Our care is based on the principles of confidentiality, accessibility, comprehensiveness, and health promotion and consumer satisfaction. Our goal is to empower our patients to make good decisions about their own care to promote health and well-being.
If you are not associated with a patient at our clinic, HIV tests are available for free at all county health departments. We offer confidential HIV testing for partners and spouses of our clients at the Specialty Care Clinic. To ensure that an individual can be tested, we strongly encourage individuals to call and make an appointment as walk-ins cannot always be accommodated. Make sure you bring a form of photo identification with you to your testing appointment.
Which test do we use? We use the rapid INSTI HIV-1/ HIV-2 Antibody Test to screen for HIV antibodies. The INSTI is quick, painless and only requires a pinprick of blood. With the Insti test, your results are read in 60 seconds.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call or text 706-295-6701.
Medication & Refills
Staff assess clients who have no drug insurance coverage to assist them in getting certain HIV medications at minimal or no cost to the client. Clients may also obtain some medications for conditions unrelated to HIV recommended by the provider. Please contact your pharmacy for any medication refills at least 1 week ahead of time to prevent a lapse in medication adherence.
PrEP stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis and is a method of prevention for those who may be at high risk of getting HIV. PrEP is a pill you take daily composed of the same medicine people who already have HIV take to stay healthy. When combined with condom use and other prevention methods, PrEP provides a higher level of protection against HIV than using other prevention methods alone.
Floyd County Health Department offers a PrEP clinic through its Adult Health Program. If you are interested in more information on PrEP, please contact the Floyd County Health Department at 706-295-6123.
Consortium Meetings are held quarterly with community partners, medical professionals, faith leaders, and patients. These meetings allow community and patient feedback regarding activities that are currently going on within the clinic. This meeting also allows the clinic to report out on grant funding, updates within the clinic, and snapshot of data for STDS and HIV.
Our HIV Prevention Coordinator conducts numerous community outreaches providing HIV education, condom distribution, and provides HIV testing and counseling.