The following services offer free or low-cost services, and many specialize in youth, people of color, or the API communities. Please note that many universities also include free or subsidized sexual and mental healthcare to enrolled students as part of their student services.
AIDS Project Los Angeles
Services for persons living with HIV/AIDS including case management, HIV prevention education, In- home health care, insurance/benefits advocacy, mental health & the Necessities of Life program which provides groceries, dietary supplements and toiletries to clients.
| (213) 201-1600 | (213) 201-1582
| 611 S. Kingsley Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90005
Antioch University Los Angeles Counseling Center (AUCC)
The Antioch University Counseling Center provides supportive and empowering psychological services that are individualized to meet the needs of children, adolescents, and adults, including couples and families. These high-quality services are affordable and accessible, sensitive to multicultural differences and to gay and lesbian issues.
APAIT Health Center
The mission of the APAIT (Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team) Health Center is to positively impact the quality of life for medically underserved communities living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS and other health disparities through culturally competent and linguistically appropriate programs in Southern California. Its services include free testing, youth counseling, support groups, and more.
|L.A. County Office | 1730 W. Olympic Blvd. #300, Los Angeles, CA 90015 | (213) 553-1830
Orange County Office | 12900 Garden Grove Blvd., Suite 220A, Garden Grove, CA 9284 | (714) 636-1349
APAIT Health Center PRISM Program
In an effort to continue providing a continuum of services to the medically underserved populations of Los Angeles, APAIT (Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team) Health Center is offering free counseling services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Queer (LGBTQ) communities of color. The program is a combination of evidence-based models of risk-reduction and cognitive behavioral therapy.
The Center in Long Beach
The Center LB desires to assist people to enhance their relationships, improve healthy communication, decrease violence, address substance abuse, improve self-esteem and provide for a greater sense of safety and well being in their lives. These services exist at a lower-than-customary cost and fees are determined by the ability of clients to pay. Fees are established at the time of the intake and specific individual situations are taken into consideration.
Colors: LGBTQ Youth Counseling & Community Center
Student therapists are trained in cultural competence to use LGBT-Affirmative Theory & Practice to help youth with their unique concerns, such as family issues, relationships, community involvement, coming out, empowerment, & how to talk about intimacy.
L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center: Mental Health Services
The staff and volunteers of the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s Mental Health Services Department specialize in affordable (potentially free) psychotherapy for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. We offer counseling in a safe and welcoming environment for people of all cultures, ethnicities and sexual orientations.
The L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center: STD Testing and Treatment
The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s Sexual Health Program offers free sexually transmitted disease screening, treatment and education specifically for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community (though everyone is welcome). Routine testing is available on a walk-in basis. STD screenings are offered to anyone undergoing HIV testing as well.
The Trevor Project Lifeline
These trained counselors are here to support you 24/7. If you are a young LGBT person who is in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call The Trevor Lifeline.