbor Drive, San Diego, CA  92103

Joseph Lonergan, M.D.
UC San Diego Owen Clinic
4168 Front Street, 3rd Floor, San Diego, CA 92103

William Christopher Mathews, M.D.
UC San Diego Owen Clinic
4168 Front Street, 3rd Floor, San Diego, CA 92103

Amy Sitapati, M.D.
Internal Medicine, UC San Diego Health
8939 Villa La Jolla Drive, Suite 110, La Jolla, CA 92037

Obstetrics and Gynecology

UCSD Women’s Health Center
330 Lewis Street, Suite #200 San Diego, CA  92123

Best Start Birth Center
3343 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA  92103

Kaiser Permanente
Patricia Achilly, NP
4405 Vandever Avenue San Diego, CA  92120

Southern California Kaiser Permanente Medical Group
Diana Cantu, MD
780 Shadowridge Drive, Vista, CA  92083

Planned Parenthood

Lesbian Health Clinic
Suzanne Gage RN
2141 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92104

Kari Lynn Purcott, M.D.
3998 Vista Way, Suite 202, Oceanside, CA  92056

Transgender Knowledgeable Providers

Eshwa Ahmadi, MD
General Practitioner
Kaiser Permanente
4405 Vandever Avenue, San Diego, CA  92120

Jose J. Canales, MD
Kaiser Permanente
3033 Bunker Hill Street, San Diego, CA 92109

Mary Cueva, MD
Family Medicine
Sharp Rees Stealy
2067 W. Vista Way, Suite 250, Vista, CA  92083

Brian Eichenberg, MD
Plastic Surgery
24687 Monroe Avenue, Murietta, CA  92562

Tom Maddox, MD
General Practitioner
Kaiser Permanente
4405 Vandever Avenue, San Diego, CA  92120

Maja Marinkovic, MD
Pediatric Endocrinology
7910 Frost St, Suite 200, San Diego, CA  92123

Anita Marlowe, MD
Internal Medicine
4647 Zion Avenue, San Diego, CA  92120

Marlene M. Millen, MD
Internal Medicine
330 Lewis Street, Suite 301, San Diego, CA  92103

Ron Newfield, MD
Pediatric Endocrinology
7910 Frost St, Suite 200, San Diego, CA  92123

Laura Norton Petrovich, MD
Sharp Rees Stealy
1224 10th Street, Suite 200, Coronado, CA  92118

Kari Lynn Purcott, MD
3998 Vista Way, Suite 202, Oceanside, CA  92056

Jeffrey Sandler, MD
4060 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA  92103

The Night Clinic (TNC)
Monday-Thursday, 5-9pm
Endocrinology/Hormone Treatment Counselors/HIV&STD Testing
Hillcrest Family Health Center
4094 4th Avenue, Hillcrest 92103 


Brian Dicks, MD
Genesis Healthcare Partners
4060 4th Avenue, Suite 310
San Diego, CA  92103

The San Diego LGBT Community Center Health & Wellness list is offered as a service to the community. Listing does not constitute endorsement by The Center or its Board or Officers. Content of the listings is provided by and represented as accurate by the listed individuals and groups.

Providers who wish to be listed may contact The Center with that request. Once their licensure has been confirmed and a short application filled out, they will be listed on the Center website.

Holistic Health

Susie Gill, DONA International Trained Postpartum Doula

Pamela Hird Klein, PDHom (UK)

The Lesbian Health Clinic Progressive Health Services
2141 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92104

Jes Adam Thompson, LAc
4732 Pt. Loma Avenue, San Diego, CA 92107

Judy Callihan Warfield 
4730 Palm Avenue #205, La Mesa, CA 91941


Judy Callihan Warfield 
4730 Palm Avenue #205, La Mesa, CA  91941

Music Therapy

Resounding Joy
11300 Sorrento Valley Road, Suite 106
San Diego, CA 92121


Christie’s Place 
2440 3rd Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Center for Community Solutions
Hotline: 888.385.4657
858.272.5777 (Coastal)
619.697.7477 (East County)
760.747.6282 (North County)

