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3900 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 946113900 Piedmont Ave
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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4.9(8.7k reviews)
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Dignity Health- GoHealth Urgent Care, Piedmont Ave - 3900 Piedmont Ave, Oakland

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411 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610411 Grand Ave
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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4.32(59 reviews)
Carbon Health Urgent Care, Oakland - 411 Grand Ave
Nurse Wing was phenomenal. Knowledgeable, considerate and compassionate. Support staff excellent as well.

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1970 Mountain Blvd, Oakland, CA 946111970 Mountain Blvd
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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4.35(26 reviews)
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CityHealth, Montclair Village Oakland, CA  - 1970 Mountain Blvd
I went in for a Covid test my original appointment was at 6:30 they were able to take me early at 2:15 Staff was very friendly and polite

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2690 5th St, Alameda, CA 945012690 5th St
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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4.42(48 reviews)
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Carbon Health Urgent Care, Alameda Landing - 2690 5th St
Excellent experience. The provider was thorough and explained everything very well. All of the staff I interacted with were professional and pleasant.

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2671 Blanding Ave, Alameda, CA 945012671 Blanding Ave
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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  • Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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4.63(46 reviews)
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Carbon Health Urgent Care, Alameda, Bridgeside Center - 2671 Blanding Ave
Wait time was good, got in at 1:40pm for my 1:30pm appointment. Staff was friendly and explained things to me. I did kind of get the impression that they were tired of me because I was trying to ask clarifying questions to make sure that later on I will not be thinking about the questions I was afraid to ask :P. It’s very easy for me to just accept what I’m told, and not ask anything, but I’m trying to learn to advocate for myself because it seems like that’s what is needed in healthcare. But I could tell they were definitely getting tired of me asking my dumb questions and just repeating answers they already gave because I was obviously didn’t hear it the first time. I probably need to work on my communication skills because I don’t feel like either of us felt like we were getting through to the other person. It felt like we both felt like we knew what the other person was saying and that they just weren’t willing to hear it.

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2920 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 947052920 Telegraph Ave
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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4.2(61 reviews)
Carbon Health Urgent Care, Berkeley - 2920 Telegraph Ave
First time here. Clinician had a clear plan for aleviating my issue.

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1080 Monroe St, Albany, CA 947061080 Monroe St
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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4.73(85 reviews)
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Carbon Health Urgent Care, Albany - 1080 Monroe St
I couldn’t ask for better care than I received.

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170 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133170 Columbus Ave
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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4.25(12 reviews)
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Dignity Health- GoHealth Urgent Care, North Beach - 170 Columbus Ave, San Francisco
Second time here, service is excellent and I’ll be back again!

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1390 Market St, San Francisco, CA 941021390 Market St
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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4.36(25 reviews)
Carbon Health Urgent Care, SF Civic Center - 1390 Market St
Always far exceeds expectations.

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1600 Market St, San Francisco, CA 941021600 Market St
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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4.8(2.8k reviews)
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Dignity Health- GoHealth Urgent Care, Market Street - 1600 Market St, San Francisco

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201 Dolores Ave, San Leandro, CA 94577201 Dolores Ave
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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4.71(215 reviews)
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CityHealth, San Leandro Urgent Care - 201 Dolores Ave, San Leandro
First time visit, very impressive!

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1998 Market St, San Francisco, CA 941021998 Market St
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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4.22(36 reviews)
Carbon Health Urgent Care, Castro - 1998 Market St
Dr Fitzpatrick was thoughtful and attentive and did what tests she could. Her diagnosis of pneumonia was not confirmed by the staff at CPMC, however. It seems I have some sort of infection, maybe more than one—perhaps bronchitis for one. The high pulse rate was due to dehydration. BTW the X-ray copy I took to the hospital was incompatible with its system. Nonetheless I appreciate the care I was given at Carbon.

