What is Our HIV Program?
This program provides early intervention services to people exhibiting at-risk behaviors, which could lead to seropositive (does have antibodies) status.
The HIV program serves all Meridian locations; focusing on eliminating or reducing substance abuse by at-risk individuals who recognize the need for substance abuse services.
After receiving a personal risk profile review, clients may voluntarily submit to both pre- and post-test counseling upon consulting with program staff. Some may be referred to the program after previously being diagnosed with a seropositive status.
The HIV program includes:
- Case Management
- Risk Awareness and Reduction Education
- Outreach & Screening
- Patient Care Eligibility Screening (Ryan White Services)
- Infectious Disease Screening
- Medical Services
Enhanced services for special population groups include linkage to appropriate medical services, especially prenatal care, as well as HIV/AIDS medical treatment services, education, counseling and vocational/educational services.
The HIV clinic is located in the Intervention Services unit at the Gainesville main campus. Services are available by appointment and walk-ins are welcome.
For information about the HIV program, contact Sebrenah Phillips, BS, CPP, CBHT, Specialty Coordinator, at (352) 374-5600, ext. 8257, or sebrenah_phillips@MBHCI.org.