STI/HIV Testing

For a comprehensive outline of sexual, reproductive and pelvic health resources available on or near UCD campus, check out The Basics: Sexual Health Resources & Information.

Free HIV Self-Tests!

Did you know that free HIV self-tests are available from several local and national organizations? The test is an oral swab that provides results in 20-40 minutes - no blood!

Anyone can request free HIV self-tests from:

For more information about HIV self-testing, check out HIV Self-Testing: Guidance to Support Your Decision-Making.

HIV self-tests are available for purchase ($39) at the SHCS Pharmacy.

Check out Zero HIV Stigma, a campus-wide campaign that aims to promote talking about HIV, getting tested for HIV and supporting people living with HIV.


STI/HIV Prevention and Testing Resources at Student Health

Remember: if you use it, test it! If you have performed oral sex, you need a throat swab. If you have received anal sex (bottomed), you need a rectal swab. STIs – including HIV – often do not have symptoms, so make sure you are getting yourself tested at least once per year if you are sexually active.

All registered students can get themselves tested confidentially for STIs/HIV at SHCS, regardless of insurance. Book an appointment online at or call 530-752-2349.

  • Testing is “free” for students with SHIP because it is covered by the plan.
  • Students without SHIP pay a $15 admin/visit fee plus $10 per test at the Student Health & Wellness Center. For example, if a student needs the following tests, the total cost is $100 with fees:
    • Chlamydia and Gonorrhea (genital): $20
    • Chlamydia and Gonorrhea (throat): $20
    • Chlamydia and Gonorrhea (rectal): $20
    • HIV: $10
    • Syphilis: $10
    • Blood draw fee (if getting an HIV and/or syphilis test): $5
    • Admin Fee: $15
  • If you need financial assistance accessing any healthcare services, then the UC Davis Health Equity Fund may be able to help.
  • You can find instructions for SHCS’ online STI/HIV testing option in HEP’s Shared Drive.
  • Check out HEP’s GYT (Get Yourself Tested!) UC Davis brochure for tips and info.

PrEP and PEP (HIV prevention medications) can be prescribed at SHCS. The HPV vaccine is also available, as well as HPV-related cancer screenings for anyone who has a cervix.

If you need to access a healthcare service but are concerned about privacy, check out Navigating Privacy and Confidentiality in Healthcare.

Visit SHCS’ Resources for LGBTQIA+ Students page for tailored health and well-being information for queer and trans folks.