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  • Comprehensive Primary Care and Wellness Services

    AGENCY: HOWARD BROWN HEALTH
    ADDRESS: 641 W 63rd St, Chicago, IL 60637
    CONTACT: None Listed
    PHONE: (773) 388-1600
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Not Listed
    HOURS:
    Varies

    Howard Brown Health exists to eliminate the disparities in health care experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people through research, education and the provision of services that promote health and wellness.

    9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. 11:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. Tuesday. 9:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. Friday

    Associated Tags: Cholesterol , Diabetes , health , HIV , Howard Brown , Hypertension , primary care , south side , STI , Weight Management

  • ADVOCATING FOR COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT

    AGENCY: A.C.E.
    ADDRESS: 5038 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60639
    CONTACT: Kathryn Mercado
    PHONE: (773) 669-6223
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Not Listed
    HOURS:
    10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. Monday through Friday

    A.C.E. is a community that advocates a healthy lifestyle for young men of color, ages 18-29, who have sex with other men.

    Our Moto: “Belong, Be Safe, Be Empowered.”

    We offer FREE HIV/STI Testing Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

    We host fun, social, educational, empowering events for men.

    We offer outings and outreach and incentives for participating.

    Free condoms and lube.

    Volunteer opportunities

    Associated Tags: advocacy , empowerment , HIV , HIV testing , men , safe , STI , volunteer , young men

  • VIDA Wellness Center

    AGENCY: PROJECT VIDA
    ADDRESS: 2659 S. Kedvale Ave., Chicago, IL 60623
    CONTACT: Alejandra (Alex) Pena
    PHONE: (773) 277-2291
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Not Listed
    HOURS:
    Varies

    Project VIDA is a culturally-focused HIV/AIDS prevention and direct services community-based organization located on Chicago’s West Side. Project VIDA was founded by a consortium of volunteers in 1992 to address the unique needs and concerns of Latino and African American individuals at risk for or currently living with HIV/AIDS. We began with two co-founders distributing condoms out of a hardware store in Little Village (over 90,000 residents), then grew to have our own space, and now have two sites with dedicated and committed staff, volunteers, contractors, and Board of Directors. Project VIDA’s mission was newly revised in 2010 and is now “to improve quality of life and reduce health disparities in underserved communities by promoting self-empowerment and providing holistic health education and direct services.”

    The VIDA Wellness Center provides Oriental medicine, such as acupuncture and massage therapy to the South Lawndale/Little Village community, as well as the rest of the Chicagoland community.

    Condoms are available to the general public on a walk-in basis during general operating hours, Monday thru Friday at the following two sites:

    Free and confidential HIV counseling and testing is available to the general public by appointment or during general operating hours on a first-come, first-serve basis, at the following two sites listed below.

    Associated Tags: African American , condoms , HIV , HIV testing , HIV/AIDS , Latino , Oriental medicine , prevention , PROJECT VIDA , testing , wellness center

  • HIV Case Management

    AGENCY: PROJECT VIDA
    ADDRESS: 2659 S.Kedvale Ave., Chicago, IL 60623
    CONTACT: Andrew Roberts
    PHONE: (773) 277-2291
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Not Listed
    HOURS:
    Monday through Friday, by appointment

    Project VIDA is a culturally-focused HIV/AIDS prevention and direct services community-based organization located on Chicago’s West Side. Project VIDA was founded by a consortium of volunteers in 1992 to address the unique needs and concerns of Latino and African American individuals at risk for or currently living with HIV/AIDS. We began with two co-founders distributing condoms out of a hardware store in Little Village (over 90,000 residents), then grew to have our own space, and now have two sites with dedicated and committed staff, volunteers, contractors, and Board of Directors. Project VIDA’s mission was newly revised in 2010 and is now “to improve quality of life and reduce health disparities in underserved communities by promoting self-empowerment and providing holistic health education and direct services.”

    The HIV Case Management service provides medical and supportive case management to clients living with HIV/AIDS; including food, transportation, referrals, medication adherence counseling, housing assistance, etc.

