Public Health: HIV/AIDS Preventive Medicine Clinical Services
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Client Services

HIV/AIDS Preventive Medicine Clinical Services

The Preventive Medicine Clinic (PMC) functions as an important link for people needing personal health services by providing primary medical care to people who are HIV positive. PMC staff includes a physician, nurse practitioner and medical case managers to help with counseling and referrals.

Services

  • physical examinations
  • medical case management
  • laboratory tests
  • immunizations
  • medications
  • nutrition counseling

Hours and Locations

Tarrant County Public Health Main Campus
1101 South Main Street, Suite 1500, Fort Worth, Texas 76104
Monday, Wednesday-Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Arlington Public Health Center
536 W Randol Mill Road, Arlington, Texas 76011-5738
1st and 4th Thursday 8:00 am - Noon
By appointment only

Appointments

Please call 817-321-4850 for additional information or to schedule an appointment.

Confidentiality

All services and client information are confidential. Information will not be released without the client’s written consent.

Fees

Service fees are based on a sliding scale. Medicare and Medicaid are accepted. No one is refused service because of inability to pay.

HIV Counseling, Testing and Preventions Services

Tarrant County Public Health offers HIV and syphilis counseling and testing at two different clinics. These tests and the accompanied counseling are offered exclusively apart from the general screening offered at Adult Health Services. Remember, this offer does not include tests for the other STDs that can be transmitted the same way as HIV and syphilis. To learn more about comprehensive STD screening, with HIV and syphilis included, go to the Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD/HIV) page. The test for HIV and syphilis consists of a blood test taken intravenously. For an appointment or more information, please call at 817-321-4850.

Confidentiality

As with other STD testing, all services / information will not be released without the client's written consent. Anonymous testing is offered for HIV only. Although all testing is confidential, with anonymous testing you will be assigned a fictitious name.

If you have any questions about confidentiality or the options for testing please call us at 817-321-4850. You can speak to a counselor who will elaborate your options. Deciding on whether to test for HIV or not can be difficult. Speaking to a counselor, anonymously over the phone, will help you make an informed decision.

Fees

For HIV testing there is a $10 fee. No one will be refused service because of inability to pay.

Test Results

You will need to return 1 to 2 weeks after your visit to receive your test results. Regardless of testing confidentially or anonymously every client is given a number that they are responsible for safeguarding. This number is used to confirm your identity and matching your result upon your return. A request to see other forms of identification will be asked for if the number assigned is lost or not available. However, if you test anonymously you must bring the number or results will not be given.

The results cannot be given over the phone.

HIV / STD Education

HIV / AIDS / STD risk reduction education is provided by a trained staff of epidemiology specialists and outreach workers to a group(s) or an agency on a one-time or ongoing basis. HIV counseling and testing can be offered in conjunction with education. Learning what your risks are for acquiring HIV, and other STDs, will help you make constructive changes in your behavior that will lower or eliminate those risks. A counselor will help you identify what those risks are and assist you developing skills that you can practice to change the behaviors that place you at risk.





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