Community Health Programs
HIV/AIDS Medical Case Management
The goal of Medical Case Management (MCM) is to empower persons who are living with HIV to maintain optimal physical and emotional health through ongoing assessment of needs, linkage to medical care, retention in medical care, treatment adherence, service planning and monitoring, coordination of services and advocacy.
Our Medical Case Managers meet with their clients at least once a month to update goals and to determine progress. Case managers meet with clients in the office, in their homes, or any community setting that is convenient.
We also have the following services available for our MCM consumers:
- 340B Pharmaceutical Program (no copayments on medications / synchronization of prescriptions / medication adherence / multiple delivery options)
- Transportation Assistance (i.e. SEPTA key cards and travel reimbursement)
- Food Vouchers
- Client Financial Fund
- Support Group
- Peer Mentorship
Mobile HIV Testing
The main objective of the Mobile HIV testing program is to contribute to the reduction of HIV incidence and prevalence rates by providing free of charge, voluntary, rapid results mobile HIV testing in Delaware County. This service enables us to reach the most underserved population with ease by bringing testing to them in a non-judgmental, confidential and accessible setting.
Our target population is Delaware county residents, particularly individuals at highest risk of HIV infection such as sexually active men who have sex with men (MSM), LGBTQIA, PWID, Minority, Uninsured, Homeless and the adolescent.
Our program is equipped to travel to other agencies, who might benefit from hosting HIV testing services for various different times, events, or occasions. We are also very flexible in our availability to provide this service. We accept walk-ins for testing at regular work hours (9:00am to 4:00pm M-F) at our administrative site in Media.
HIV Navigation Services (HNS)
HIV Navigation Services (HNS) is a time-limited intervention that assists individuals with access to HIV health and prevention services. These services include HIV/STI/Hep C screenings, housing, mental health, substance use counseling, linkage to PEP and/or PrEP, medication adherence, and linkage to and retention in care. Our Health Navigator;
- assesses barriers to engaging in prevention and care
- collaborates with clients to develop an action plan to overcome these barriers
- Supports the client in implementing their action plan.
The HIV Navigator works with clients who are currently living with HIV or at an increased risk for acquiring HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. For people living with HIV, the goals of HNS are to be fully engaged in HIV care and treatment and self-sufficiency. For people who are HIV negative, but at an increased risk for HIV, the goals of HNS are to be fully engaged in HIV and STI prevention services and self-sufficiency.
HIV / AIDS Prevention Education
HIV/AIDS prevention education and outreach services are provided to students attending Delaware County schools and colleges, churches, senior centers, prisons and other interested groups and organizations.
One on one counseling is provided to individuals who are currently living with HIV/AIDS or at high risk for acquiring HIV/AIDS and other STIs. The program focuses on building one’s problem-solving, negotiation and decision-making skills in an effort to change behaviors, make healthy choices and reduce the risk of STI transmission. The goal of the program is to help individuals maintain health, reduce transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections and improve one’s overall quality of life.