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2288 Market St, San Francisco, CA 941142288 Market St
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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4.3(209 reviews)
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Dignity Health- GoHealth Urgent Care, Castro - 2288 Market St, San Francisco

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2395 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 941232395 Lombard St
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.0(80 reviews)
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Dignity Health- GoHealth Urgent Care, Lombard - 2395 Lombard St, San Francisco

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3799 Mount Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 945493799 Mount Diablo Blvd
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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4.68(845 reviews)
STAT MED Urgent Care, Lafayette: In-Clinic Visit - 3799 Mount Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Gena, the Medical Assistant was knowledgeable and very helpful -- and kind! Dr Gotleb was great-- quickly diagnosed problem and sent medication to my pharmacy! Thank you🌸

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930 Cole St, San Francisco, CA 94117930 Cole St
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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4.4(57 reviews)
Dignity Health- GoHealth Urgent Care, Cole Valley - 930 Cole St, San Francisco

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2895 Diamond St, San Francisco, CA 941312895 Diamond St
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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4.9(5.6k reviews)
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Dignity Health- GoHealth Urgent Care, Glen Park - 2895 Diamond St, San Francisco
Melanie went out of her way to accommodate my husband and me when we came in to get Covid tests. Due to our unforeseen scheduling error, we didn't have an appointment at that time, but she said we could wait in case she could fit us in between patients, even though they were fully booked. She was able to complete our tests quickly and courteously. We were extremely pleased with the care we received. Thanks, Melanie!

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199 W Portal Ave, San Francisco, CA 94127199 W Portal Ave
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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4.8(6.1k reviews)
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Dignity Health- GoHealth Urgent Care, West Portal - 199 W Portal Ave, San Francisco
clean and nicely decorated. the staff is super friendly and helpful. i honestly wouldn’t go anywhere else

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2131 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 941222131 Irving St
Open until 7:00 pm
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4.42(36 reviews)
Carbon Health Urgent Care, Irving St. - 2131 Irving St
This was probably best urgent care I have ever been to.

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3251 20th Ave, San Francisco, CA 941323251 20th Ave
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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4.69(54 reviews)
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Carbon Health Urgent Care, SF Stonestown - 3251 20th Ave
It was great. Friendly, and knowledgeable provider.

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Oakland HIV Testing

Who should get tested for HIV?

Anyone who is sexually active should consider getting tested for HIV, especially those who have multiple sexual partners, engage in unprotected sex, or share needles for drug use. According to the CDC, it is recommended that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care. Those at higher risk should get tested more often.

Importance of getting tested

Getting tested for HIV is crucial for both individual health and public health. Early detection can lead to early treatment, which can significantly improve long-term health outcomes and reduce the risk of transmitting the virus to others. According to the CDC, undiagnosed HIV is a key driver of the epidemic, with nearly 15% of people with HIV unaware they are infected.

HIV testing options in Oakland, CA:

Urgent care and walk-in clinics

Urgent care and walk-in clinics in Oakland offer convenient, same-day HIV testing. Carbon Health and Dignity Health-GoHealth Urgent Care are two highly rated clinics that offer this service. You can book same-day and next-day testing appointments at each through Solv’s website and mobile app.

Primary care providers

Primary care providers also offer HIV testing. It's often included as part of a routine physical examination.

Free STD testing and community health centers

There are also free STD testing centers and community health centers in Oakland that provide HIV testing. These centers are crucial resources for those without insurance or with limited financial resources.

At-home testing

At-home HIV testing kits are another option. They offer privacy and convenience, allowing individuals to take the test at their own comfort.

Prevalence of HIV in Oakland

Oakland, located in Alameda County, has a relatively high prevalence of HIV compared to other nearby counties like San Mateo County and Tuolumne County. According to the CDC, the rate of new HIV diagnoses in Alameda County was significantly higher than the national average in recent years.

Risk factors related to HIV in Oakland

Risk factors for HIV in Oakland largely mirror those at the national level. They include unprotected sex, having multiple sexual partners, and sharing needles for drug use. Socioeconomic factors such as poverty and lack of access to healthcare can also increase the risk.

Other STDs in Oakland

In addition to HIV, other STDs such as gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, and hepatitis are also prevalent in Oakland. The rates of these STDs are also higher than the national average, emphasizing the importance of regular testing for all sexually active individuals.

Sources

Solv has strict sourcing guidelines and relies on peer-reviewed studies, academic research institutions, and medical associations. We avoid using tertiary references.

