Programs and Services
Dedicated to supporting the healthy lifestyle choices of students by providing health and wellness education and resources.
Outreach and workshops are generally provided by request. If you are interested in collaborating with HEO on programs, presentations, outreach events, or workshops, please fill out the Program/presentation request form. HEO provides programming for students on the following topics:
Note: the above list serves as a basic guideline of programs offered by HEO. Possible programs are not limited to such categories. For more information on customizing a program, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In-Office Services and Resources
Free. rapid HIV antibody testing is conducted weekly by an HIV Testing Counselor certified through Los Angeles County. We use the INSTI Rapid HIV1/HIV2 antibody test, which requires a droplet of blood via finger stick and delivers results in 1 minute.
Testing times: 11am-1 pm
1st Tuesday of every month at the Queer Resource Center
2nd, 3rd, 4th Tuesday of every month at HEO
*Testing occurs only when classes are in session.
Condoms and Safer-Sex Supplies
HEO offers free safer sex supplies to all students, including:
- male/external condoms
- female/internal condoms
- finger condoms
- dental dams
- non-latex gloves
- non-latex condoms (polyurethane)
We have a variety of brands and sizes, as well as several types of lube. Students may take up to six condoms per visit. RAs, proctors, mentors, and sponsors looking to stock their halls can pick up pre-made bags that contain 12 standard condoms and lube.
Pregnancy Testing and Birth Control Education
HEO offers free and confidential pregnancy testing, in which trained Peer Health Educators provide information and guidance while assisting students in taking an over-the-counter pregnancy test. There is no need for an appointment – just walk in and request a test any time during open hours. PHEs can also discuss the different types of contraception and barrier methods, and refer students to outside resources if needed.
Massage Chair/Relaxation Room
Come use our Relaxation Room! You’ll find a full body massage chair, personal massage tools, aroma therapy, and space to meditate, color, do yoga, or relax with your friends. No appointment required!
Health and Wellness Literature/Zine Collection
We have a wide variety of brochures, handouts, books, and DVDs about many different health/wellness-related topics. We also have a wall of zines related to self-care, identity, the LGBT community, and more. Browse through them while you’re in the massage chair or check them out for a class or program!
One-on-one Health Education
You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. Come in and chat with a Health Educator about all your health and wellness needs/questions. Everything from nutrition, sex(uality), alcohol and/or drug use, to anxiety and roommate issues. Request an appointment with a trained student (PHE) using our Peer Wellness Coaching request form, or reach out to our professional staff.