About Radiant Health Centers

LGBTQ+ Health Services and Social Services in Orange County

Who We Are

When a patient comes into Radiant Health Centers for testing and care, they can rest assured that they will be treated with dignity, respect and above all compassion. We help anyone in need of care, and we do not discriminate.

We are passionate about health equity and believe everyone in our community deserves high-quality healthcare.

Who We Help

We have provided more than three decades of exceptional care and support to people living with HIV, along with their loved ones and are expanding our services to ensure everyone in Orange County has access to stigma-free, compassionate care. We currently offer comprehensive social services and a growing number of medical services including medical case management for people with HIV or at risk for HIV as well as free hepatitis C testing, full mental health services and nutrition support and counseling. Radiant Health Centers also offers kids programs and support groups for family and loved ones and vital education and outreach services.

How We Help

If a client is HIV positive we assign them to a social worker who connects them with a continuum of care which includes medical needs, financial and housing assistance, mental health counseling, nutrition support, peer groups and transportation. We continue to expand our medical services to ensure more people from our community have timely, compassionate access to the health services they need.

History

A small group of volunteers founded the AIDS Services Foundation (ASF) Orange County in the late summer of 1985 because people were dying, had nowhere to turn and desperately needed help. Over the years, ASF went from helping people with AIDS die with dignity and compassion to supporting people living with HIV and their loved ones with comprehensive social services and access to medical resources as well as critical prevention and educational outreach services. It grew to become the largest and most comprehensive nonprofit HIV service provider in Orange County, with a staff of committed and caring individuals, a board of directors and an advisory council of highly respected community leaders, and hundreds of dedicated volunteers and generous donors.

In December 2017, ASF responded once again to the evolving nature of HIV disease and announced that it had adopted a new name and new look with the same compassion and caring. As Radiant Health Centers, we are better positioned to eliminate HIV and create a healthy Orange County for all. Medications are available today that can prevent the transmission of HIV and protect those who are HIV negative from contracting HIV when taken daily.

Radiant Health Centers provides direct care to more than 5,000 men, women, children, and families in Orange County. Our social services include food, transportation, housing, emergency financial assistance, kids and family and senior programs, support groups, benefits counseling and HIV education and prevention services. Our clinical services include testing and treatment for HIV, STDs and HepC. We also provide birth control and family planning for the LGBTQ+ community regardless of their HIV status.