    Associated Tags: African American , case management , Hispanic , HIV , HIV/AIDS , Latino , PROJECT VIDA , west side

  • Youth Drop-In Center

    AGENCY: PROLOGUE LGBT SOUTH SIDE DROP IN CENTER
    ADDRESS: 1857 E. 71 St., Chicago, IL 60649
    CONTACT: None Listed
    PHONE: None Listed
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Not Listed
    HOURS:
    Varies

    New LGBT South Side drop in center!!!
    Description
    Prologue is a multi-site, community-based high school and GED program founded in 1972. It is state-recognized and NCA accredited.

    We Offer:

    A Safe Heaven to Meet
    Free Rapid HIV Testing
    Connect To Care
    ILI Assessments
    Incentives
    Safe Sex Kits
    Referrals
    Peer Lead Groups
    Peer Support
    Internet Access
    Help Finding a Shelter
    Help Writing a Resume
    Referrals to our Alternative High School / GED Program
    And Much More!!!

    Associated Tags: basic needs , career and employment , drop-in center , education , health , HIV/STD , prevention & wellness , Prologue , Prologue LGBT South Side Drop In Center , youth

  • Open Door HIV/STI Screening Clinic

    AGENCY: OPEN DOOR
    ADDRESS: 164 Division St., Ste. 607, Elgin, IL 60120
    CONTACT: None Listed
    PHONE: (847) 695-1093
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Unknown

    The HIV testing program targets high-risk populations of Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM), and high-risk heterosexuals including sex workers, sex partners of HIV-positive MSM’s, persons who have multiple unprotected sex partners, users of IV and non-IV drugs, and sex partners of Intervenous Drug Users. Persons receiving these services will be provided pre and post-test counseling per Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and State of Illinois.

    Associated Tags: health , HIV , HIV testing , MSM , prevention , prevention & wellness , primary care , STD

  • Our Voices Advocating Health (OVAH)

    AGENCY: TPAN
    ADDRESS: 5050 N. Broadway St., Chicago, IL 60640
    CONTACT: None Listed
    PHONE: (773) 989-9494
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Unknown
    HOURS:
    9:00a.m. to 9:00p.m. Every Monday through Thursday, 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. Every Friday

    The prevention department’s mission at TPAN is to maintain the agency’s reputation as being Chicago’s first one-stop agency for individuals looking for HIV prevention information, HIV testing, counseling and/or referrals. OVAH! is primarily targeted towards young, at risk people of color. This can include MSM’s as well as substance users, or people who just want to know how to stay safe.

    Associated Tags: African American , AIDS , education , health , HIV , men , Men who have sex with men , MSM , prevention & wellness , primary care , recovery , STD , substance use , TPAN

  • HIV Outpatient Primary Care, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Services

    AGENCY: PROVIDENT HOSPITAL
    ADDRESS: 500 E. 51st St., Chicago, IL 60615
    CONTACT: None Listed
    PHONE: (312) 572-2724
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Not Listed
    HOURS:
    By Appointment

    Provident Hospital HIV Program provides comprehensive, wrap-around services that include outpatient primary care, mental health, psychosocial, dental, substance abuse, medication adherence, outreach/prevention and case management services to approximately 400 HIV patients residing in South side community areas.If you need transportation to your clinic appointment, please call the nurses office at (312) 572-2734 or (312) 572-2736 at least one day prior to your appointment.

    Associated Tags: basic needs , case management , health , HIV , mental health , prevention , primary care , Provident Hospital

  • HIV Testing & Share Safely

    AGENCY: HIV ELIMINATION
    ADDRESS: 5841 S. Maryland Ave., Chicago, IL 60637
    CONTACT: None Listed
    PHONE: (866) 747-0074
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Unknown
    HOURS:
    Varies

    Get Tested
    You have lots of options for getting tested! You can:

    Call our hotline at 1-866-747-0074 or email “I need an HIV test” to hivelimination@uchicago.edu
    Find the Chicago Department of Public Health or Planned Parenthood clinic closest to you for free HIV or STI testing.