Crystal Meth Anonymous

Live and Let Live Alano Club 
1730 Monroe Avenue, San Diego, CA 92116

San Diego County Domestic Violence Council 
Crisis Hotline: 888.272.1767

Smart Recovery San Diego

Stepping Stone of San Diego
3969 4th Avenue, Suite 208, San Diego, CA 92103

Bay Recovery Centers Inc. 
4241 Jutland Drive, Suite 103, San Diego, CA 92117


Rainbow Runners and Walkers of San Diego


The San Diego LGBT Community Center’s LGBT-Friendly Spirituality Resources list is offered as a service to the community. Listing does not constitute endorsement by The Center or its Board or Officers. Content of the listings is provided by and represented as accurate by the listed individuals and groups.

To have your congregation/resource be considered for listing, please e-mail

Denomination: Buddhist

Vajarupini Buddhist Center
3300 Third Ave, San Diego, CA  92103

Denomination: Catholic

Dignity San Diego
Meets in First UU Church at 4190 Front St, San Diego, CA  92103

Mary Magdalene Apostle Catholic Community
Meets at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church 
2696 Melbourne Dr. San Diego CA 92123 (Serra Mesa)

St. John the Beloved
3900 Cleveland Ave. San Diego CA 92103

Denomination: Church of the Brethren

First Church of the Brethren of San Diego
3850 Westgate Place, San Diego, CA 92105

Denomination: Disciples of Christ

Missiongathering Christian Church
3090 Polk Ave, San Diego, CA  92104

Revelation Christian Church
13867 Bruyere Ct, San Diego, CA  92129

University Christian Church
3900 Cleveland Ave, San Diego, CA  92103
619.295.4146 /

Denomination: Episcopal

All Saints’ Episcopal Church
625 Pennsylvania Ave, San Diego, CA  92103

All Souls’ Episcopal Church
1475 Catalina Blvd. San Diego CA 92107

Holy Cross Episcopal Church
2510 Gateway Rd, Carlsbad, CA  92009

St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church
16275 Pomerado Rd, Poway, CA  92064

St. David’s Episcopal Church
5050 Milton St, San Diego, CA  92110

St. John’s Episcopal Church
434 N. Iowa St. Fallbrook CA 92028

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
4227 Fairmount Ave. San Diego CA 92105

St. Paul’s Cathedral
2728 Sixth Ave, San Diego, CA  92103

Denomination: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

First Lutheran Church of San Diego
1420 Third Ave, San Diego, CA  92101

King of Kings Lutheran Church
2993 MacDonald St. Oceanside CA 92054

Denomination: Four Winds

Four Winds of San Diego

Denomination: Humanist

Humanist Fellowship of San Diego

Denomination: Jewish Conservative

Congregation Beth El
8660 Gilman Dr. La Jolla CA, 92037

Tifereth Israel Synagogue
6660 Cowles Mtn. Blvd. San Diego CA  92119

Denomination: Jewish Humanist

Kahal Am-The Humanistic Jewish Community of San Diego
PO Box 927751, San Diego, CA  92192

Denomination: Jewish Reconstructionist

Congregation Dor Hadash
Meets in the Beit Midrash of Congregation Beth El: 
8660 Gilman Dr. La Jolla CA 92037

Denomination: Jewish Reform

Temple Adat Shalom
15905 Pomerado Rd. Poway CA 92064

Temple Emanu-El
6299 Capri Dr. San Diego CA 92120

Temple Solel
3575 Manchester Ave, Cardiff by the Sea, CA  92007


Denomination: Lutheran

Bethlehem Lutheran Church
925 Balour Dr. Encinitas CA  92024

Christ Lutheran Church
4761 Cass St, San Diego, CA  92109

Denomination: Metropolitan Community Churches

Metropolitan Community Church of San Diego
2633 Denver St, San Diego, CA  92110

Denomination: Modern Buddhism

KMC San Diego (Kadampa Meditation Center)
3125 Rosecrans St. Bldg. B San Diego 92110

Denomination: Mormon

Affirmation: Gay & Lesbian Mormons

Denomination: Reconstructionist

Congregation Dor Hadash
Meets in the Beit Midrash of Congregation Beth El at 8660 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, CA  92037

