THE CENTER FOR HEALTH AND PREVENTION
** Note on program updates due to COVID-19: **
The Center with locations in both San Luis Obispo and Arroyo Grande are open and providing services :
- Telehealth visits
- Birth Control
- Emergency Contraception
- Treatment Medications
- STI, HIV and Hep C Testing
- Basic Gynecology
- Exams and Pap Tests
Please call The Center in San Luis Obispo (805) 544-2478 or The Center in Arroyo Grande (805) 489-4026 TODAY to schedule your appointment or for more information. We are here for you!
Confidential, Caring, & Inclusive!
Walk-ins welcome and same-day appointments available, call us today!
Arroyo Grande: (805) 489-4026 San Luis Obispo: (805) 544-2478
The Center for Health and Prevention provides free to low-cost family planning services and reproductive/sexual health services to men, women, teens, and undocumented individuals. We accept CenCal and are open to ALL!
Most clients will qualify for free services through a state-funded program based on a sliding fee scale
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- Birth Control
- Emergency Contraception (Plan B)
- Pregnancy Testing
- STI/STD testing and treatment, including free partner treatment
- HIV Testing and Counseling
- Menopausal Services
- Referrals for Free Mammograms
- Exams, including pap smears, clinical breast exams, and male exams
- Education and referrals
- Hours just for teens
- Enrollment in Covered California and CenCal
- Outreach / Community Presentations
For more information on these services, please contact (805) 544-2498 x21
Patient intake paperwork to complete before arriving at The Center, if possible.
Please call to schedule an appointment before filling out the paperwork.
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
Phone: (805) 489-4026
Monday – Friday: 8:30am-5:30pm
Teen Only Hours:
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: (805) 544-2478
Monday – Friday: 8:30am-5:30pm
Teen Only Hours:
Monday & Thursday 3pm-6pm
Meet The Center Staff
Kayla is The Center’s Clinic Director and the backbone of the clinic! Kayla loves going on adventures with her husband, cuddling with her fur babies and coffee! She has been with The Center for over 19 years!
Rosamar has been with The Center for four years as a Medical Assistant and loves to teach patients about topics they aren’t familiar with. In her free time she likes to go hiking, having game nights with family and watching comedy movies.
Michele graduated from Cal Poly, and eventually got her FNP/PA certification from UC Davis. Michele lives in SLO with her two animals, little dog Bonny and cranky cat Marty along with her husband. One of her highlights was acting in teen monologues and she also enjoys playing with a local steel drum group which she has been in for many years .
Agueda is the clinic coordinator/ case manager at The Center and has been working with us for 14 years! Agueda finds happiness at the beach and being with her family!
Andrea is the administrative assistant at The Center and is in the process of completing her schooling from Allan Hancock College and Brandman University! In her free time she likes to spend time with her two dogs, Spence and Jordyn.
Kellie has been the Health Outreach Enrollment Specialist at The Center for a little over 2 years and has a passion for women’s health care in a variety of settings. In her free time she likes to read, head into nature and tend to her many houseplants.
Dani is a Patient Services Assistant at The Center and likes to hang out with her wife Alex and work on muscle cars in her free time.
Mira has been a Teen Wellness Provider for a little over one year at The Center. Before she worked at The Center she was a Peer Health Educator with Capslo’s Teen Wellness Division. She has a passion for sexual health education and a love for helping her peers receive the care they need. In her free time she helps dj for events !
Nuvia Hernandez is next up on our staff highlight! She is a Medical Assistant here at The Center and has been with us for close to two years! In her free time she likes to spend time with her husband.
Jennifer Koos: Jennie grew up on the Central Coast and returned back in 2005. She graduated from Loma Linda University nursing school and received her master’s degree in the Family Practice Nurse Practitioner program at UCLA. She is American Nurses Association certified and has been licensed for 20 years. She has worked in a variety of settings and has been at the Center for over 12 years. She enjoys traveling, baking, knitting and living in the country with her family.
Cynthia has been at The Center for over 2 years as a Medical Assistant and loves educating patients about birth control and STI prevention. Her pastimes include making crafts and spending time with her family. She has 4 children and 2 dogs!
Gricelda is a Medical Assistant at The Center and loves spending time with her husband, son, two brothers and parents. She has worked at The Center for almost 11 years!
Nikki has been working for The Center for over 6 years. She started as a Teen Wellness provider and progressed into the adult staff as a patient services assistant. Nikki has her CNA certification and for the past 2 years she has been doing the medical billing for both the slo and ag clinic. She is now the Billing Coordinator! In her free time she trains as an aerialist, likes to rock climb and loves to spend time with her bearded dragon Wednesday.
Andrea is a Patient Services Assistant at The Center and likes to go on trips with her family and discovering new places!
Joanne has been a clinician at The Center for seven years and she loves working with this clientele. She has practiced in the San Luis Obispo County area for the past thirty years . When she’s not working at The Center you’ll find her camping or off hiking with her dog!
Avery Vess is a Teen Wellness Provider and started working at The Center in October of 2019. He graduated from CCNTH and spends most of his free time watching netflix, hulu, youtube or almost any other media player. When Avery is not online, he’s normally out skating or with friends!
Lesley has been a Medical Assistant/ Patient Services Assistant at The Center for around 6 months and enjoys the friendly working environment. In her free time she likes hanging out with her friends, going on walks to the park and also loves to dance to almost any kind of music!