    Share Safely
    If you have been diagnosed with HIV or a sexually transmitted infection (STI) and would like to ask any sex or needle-sharing partners to get tested, OR if you know someone who you think was exposed to HIV or an STI, we can help you tell them anonymously. We will send them a personal message which does not include any information that can be used to identify you.
    -First, provide us with as much information as possible in the form below (you must enter either a phone number or email for the recipient for us to contact him/her)
    -When we receive the form, we will email or text you within 24 hours to confirm that the information you provided is accurate
    -You must send your confirmation within 24 hours
    -Within 24 hours after you reply to us, we will send this to the recipient:
    “This is a message from the University of Chicago Medicine. Someone who knows you thinks you might be at risk for HIV or STIs. For help getting a free test, call 1-866-747-0074. ”
    Once we have sent this message, it will be up to the recipient to obtain testing. We will send the message only once, and we will not contact you further. Your information will be permanently deleted from our system and will not be used for any other purpose.

    Please note: We cannot tell you if the recipient has received a test, nor can we guarantee that they do so.
    Thank you for encouraging others to get tested!

    Associated Tags: Anonymous sharing , health , HIV Elimination , HIV testing , HIV/STD , prevention , prevention & wellness , primary care , STD , STI Testing

  • HIV Care Clinic

    AGENCY: MICHAEL REESE RESEARCH AND EDUCATION FOUNDATION
    ADDRESS: 2525 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60616
    CONTACT: Norma Rolfsen, RN
    PHONE: (312) 791-3465
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Unknown
    HOURS:
    Varies

    The HIV Care program is a recognized leader in integrated primary and multi-speciality care for people living with HIV disease. This twice-weekly clinic provides a seamless system of care to approximately 300 patients in all stages of HIV disease both with and without insurance, from the neighborhood and the metropolitan area.

    Care is provided regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. Established by concerned medical residents at Michael Reese Hospital in 1989, HIV Care actively continues the mission of the former medical center in serving the underserved alongside all patients at the same high level of care and also in initiating new approaches to treatment that further enhance effectiveness. The staff is extensively trained in cultural competency in LGBT and other population-specific issues.

    Associated Tags: health , health care , HIV , HIV positive , low-income , Michael Reese Research and Education Foundation , primary care , STD

  • Generation L, Prevention Intervention for MSM & MTF

    AGENCY: AMIGAS LATINAS @ ASTREA FOUNDATION
    ADDRESS: 2703 W. Division St., Chicago, IL 60622
    CONTACT: Cassandra Avenatti
    PHONE: None Listed
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Unknown
    HOURS:
    None Listed

    We currently have youth programming for folks of all genders, as well as free HIV/STI Testing, Comprehensive Risk Counseling Services (CRCS) and a safe and identity-affirming drop-in space. Generation L is a community-level HIV prevention intervention for MSM and transgender (male to female) youth between the ages of 18-24. The program utilizes social events and public performances to convey a prevention message, and is designed to be fun and relevant for queer Latin@ youth. The group members design monthly safer sex campaigns, conducts monthly themed (and often costumed!) outreach and hosts social events throughout the year. Additionally, participants facilitate safer sex sessions called ‘Just the Tip’ each month in the youth space. We have opportunities for youth to obtain a small stipend for their participation.

    Associated Tags: amigas latinas , astrea , astrea foundation , education , generation L , health , HIV , HIV prevention , Latino , male-to-female , men , MSM , mtf , prevention , prevention & wellness , queer , STD , trans , transgender , youth

  • Illinois HIV/STI/STD Hotline

    AGENCY: STATE OF ILLINOIS
    ADDRESS: Chicago, IL 60602
    CONTACT: None Listed
    PHONE: (800) 243-2437
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Unknown
    HOURS:
    24 hours a day

    This hotline is free and anonymous offering callers the most up-to-date, medically-accurate information on AIDS/HIV and sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs), emotional support, and state-wide referrals for healthcare and social services related to AIDS/HIV and STDs. This program offers services in English and Spanish and provides a wealth of information and referrals to callers.