Denomination: Science of Mind – Religious Science

San Diego Center For Spiritual Living
1430 Seventh Ave, Suite C, San Diego, CA  92101

Science of Mind and Spirit
3858 Front St, San Diego, CA  92103

Denomination: Society of Friends (Quaker)

La Jolla Friends Meeting
7380 Eads Ave. San Diego CA 92037

Denomination: Swedenborgian

Swedenborgian Church of San Diego
4144 Campus Ave. San Diego CA 92103

Denomination: Unitarian Universalist

Chalice Unitarian Universality Congregation
2324 Miller Ave, Escondido, CA  92029

First Unitarian Universalist Church
4190 Front St, San Diego, CA  92103

Palomar Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
1600 Buena Vista Dr. Vista CA 92081

Summit Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
8778 Cottonwood Ave, Santee, CA  92071

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito
1036 Solana Dr. Solana Beach CA 92075

Denomination: United Church of Christ

Community Church of Poway 
13501 Community Rd. Poway CA 92064

Congregational Church of La Jolla
1216 Cave St. (corner of Ivanhoe) La Jolla CA 92122

Kensington Community Church
4773 Marlborough Ave, San Diego, CA  92116

Mission Hills United Church of Christ
4070 Jackdaw St, San Diego, CA  92103

Pilgrim United Church of Christ
2020 Chestnut Ave. Carlsbad CA 92008

Pioneer Ocean View United Church of Christ
2550 Fairfield St. San Diego CA 92110

United Church of Christ of La Mesa
5940 Kelton Ave, La Mesa, CA  91942

Denomination: United Methodist 

First United Methodist Church of San Diego
2111 Camino del Rio S, San Diego, CA  92108

Pacific Beach United Methodist Church
1561 Thomas Ave, San Diego, CA  92109

United Methodist Church of Vista
490 S Melrose Dr. Vista, CA 92081

Normal Heights United Methodist Church
4650 Mansfield St., San Diego, CA  92116

Mission Hills United Methodist Church
4044 Lark St., San Diego, CA  92103


Christ Chapel North Park
3927 Utah St. San Diego, CA 92104

Gay Men’s Spiritual Retreat

Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice of San Diego County
3758 30th St, San Diego, CA  92104

Jehovah Truth Full Gospel Ministries
Meets at The Center Library: 3909 Centre St. San Diego CA 92103

Joyful Living Spiritual Center
4425 Bannock Ave, San Diego, CA  92117

Network of Spiritual Progressives, San Diego & North County Chapters

Seaside Center for Spiritual Living
1613 Lake Dr. Encinitas CA 92024

Sojourn Grace Collective: San Diego’s Progressive Christian Church
Meets at Christ Lutheran Church
4761 Cass St. San Diego, CA 92109

Teaching of the Inner Christ, Outreach Ministry
1114 N Second St. El Cajon CA 92021

The Unity Center
8999 Activity Rd, San Diego, CA  92126

VISION: A Center for Spiritual Living
6154 Mission Gorge Rd, Suite 100, San Diego, CA  92120


What is Health Self-Advocacy

Health Self-Advocacy is learning how to speak up for yourself, making your own decisions about your health, and learning how to get information so that you can understand things about your health.  It includes finding a healthcare provider who will understand your unique needs and support you in your healthcare decisions.  It includes knowing your rights and responsibilities, problem solving, listening and learning, reaching out to others when you need help and friendship, and learning about self-determination.

Why is Self-Advocacy Important?

So that you have the knowledge needed to access appropriate health resources and are given the chance to participate in decisions that are being made about your health.  It helps you to decide what is important for your own health and helps to empower you to speak up for yourself.

How Do You Self-Advocate?

  • You need to decide what you want to speak up about
  • You need to plan how you are going to speak up
  • You need to speak up for yourself
  • You need the freedom to be able to make basic choices about your life.
  • You need to be given the authority to be the expert on your life. You are the one who has to live your life so you should be able to make decisions which affect you.
  • You need to have support to make and achieve your goals, the final decision should be yours but it is good to have other people to help you.
  • You need to be responsible for your decisions. You need to try to make the best choices and fix those that did not work.
  • You need to believe you are able to do the things in your life that are not working and work towards the things that are important to you.
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