Desert AIDS Project / D.A.P.

Desert AIDS Project (DAP)  was founded in 1984 by a group of community volunteers in the face of the AIDS crisis, Desert AIDS Project (D.A.P.) has been the Coachella Valley’s primary not-for-profit resource for those living with, affected by, or at-risk for HIV or AIDS.

Today, we are a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with the goal of improving the overall health of our entire community, especially the disenfranchised. D.A.P. provides comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary and preventative health care services including; primary medical care, HIV and Hepatitis specialty care, dentistry, behavioral health and social services all-under-one-roof.

Until there’s a cure, the vision of D.A.P. is of healthy individuals, families, and communities despite the existence of HIV. To bring this vision to life, the mission of D.A.P is to enhance and promote the health and well-being of our community.

We ensure access to care by offering a sliding scale fee for income-qualified individuals who are uninsured. Our range of services help address urgent needs, as well as provide a foundation for clients to achieve positive health outcomes and fulfill the goals that they have for their lives. D.A.P. further removes barriers by providing the following services which include:

  • Primary medical care
  • HIV and Hepatitis specialty care
  • Dental care
  • Guidance from case managers for assessments, referrals, advocacy and benefits counseling
  • Individual and group mental health services
  • Individual and group substance abuse counseling
  • Onsite laboratory diagnostic services
  • Prescriptions filled at the in-house pharmacy
  • Assistance with food, utilities, and transportation for qualified clients
  • Housing Programs to assist with permanent and emergency housing needs
  • Community-wide, free HIV and Hepatitis C testing, education and early intervention services
  • Home healthcare
  • Chiropractic, nutrition counseling and other wellness support
  • Computer lab where volunteer tutors help clients build computer skills
  • Help developing return-to-work strategies

We link you to additional services provided by community partners through referrals, collaborations and advocacy.

Selected services are available at our satellite office in Indio, CA, located at 81-880 Dr. Carreon Boulevard.

American Sign Language and Language Translation services are available. Please request 2 business days in advance. Contact your case manager.


Desert AIDS Project
1695 N. Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday
Phone: 760-323-2118

Desert AIDS Project – Indio Office
81-880 Dr. Carreon Boulevard
Carreon Professional Plaza, Suite B-107
Indio, CA 92201
Phone: 760-342-4197

1695 N. Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Hours: 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM, Monday – Friday
Phone: 760-992-0492