Healthcare Foundation (AHF) will open its newest Healthcare Center
in the United States Thursday in the Floridian city of Homestead. AHF
Healthcare Centers are specialized HIV clinics that offer expert
treatment and care for people living with HIV/AIDS, and there are more
than 30 such clinics throughout the US. The Homestead clinic, however,
is unique in that it offers care exclusively to uninsured patients and
people receiving insurance through federal Ryan White coverage.
Additionally, for clients who live in the Florida Keys, this new clinic
will be the first care opportunity they reach on the mainland,
drastically reducing commutes and increasing access to care.
AHF Homestead Healthcare Center925 N.E. 30th
Terrace, Suite #310Homestead, FL 33033
Primary provider: Jorge Murillo, MDHours: Tuesday
and Thursdays, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Phone: (305) 246-5422Fax: (305) 246-5424
"While all AHF clinics are proud to offer cutting-edge treatment and
care regardless of one's ability to pay, we're particularly excited
about the opportunities this new Homestead clinic will offer to people
living with HIV and AIDS who lack insurance or rely on federal coverage
through the Ryan White program," said Michael Kahane, AHF's
Southern .S. Region Bureau Chief, who oversees care in Florida and the
Caribbean. "It's also crucial for clients to be able to access care
close to their homes - no one should have to drive for hours just to get
a check-up when they're living with a manageable, yet serious,
condition. Our Homestead clinic grants people living with HIV/AIDS in
the Keys that opportunity to drastically reduce their travel time
without compromising the quality of their care."
The new clinic, which has six specialized providers to care for
patients, will begin seeing patients Thursday. Benefit counselors will
also be available through the clinic to talk to patients who may be
unsure of their eligibility for federal programs like Ryan White, which
is the largest federal program dedicated to providing care for those
living with HIV. Originally introduced in 1990, the Ryan White
Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act was reauthorized in
2006 and 2009. Most recently, the program was rejuvenated through the bi-partisan
passage of the Ryan White Equity and Choice Act in March 2014. The
new bill improves the program to ensure that funding allocations are
evidence based, and that funding targets interventions that get people
into care and keep them there.
Learn more about AHF Healthcare Centers at www.hivcare.org.
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is the largest non-profit HIV/AIDS
healthcare provider in the USA. AHF currently provides medical care
and/or services to over 300,000 individuals in 32 countries worldwide in
the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, Eastern Europe, and Asia. For
more information, visit www.aidshealth.org,
find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth
and follow us on Twitter: @AIDSHealthcare.
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