  1. Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2020: Tables (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/library/reports/hiv-surveillance/vol-33/content/tables.html
  2. Sexually Transmitted Diseases — Reported Cases and Rates of Reported Cases*, United States, 1941–2021 (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/std/statistics/2021/tables/1.htm
  3. Chlamydia — Reported Cases and Rates of Reported Cases by State, Ranked by Rates, United States, 2021 (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/std/statistics/2021/tables/2.htm
  4. Gonorrhea — Reported Cases and Rates of Reported Cases by State, Ranked by Rates, United States, 2021 (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/std/statistics/2021/tables/7.htm
  5. Primary and Secondary Syphilis — Reported Cases and Rates of Reported Cases by State, Ranked by Rates, United States, 2021 (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/std/statistics/2021/tables/13.html
  6. Atlas Plus (CDC) https://gis.cdc.gov/grasp/nchhstpatlas/tables.html
  7. County Health Rankings https://www.countyhealthrankings.org/explore-health-rankings/rankings-data-documentation

HIV Test FAQs

  • Who should get an HIV test?

    Everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 should take an HIV test at least once in their lives. Some people are more likely to get HIV and should be tested more regularly. Those who have had sex with an HIV-positive partner, those who inject drugs, sexually active gay men, and those who have unprotected sex are all included. You should get checked every 6-12 months if you have any of these risk factors.

  • How do they test for HIV?

    Antibodies created by your body in reaction to the virus are examined in HIV tests. A blood test or a sample of cells obtained from the inside of the cheek can be used to do this. After that, the sample is transported to a lab, where a technician will look for antibodies.

  • How long should I wait to get an HIV test?

    It can take a long time for your body to build enough antibodies for an HIV test to detect the illness if you become sick. It may take 3-12 weeks for your blood to contain adequate antibodies. Even if you have HIV, you could have a negative test result during this time.

  • How long will I have to wait for HIV test results in Oakland?

    Because the sample must be sent to a laboratory for investigation, most HIV test results might take anywhere from a few days to several weeks. On the other hand, some Oakland clinics or doctor's offices may offer rapid HIV testing, which can deliver a diagnosis in as little as 20 minutes. Rapid HIV testing involve a little sample of blood or fluid obtained from the mouth. You'll need a follow-up blood test to confirm the diagnosis if a fast test comes up positive.

  • How much does an HIV test cost?

    A variety of factors influence the cost of an HIV test, including the type of test you receive, the location where you are tested, and whether or not you have health insurance. HIV testing may be provided for free or at a low cost by some clinics or health authorities. If you're a college student, you might be able to get free HIV tests through your school.

  • Is HIV testing covered by my insurance?

    The majority of insurance coverage cover HIV testing. The Affordable Care Act mandates that all new health plans provide free HIV testing for those aged 15 to 65. If you have any doubts about what is covered under your individual health plan, you can always call your insurance company or go to their website.

  • Where can I get an HIV test in Oakland?

    Many Oakland health clinics, doctor's offices, and the health department offer HIV testing. Some pharmacies with on-site clinics may also be able to give HIV testing. Even though some clinics accept walk-in appointments, making an appointment ahead of time will save you time and ensure that you receive your test on the same day.

  • Can I get a same-day appointment for HIV testing?

    Yes, Solv offers same-day and next-day HIV testing appointments. We collaborate with thousands of healthcare providers across the country to make it easier for everyone to access the medical assistance they require quickly and conveniently. On our website, you can choose a physician near you and make an appointment right now.

  • How can I book an HIV test on Solv?

    Simply type "HIV test" and your location into our website's search box. You'll find a list of providers and their available appointment times on the next page. Fill out the form to arrange an appointment at a time and location that is convenient for you. Make certain that your appointment is for "HIV testing."

  • Can I test myself for HIV at home?

    Although there are several home HIV tests available, not all of them are accurate or FDA-approved. For a home test, you'll need a swab from the inside of your mouth or a blood sample taken with a finger pricker. If you get a positive result on a home HIV test, you should see a doctor to confirm the diagnosis and start treatment.

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