American Red Cross Blood Drives

Going to a hospital without blood is like jumping from a plane without a parachute! Give blood...Give life! (American Red Cross)

Appointments are typically available for the American Red Cross blood drives 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. on scheduled dates. The bloodmobile will be located in parking lot '4' between the administration and biological sciences buildings. Appointments are preferred. Walk-ins are welcome.

For your convenience, there are two ways you can schedule an appointment for the American Red Cross blood drives:

  • Go online at Click on the 'Make a Blood Donation Appointment' link and enter sponsor code 'calstatela'.
  • Call the American Red Cross at (800) GIVE-LIFE (800-448-3543).


Campus Walk

Take the Campus Walk Challenge and join us for a brisk (or leisurely) 1.5 mile walk around the perimeter of the campus. The walk begins on the main walkway in front of the Student Health Center Monday - Thursday (weather permitting).

  • Check back for our summer schedule.


CPR Training

The Health Promotion and Education Center offers American Heart Association (AHA) Heartsaver CPR AED and Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers courses for current Cal State L.A. students and employees. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required for all CPR trainings. Call the Center at (323) 343-3340 or see CPR Training for additional information.

All courses take place 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. on the scheduled date

  • Our summer schedule will be available the second week of July.

CPR, first aid, and AED training are available throughout the community. If our program does not meet your training needs, you can find other training sites by calling the American Heart Association (AHA) at (877) AHA-4CPR or visiting the AHA. In addition, the AHA has a line of e-learning programs. Visit for more information.

If you are not sure what type of training you need be sure to check with your academic department and/or employer.

AHA strongly promotes knowledge & proficiency in BLS, ACLS, & PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by AHA. Any fees charged for this course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course material, do not represent income to AHA.


Free Confidential Rapid HIV Testing

(Note: Rapid HIV test results are available in 20 minutes (wait time is approximately 20-30 minutes). For your convenience, the Student Health Center offers traditional confidential HIV testing [$24 fee] Monday - Friday. Call [323] 343-3302 to schedule an appointment.)

The next free confidential rapid HIV testing takes place Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the mobile unit located in parking lot '4' (between administration and biological sciences) and is scheduled for:

  • Rapid HIV testing is not offered during the summer quarter. Please check back in September for the fall schedule.

For additional information, resources and or locations on HIV, HIV testing, HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), STIs, and more, visit:


Wellness Wednesday Series

For your health and wellbeing, the Student Health Center's Health Promotion and Education Center and the University-Student Union's Center for Student Involvement present The Wellness Wednesday Series. For the current schedule of workshops, information tables and other activities, click on:

  • The Wellness Wednesday Series will return in the fall. Please check back in September for our fall schedule.