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The Damien Center and Damien Cares will be closed on Monday, October 22nd.

Normal hours to resume on Tuesday, October 23rd. 

May 30, 2013

Do you need to get linked?

Are you HIV+ and haven't seen your HIV doctor in a year or more? Or maybe you know someone who is HIV+ who hasn't seen their HIV doctor in a year or more? A new program at The Damien Center is here to help.

The Linkage to Care (L2C) Program is designed to reconnect HIV+ individuals with the care they need to get and stay healthy as they manage their disease. The program also targets newly diagnosed HIV+ individuals who need support as they navigate their new experience. The goal of L2C? We're working to eliminate barriers to care and support, get more HIV+ individuals into care, and reduce our community viral load as a result. The overall outcome is a healthier community!

L2C staff can help with:
  • Gathering documents needed to get free or reduced-price insurance coverage. Need help getting your INET statement? A new state ID?
  • Providing transportation to appointments
  • Attending doctor's appointments with you
  • Understanding your doctor's recommendations
  • Childcare during appointments
  • Understanding your medication and how to take it
  • Reminder calls to take your medication
  • Accessing community resources (food, housing, utility assistance, etc.)
  • Understanding your HIV diagnosis
There is no cost for Linkage to Care services! If you are HIV+, you can automatically access all of our services. Please contact us today to get linked with the care you need.

Visit damien.org/linkage or contact:
Abbe Shapiro, Linkage to Care Program Manager
ashapiro@damien.org or 317.632.0123 ext. 263
Call or text 317.296.3687