Events Planned to Raise Awareness for National HIV Testing Day

FoundCare, Inc., a nonprofit Federally Qualified Health Center, is offering free HIV tests at multiple locations throughout Palm Beach County during the week of June 26 in recognition of National HIV Testing Day. Free Hepatitis C tests will be offered, as well. FoundCare always offers free testing at its West Palm Beach, Delray Beach and Belle Glade locations, and will offer extended testing hours at its West Palm Beach location throughout the week.

 

The Centers for Disease Control has designated June 27 as National HIV Testing Day, an opportunity to unite partners, health departments and other organizations to raise awareness about the importance of HIV testing and early diagnosis of HIV. Testing ensures people know their status and get linked to available treatment resources, including those offered by FoundCare, such as counseling services, follow-up appointments and medication.

 

During the week of June 26, FoundCare will set up several testing sites across the county to offer free tests to anyone aged 14 or older. Trained testing staff will be offering saliva tests and finger-stick blood tests, both of which show results in 20 minutes. Safer sex resources and educational brochures will also be on hand at the testing locations. The tests are confidential and available without an appointment.

 

According to the CDC, one in seven people with HIV in the U.S. do not know they have it. “A key component of health services is to prevent disease transmission, so we are proud to have our highly trained staff providing these free tests and educating clients on safe sex, sexually transmitted infections and Hepatitis C,” said Marie Presmy, FoundCare’s Director of Programs. “It’s important to know your HIV and Hepatitis C status, and we hope to reach as many people as possible with this free testing.”

 

Free, walk-in testing will be provided at the following locations (please note that dates and times vary):

 

June 26, 2017

  • FoundCare West Palm Beach

2330 South Congress Avenue, West Palm Beach, 33406

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

 

  • St. Ann’s Church

310 Olive Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

8:30 AM to 10:00 AM

 

  • Palm Beach State College Palm Beach Gardens Campus 3160 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

 

June 27, 2017

  • FoundCare West Palm Beach

2330 South Congress Avenue, West Palm Beach, 33406

8:00 AM to 7:00 PM

 

  • FoundCare Delray Beach

220 Congress Park Drive, Delray Beach, 33445

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

 

  • Walgreens

101 N. Main St., Belle Glade, 33430

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

 

  • Walgreens

105 E. Ocean Ave., Lantana, 33462

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

 

  • St. George’s Episcopal Church

21 W 22nd St, Riviera Beach, 33404

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

 

June 28, 2017

  • FoundCare West Palm Beach

2330 South Congress Avenue, West Palm Beach, 33406

8:00 AM to 7:00 PM

 

  • FoundCare Belle Glade

1500 NW Avenue L, Belle Glade, 33430

9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

 

  • Walgreens

105 E. Ocean Ave., Lantana, 33462

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

 

June 29, 2017

  • FoundCare West Palm Beach

2330 South Congress Avenue, West Palm Beach, 33406

8:00 AM to 7:00 PM

 

  • FoundCare Delray Beach

220 Congress Park Drive, Delray Beach, 33445

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

 

 

  • New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church

911 9th St, West Palm Beach, 33401

9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

 

  • True Fast Ministries

638 6th St, West Palm Beach, 33401

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

 

  • Walgreens

105 E. Ocean Ave., Lantana, 33462

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

 

  • Valley of Love Ministries

1901 Broadway, Riviera Beach, 33404

12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

 

June 30, 2017

  • FoundCare West Palm Beach

2330 South Congress Avenue, West Palm Beach, 33406

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

 

  • FoundCare Belle Glade

1500 NW Avenue L, Belle Glade, 33430

9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

 

  • El Sol Resource Center

106 Military Trail, Jupiter, 33458

8:30 AM to 12:00 PM

 

  • JAY Ministries

2831 Avenue S, Riviera Beach, 33404

10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

 

July 1, 2017

  • FoundCare West Palm Beach

2330 South Congress Avenue, West Palm Beach, 33406

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

 

 

FoundCare, Inc. is a nonprofit Federally Qualified Health Center that offers pediatric and adult primary care, chronic disease management, behavioral health services, dentistry, laboratory services and X-rays, and an on-site pharmacy, all in one location. FoundCare accepts most insurance plans, Medicaid, Medicare and self-pay on a sliding fee scale that is based on income and family size. For more information about FoundCare, please call 561-HEALTHY (561-432-5849) or visit www.foundcare.org.