Service Updates from Your Local HIV Providers

At the end of March, 2016, the City of Portland proposed a budget that included cutting Portland Public Health Programs. The plan included transitioning services provided by India Street Public Health Center to Greater Portland Health, formally Portland Community Health Center, beginning January 1, 2017.

As the community-based provider of comprehensive HIV/AIDS services, Frannie Peabody Center remains committed to supporting people impacted by HIV/AIDS in accessing quality care. When potential changes to the City’s programs arise, our medical case managers are here to assist clients with navigating the healthcare system, which includes connecting to primary and specialty care, and helping to link individuals to the resources that best meet their needs.

Below are resources and updates from local HIV providers involved in supporting the continuity of care for people impacted by the future transitioning of services.

Greater Portland Health:

India Street Public Health Center/Positive Health Care:

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Virology Treatment Center (Maine Medical Center):

The Virology Treatment Center cares for PLWHA, chronic hepatitis C and hepatitis B, and offers PrEP services. VTC’s hours are Monday through Friday, 8am – 4:30pm. For questions or to schedule an appointment, please call 207-661-4400

Planned Parenthood of Northern New England:

In addition to STD and Rapid HIV testing, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE) now proudly offers PrEP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis), a way to prevent HIV for high risk populations. PPNNE has health centers in Biddeford, Portland, Sanford and Topsham. Same day and next day appointments are available. Visit ppnne.org or call 1-866-476-1321.

 

For clients and people living with HIV/AIDS interested in becoming a client of Frannie Peabody Center, please feel free to connect with the following people with questions and concerns around managing proposed changes:

Alice Caswell, Director of Client services:      207-619-8017
Caitlin Eldridge, Director of Operations:        207-619-8025
Or call your case manager directly
General Inquiries and Questions: Please call Katie Rutherford, Director of Development, at 207-619-8013