Services

OASIS Clinic

The OASIS Clinic is an HIV specialty care clinic staffed by a medical team with years of experience in providing HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and social services.  Services include comprehensive culturally competent medical evaluation and clinical care, medical specialty and subspecialty care referrals, and benefits assistance (ADAP PrEP-PrEP-AP). 
Located at: 1807 E. 120th Street Los Angeles, CA 90059
Clinic hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Phone: (424) 338-2929.

HIV Testing and Counseling Program

Drew CARES provides free rapid HIV testing services for South Los Angeles. HIV testing is essential to the community at a large as awareness of one’s HIV status is imperative to decrease the transmission of HIV disease among people of color.  We also provide referrals to follow-up care and community resource programs as well as health education and risk-reduction services. Court-ordered testing is also provided.  Services are provided at two convenient locations:

OASIS Clinic

Located at:1807 E. 120th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90059
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Contact Information:
Clinic Phone: (424) 338-2929
John Forbes, Program Director.
Phone: (323)563-5812
Email: johnforbes@cdrewu.edu

To Help Everyone Health and Wellness Centers–Western Site
3834 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90062
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Contact Information:  
Phone: (323) 730-1920 ext. 3027
Email: THEhiv@tohelpeveryone.org

Social and Sexual Network (SSN) Project

The Drew CARES Social and Sexual Network (SSN) Project provides HIV screening, risk reduction, and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) education and referrals to at-risk and vulnerable populations.  Through partnerships with community providers in SPA 6 and Skid Row, the SSN Project provides free HIV screening services to MSM, people who use injection drugs, transgender individuals, sexually active adults and youth, and heterosexual and homeless individuals.  In addition to HIV screening services, staff educate at-risk populations about PrEP and PEP and provide clinical services through referrals.

Contact Information:
Cynthia Davis, MPH, Program Director.
Phone: (323) 563-9309
Email: CynthiaDavis@cdrewu.edu.

South Los Angeles PrEP Navigation Program

The South LA PrEP Navigation Program provides comprehensive pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) services for individuals needing clinical and social support for accessing PrEP and PEP services. Social support includes access to navigators who assist clients with enrolling in coverage for PrEP through assistance programs, like PrEP Assistance Program (PrEP-AP), and other payment sources. We are a PrEP-AP enrollment site for uninsured or underinsured clients. Additionally, we provide one-on-one counseling services to assist clients with HIV risk reduction, medication adherence, and HIV prevention education. Clinical services are primarily offered through the OASIS Clinic, but referrals are made county-wide. 

Contact Information:
David Lee, MPH, LCSW, Program Director.
Phone: (323) 563-5802
Email: DavidLee@cdrewu.edu

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Program

The Mental Health and Substance Abuse Program started in 2018 to address the mental health and substance use disorder needs of people living with HIV.  In March 2020, we partnered with Kedren Health to bring the community our services under Kedren-Drew C.A.R.E.S.  We only accept patients who are Ryan White eligible. Eligibility requirements are:

  • HIV positive
  • A household income under 500% of the Federal Poverty Level
  • Los Angeles County resident
  • Do not have health insurance or have insurance and are responsible for out of pocket costs, including medication copays or coinsurance for office visits

Our services are located at the OASIS Clinic and are also available via telehealth. We offer patients individual therapy and group therapy via support groups. We have a multilingual (English, Spanish, Korean, and Japanese) licensed therapist and a bilingual-Spanish therapist on staff to meet the needs of diverse populations. Our staff also includes a psychiatric nurse practioner and a substance abuse licensed therapist.

Kedren-Drew C.A.R.E.S. is currently accepting referrals from Los Angeles County health facilities and Kedren Health. We are looking to accept referrals from various LA County community-based organizations and health facilities as the program grows.

Located at: 1807 E. 120th Street Los Angeles, CA 90059
Hours: Monday through Friday 8a to 4:30p

Cotact Information:
Denise Parks, Clinical Assistant. (located in Oasis Clinic)
Phone: (424) 338-2943
Email: DeniseParks@cdrewu.edu
Rachel Green, Program Manager.
Phone: (323) 563-5807
Email: RachelGreen@cdrewu.edu

Project Empowerment

Project Empowerment is a California Department of Public Health funded grant that utilizes a Social Worker, Patient Navigator, and Peer Navigator to re-engage clients who have fallen out of care and with unsuppressed viral load by addressing barriers that keep clients out of care. In addition, the project will link PrEP clients to biomedical services and support their retention and engagement.  The project will use a client-centered, focused approach to engagement and linkage using culturally sensitive principles and clinical collaborations to engage our eligible African American population. 

Intervention components and activities include:

  • Assessing patient barriers, needs and acuity
  • Developing a patient action plan
  • Implementing and monitoring patient action plan
  • Structured health educational sessions
  • Support with patient referrals
  • Accompaniment to internal and external appointments

Work in conjunction with the clinical team and standard case management