Hamilton Health Center, Harrisburg (Dauphin County)
Serving over 14,000 patients per year in 5 locations, Hamilton Health Center (HHC) is a highly successful non-profit community health organization, and provides comprehensive health services primarily to underserved populations in the Harrisburg area. HHC became involved with the expanded testing program in April 2009. Their testing model involves conventional testing using Orasure, and negative patients are provided with results at the next clinic visit. Positive patients are duly notified and counseled in person. Hamilton is also home to the Ryan White funded HOPE program, which provides HIV/AIDS primary care and support services, and is staffed by a diverse team of HIV specialists. More information on the HOPE program can be found at http://hamiltonhc.homestead.com/hopepartner.html.
Community Volunteers in Medicine, West Chester (Chester County)
Community Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM) is a nonprofit community based organization, which provides primary medical and dental care to uninsured patients. With over 200 volunteers, CVIM serves approximately 3000 patients per year. CVIM began routine HIV testing in August 2009, and have successfully identified and linked positive patients to care. CVIM employs conventional testing methods, using both blood ELISAs and Orasure as testing tools. For more information on the great work CVIM is doing in their community, please visit http://www.cvim.org.
Family First Health, York (York and Adams Counties)
First established in York county, Family First Health is a community health network providing comprehensive care to underserved populations. Today, Family First has five locations in York and Adams counties, and became involved with the expanded HIV testing program in August 2009, testing hundreds of patients each month using the Unigold rapid test method. Family First is also home to Caring Together, a comprehensive HIV/AIDS care program. More information on Caring Together can be found at http://www.myfamilyfirsthealth.org/caringtogather.html.
Ches Penn Health Services, Chester (Delaware County)
ChesPenn Health Services is a private, non-profit practice that has been providing care in Delaware County since 1973. ChesPenn provides family-centered health and dental care to the community regardless of ability to pay, and have been involved with expanded testing since October 2008. All adult patients the option of HIV testing, and conventional testing using either blood ELISA or Orasure is performed for those who consent. All patients with positive results are followed up by in-house physician, Dr. Sigidin. More information about ChesPenn Health Services can be found at: http://www.chespenn.com.
Metro Family Practice, Wilkinsburg (Allegheny County)
Metro Family Practice is a community health clinic in the Wilkinsburg area of greater Pittsburgh, and has been providing quality care to Wilkinsburg and nearby communities for over ten years. Metro believes in a comprehensive, holistic approach to medicine, successfully integrating clinical care with other therapies that recognize the mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of health. Metro began routine HIV screening in January 2010, using the OraQuick rapid test technology. More information about Metro Family Practice can be found at http://www.metrofamilypractice.org/index.html.
Squirrel Hill Health Center, Pittsburgh (Allegheny County)
Squirrel Hill Health Center (SHHC) is a comprehensive primary care health clinic in the Squirrel Hill district of Pittsburgh, providing a wide range of services, including primary care, OB/GYN services, and mental health services. Language translation is also available. Established in 2006, SHHC provides quality care to all patients regardless of insurance status. SHHC began expanded HIV testing using the OraQuick rapid test in January 2010. For more information about SHHC and their work in the community, please visit http://www.squirrelhillhealthcenter.org/.
Ches Penn Coatesville (Chester County)
Bethesda Mission Medical Clinic, Harrisburg (Dauphin County)