Wellness Center in Broward County Offers Free HIV & STD Screenings

AHF and Florida Department of Health in Broward County

A partnership with AHF and Florida Department of Health in Broward County will officially open the new Broward County Wellness Center this Thursday, July 27, 2017.

A ribbon cutting ceremony will officially open the new location for the Broward Wellness Center on Thursday, July 27 at 9:00am. The public is invited.   Broward Wellness Center is a partnership between AHF and Florida Department of Health in Broward County (DOH-Broward) and will offer free Sexually-Transmitted Disease (STD) and HIV testing and screening.  Broward Wellness Center is located at 750 SE 3rd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and is open Monday through Friday10am to 7pm. No appointment necessary. More information can be found at www.freeSTDcheck.org.

 

“We encourage our community to make HIV and STD testing a part of regular medical checkups. The Broward Wellness Center, a partnership between The Florida Department of Health in Broward County and AIDS Healthcare Foundation, will provide even greater access to sexual health services on a walk in basis at no cost,” stated Dr. Paula Thaqi, Director, Florida Department of Health in Broward County.

 

Services offered include: free Chlamydia screening and treatment; free Gonorrhea screening and treatment; free Syphilis screening and treatment and free HIV testing and linkage to HIV primary care.

 

In its five years of operation, the Broward Wellness Center has provided services to over 100,000 patients since it opened April 2013. At the Wellness Center there are disease intervention specialists from the DOH-Broward who work closely with providers to ensure that clients of the center receive high quality care.

 

“Broward Wellness Center is a great example of how public/private partnership can work. Government healthcare organizations and Technology companies are working together to deliver efficient, cutting edge services in large scale. I am proud of our work with Broward County Department of Health, Healthvana, Cepheid and Abbot and we look forward to doing more for our community,” stated Whitney Engeran, AHF Senior Director of Public Health

 

In addition to the new Broward County location, AHF operates  a total of 21 Wellness Centers in 8 states including California, Ohio, New York, Washington DC, and Texas. More information and locations can be found at www.freeSTDcheck.org.

 

 

WHAT:                 Ribbon-cutting of new Broward Wellness Center, a partnership between AHF and Florida Department of Public Health in Broward County

 

WHEN:                 (TOMORROW) THURSDAY, July 27th, 2017   Time: 9:00am

 

WHERE:               Broward Wellness Center,

                                750 SE 3rd Ave, Ste. 100, Fort Lauderdale, FL

 

WHO:                   Michael Weinstein, President and CEO, AIDS Healthcare Foundation

                                Michael Kahane, AHF Southern Bureau Chief

                                Paula Thaqi, M.D., Director, Florida Department of Health in Broward County

Patrick Jenkins, Director, Communicable Disease Director, Florida Department of Health in Broward County

                               


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