Medical Services Highlighted
Free Hiv Testing
Care Designed to Meet Your Needs
Primary medical and mental health services are available at our Whitfield Park Clinic.
The clinic also operates as a free HIV/AIDS testing site. A community pharmaceutical assistance program is also available at the clinic.
The Breast, Examination, and Referral Project (BEaR Project)
This project is inclusive of complete breast and GYN examinations, health education, and referrals for mammographies. The program particularly targets those women who are under-insured or uninsured with an emphasis on the Hispanic and African –American women residing in Manatee and Sarasota Counties, regardless of immigration status.
The constituency includes all women within Manatee & Sarasota Counties who qualify under the poverty guidelines, with an emphasis on Latinas and African- Americans. There is an emphasis on women < 40 years of age, especially with familial breast cancer and/ or symptoms, regardless of immigration status.
The Breast Examination, Education, and Referral Project, since 2004, serves those women who fall through the cracks of the current health care environment: earning too much to quality for any of the indigent programs, yet don’t earn enough to afford out-of-pocket pay for a mammography, Pap, and pelvic examination.
Comprised of ethnic minority para-professionals, the Gatekeepers are Community Health Workers that assist in a deeper community outreach in health education, community awareness activities, and in linking their neighbors and contacts to indicated health services. The Gatekeepers reside in the most under-served areas of our community and have many key contacts. Specific health areas in which the Gatekeepers are trained to participate are; HIV/AIDS, fetal and infant well-being, diabetes, breast/cervical cancer, and cardiovascular.