    Associated Tags: health , helplines and eSupport , HIV , HIV/STD , hotline , illinois , prevention & wellness , STD , STI , support

  • STI & HIV Screenings

    AGENCY: JACKSON PARK HOSPITAL
    ADDRESS: 1625 E. 75th St., 2nd floor, Chicago, IL 60649
    CONTACT: Octavia Richmond
    PHONE: (773) 947-7271
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Unknown
    HOURS:
    Varies

    Jackson Park Hospital offers confidential services. Appointments are preferred, walk-in’s welcome, uninsured welcome.
    -Screening for STDs / STIs including HIV,
    -Diagnosis and onsite treatment for STDs/STIs
    -Laboratory and Diagnostic Services, and
    -Health Education/Risk Reduction Counseling.

    Hours of operation
    STD Clinic: Tuesdays, 1:00 to 4:00pm
    HIV Clinic: Thursdays, 1:00-4:00pm

    Associated Tags: health , health education , HIV , HIV screening , HIV/STI screening , hospital , Jackson Park , Jackson Park Hospital , prevention & wellness , risk reduction counseling , Screening , STD , STI

  • Syphilis Treatment Clinic

    AGENCY: HOWARD BROWN HEALTH CENTER
    ADDRESS: 4025 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60613
    CONTACT: None Listed
    PHONE: (773) 388-8895
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Yes
    HOURS:
    Varies - See Description

    This clinic offers the confidential blood test for syphilis , a nurse consultation visit and syphilis treatment when appropriate. This clinic is designed specifically for people experiencing symptoms of syphilis, and for individuals who were potentially exposed to syphilis by a partner.

    Price = $35.00

    Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: 1 pm – 7 pm
    Friday: 9 am – Noon and 1 pm – 4 pm
    2nd and 4th Saturday of each month: 9 am – Noon
    EXCEPT DURING May, November and December: 2nd Saturday only: 9 am – Noon

    No appointment is necessary. Clients seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Payment can be made in cash, major credit card or debit card with a Visa/Mastercard logo.

    Sorry, insurance cannot be used for walk-in clinic visits.

    Associated Tags: confidential , HBHC , health , HIV/STD , Howard Brown , Howard Brown Health Center , primary care , syphilis , syphilis treatment , walk-in

  • Rapid HIV Testing (Free)

    AGENCY: HOWARD BROWN HEALTH CENTER
    ADDRESS: 4025 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60613
    CONTACT: None Listed
    PHONE: (773) 388-8895
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Yes
    HOURS:
    Varies - See Description

    Rapid HIV testing, with results usually provided within the same day. Results from rapid HIV tests are available in minutes; however, because this is a walk-in service, we cannot ensure a specific length of time for the full visit. This testing includes an extensive pre- and post- test counseling session.

    Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: 1 pm – 7 pm
    Friday: 9 am – Noon and 1 pm – 4 pm
    2nd and 4th Saturday of each month: 9 am – Noon
    EXCEPT DURING May, November and December: 2nd Saturday only: 9 am – Noon

    Associated Tags: free , HBHC , health , HIV , HIV/STD , Howard Brown Health Center , prevention & wellness , rapid HIV test , walk-in

  • Comprehensive Programming and Support

    AGENCY: CHICAGO HOUSE/TRANSLIFE CENTER
    ADDRESS: 1925 N. Clybourn St., Ste. 401, Chicago, IL 60614
    CONTACT: Channyn Parker
    PHONE: (773) 248-5200 ext. 333
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Yes
    HOURS:
    None Listed

    Chicago House’s newest program, the TransLife Center (TLC), officially launched in 2013. The TLC provides comprehensive programming and support to transgender individuals.

    TransHealth provides a variety of resources and health information to transgender people impacted by HIV/AIDS, poverty, homelessness, chronic illness, and/or mental health issues.

    Chicago House provides both on-site and scattered-site housing options for transgender individuals.

    The TransLegal Program provides holistic and affirming legal services, self-help legal assistance, and legal education to transgender people to support the overall mission of the TransLife Center (TLC) and the personal success of its participants.

    The mission of TransWorks is to advance employment and work opportunities for transgender individuals. TransWorks consists of a 3-week skill-building workshop, career coaching, mentorship, and internship opportunities.

    Associated Tags: basic needs , Chicago House , health , HIV , HIV positive , housing , legal , queer , services , support , The Chicago House , transgender , Translife