CAN Community Health Expands into Jacksonville, Florida

CAN Community Health Expands into Jacksonville, Florida

01/11/2018 00:00

CAN Community Health is proud to announce a joint venture with Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida (LSS) in Jacksonville.

The new clinic will be opening mid-January 2018 and will be housed inside the Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida building at 4615 Philips Highway.

President/CEO of CAN Community Health, Richard Carlisle is “proud and excited about this partnership and looks forward to bringing its medical team to serve the entire community through its federal and state programs. Florida is currently #1 in the country for newly diagnosed infections of HIV and Jacksonville ranks 3rd in the state.  The numbers are still rising so there is still a lot of work to be done!”

LSS has been providing HIV patients with wrap-around services for thousands of clients since 1992. CAN is proud to serve Florida with 27 medical clinics throughout Florida and South Carolina. The Jacksonville location will offer medical care including HIV and hepatitis C and STD testing as well as education, prevention, case management, mental health services, PrEP information, shared housing programs and additional services.

 “This partnership is outstanding news for our clients and the community,” stated LSS President and CEO Mary Strickland. “We’re proud of the way our AIDS Care and Education (ACE) Program connects those living with HIV/AIDS with the necessary resources to not only function, but to thrive in the community.  Adding access to a CAN medical facility within our campus makes that mission easier to achieve, and is a great benefit for our clients.”

For scheduling or to find out more information about the Jacksonville clinic, please call (904) 508-0710 or (844) 922-2777.

ABOUT CAN COMMUNITY HEALTH

CAN Community Health is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to the treatment, care and continual wellness of people living with HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C and other STDs. The clinics offer the finest medical, dental, psychological and lifestyle counseling to all patients, regardless of their financial situation, insurance status or ability to pay. For more information visit www.cancommunityhealth.org.

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