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  • Andrew Escajeda Comprehensive Care Services (AECCS)

    In 1991, the City of Pasadena Public Health Department in partnership with a collaboration of community agencies recognized the growing need for HIV services in the San Gabriel Valley.  Through this partnership, the Pasadena Public Health Department embarked on a new venture and began providing HIV/AIDS medical outpatient services to HIV-infected individuals at the Andrew Escajeda Clinic.  The clinic was named after Andrew Escajeda, who was a City of Pasadena employee dedicated to the HIV/AIDS cause.  Today, the clinic is called the Andrew Escajeda Comprehensive Care Services (AECCS). 

    For over 20 years, AECCS has been responsible for providing HIV and AIDS medical outpatient services to HIV-infected individuals.  AECCS is committed to providing innovated, culturally competent, compassionate and high-quality comprehensive HIV medical treatment, mental health, risk-reeducation, HIV education prevention services free of charge to our clients.  Our professional staff of doctors, nurses, social workers, nutritionists, counselors, case managers, and treatment adherence specialists work together to effectively coordinate your healthcare needs.  Services are available to low-income, uninsured, and Medi-Cal/Medicare-insured individuals living in Pasadena and Los Angeles County.  AECCS is a recipient of the Ryan White CARE Act, funds provided by the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health Division of HIV and STD Programs (DHSP).    

    Our Services 

    Benefits Speciality Services 

    • Benefits Specialists assist patients with a variety of public benefit programs, including Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicare, and Medi-Cal.  Benefits Specialists also assist with and accept applications for the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) and Healthy Way LA.
    • AECCS is an authorized ADAP enrollment site 
    • ADAP provides an extensive list of HIV/AIDS medications free of charge or at a low-cost to HIV-positive individuals who qualify 
    • ADAP enrollment is available to all qualified individuals, even if not receiving medical services from AECCS 

    Comprehensive Risk-Reduction Services  

    • HIV/STD Education, Prevention, and Risk-Reduction Services 
    • HIV counseling and testing services 
    • Mobile unit HIV counseling and testing 
    • Health education risk reduction services 
    • STD community intervention program (SCIP) 
    • HIV partner testing: free HIV Rapid Oral test is offered for partners and family members of AECCS clients
    • Counseling services
    • Sexual partner, counseling, and referral services (PCRS)

    Medical Services 

    • Comprehensive medical examinations 
    • A full range of the most current HIV medical treatments and medications 
    • Individualized treatment plans developed in partnership with the client 
    • Laboratory testing which include ongoing monitoring of CD4 and viral load levels, and specialized examinations to identify HIV medication resistance 
    • Radiological testing 
    • Referrals to specialty medical services 
    • Preventive treatments, vaccinations, and health education 

    Psychiatric and Mental Health Services 

    • Comprehensive Mental Health Support Group assessments 
    • Crisis intervention services provided to clients and their significant others by a mental health clinician/social worker 
    • Referrals for long-term mental health counseling, support groups, and substance abuse programs 
    • Short-term counseling provided by Master of Social Work-level interns, Marriage and Family Therapy-level interns, and/or Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.)-level interns
    • Comprehensive evaluation/assessments and medication monitoring
    • Clinical case management
    • Treatment plans
    • Client-centered approach


    Nutritional Counseling 

    • Registered dietician who assists clients in meeting the nutritional challenges associated with HIV/AIDS 
    • Services include nutritional assessment, dietary counseling, body composition analysis (BIA testing), and nutritional supplements to those who qualify 

    Dental Services 

    • Coming Soon
    • AECCS will offer comprehensive dental care, including diagnostic exams, cleanings, X-rays, fillings, crowns, partial or full dentures, root canals, and extractions.

    Care Coordination Services 

    • Care case management services assist clients with benefits assessment, housing assistance, substance use, emergency shelter, food bank, legal resources, transportation, and enhancing health status while fostering independence and family services 
    • Transportation assistance is available to those who qualify 
    • Medical Case Management
    • Home-based case managemetn services

    Women’s Health Services (Family PACT Services)

    • Specialized services that address the unique healthcare needs of women living with HIV/AIDs 
    • Routine gynecological examinations and treatment 
    • Specialty referrals, health education, risk-reduction, and medical counseling 
    • Mental health services 
    • STD Screening


    Hours and Appointments

    Monday - Thursday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

    Every other Friday 8:00 am to 1:00 pm (see the City Calendar for holidays and closed Fridays)

    Walk-in services accepted, appointments encouraged.  Contact us at (626) 744-6140 for appointments or more information.

  • Contact Us

    Andrew Escajeda Comprehensive Care Services
    1845 N. Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena CA 91103
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    (626) 744-6140
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