Ending HIV/AIDS Through Access to Testing and Treatment
By Care Resource
National HIV Testing Day is a time to encourage people to get tested for HIV, know their status, and get linked to care and treatment. While this is a nationwide effort, Care Resource, a Federally Qualified Healthcare Center (FQHC), is especially committed to the communities it serves within South Florida. The team at Care Resource encourages those who face difficulties in accessing care such as language barriers, insurance status, and more, to find a medical home that meets their sexual and overall health needs with compassion.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the health center expanded HIV testing to ensure that community members could receive essential services while adhering to social distancing recommendations. Individuals living within Broward and Miami-Dade counties who have not tested positive for HIV or tested in the past three months can access HIV testing via an at-home program. After testing in the privacy and comfort of their own home, individuals will receive support from testing counselors.
Additionally, Care Resource continues to offer PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) for HIV prevention and PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) for treatment after a high-risk encounter. The center has implemented specific hotlines so individuals can connect with navigators directly to discuss their options, and learn more about telehealth medical and behavioral health services. If needed, Care Resource can assist with emergency transportation to one of its centers with rides offered via Uber Health.
PrEP Hotline: (347) 919-8904
PEP Hotline: (786) 322-1503
Throughout this global pandemic, Care Resource is prioritizing the overall wellness of our patients. It is now more important than ever to protect those with compromised immune systems due to chronic illnesses such as HIV. The center looks to support community members who are at higher risk of contracting HIV and face barriers to care. Providing affordable access to specialized HIV treatment in addition to general quality care is essential to ending the fight against HIV/AIDS. This National HIV Testing Day, find out your status and help protect your communities.
About Care Resource:
Care Resource is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization and a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with four locations in Midtown Miami, Little Havana, Miami Beach, and Fort Lauderdale. The health center provides comprehensive health and support services to address the full health care needs of South Florida’s pediatric, adolescent, and adult populations.