CAN Community Health Opens New HIV Clinic in Tarrant County

Associated Press

Friday October 9, 2020

Demetris McDowell, Practice Administrator (left), Shannon Dewitt, Front Desk Receptionist (center), and Nadia Winston, Nurse Practitioner (right)
Demetris McDowell, Practice Administrator (left), Shannon Dewitt, Front Desk Receptionist (center), and Nadia Winston, Nurse Practitioner (right)  (Source:Business Wire)

CAN Community Health (CAN) has announced that it is adding a new health clinic in Arlington, Texas, delivering HIV medical care and services to patients regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay.

Currently, more than 90,000 people are living with HIV in Texas. To address this growing public health need, CAN is opening a specialty care clinic to serve the Tarrant County community.

"We know that access to quality, affirming medical care can improve our health and wellness, reduce the spread of HIV, as well as create stability for those living and affected by HIV," expressed Richard E. Carlisle, President, and CEO.

In addition to being an authorized Ryan White provider, CAN will also provide free and confidential HIV testing, PrEP services, free Hepatitis C testing and treatment, prevention, education and street outreach, linkage to care services, medical peer navigators, nPEP services, patient care coordination, transportation services, and telehealth services.

From its national headquarters in Sarasota, FL, CAN Community Health has been serving the needs of the Southeast United States for over 29 years. "We are excited to bring our continuum of care to Texas, especially the Tarrant County area, and provide services to those that need it most," said Carlisle.

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