Actor Shiloh Fernandez sitting in green shrubbery looking directly into camera. I’m Doing It. Testing for HIV. Testing is Fast, Free & Confidential. #DoingIt The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS foundation, Act Against AIDS

Free STI Testing Available!

Co-County Wellness Services offers free and confidential STI testing in both our Berks and Schuylkill County offices! Appointments available as well as walk-ins on Mondays . STI screening will include testing for syphilis, gonorrhea, Chlamydia and HIV. You will also be assessed for herpes, and genital warts (HPV). Get Tested!

Care and Prevention Services

Free, confidential STI testing; HIV care; teen pregnancy prevention; and more offered to Berks and Schuylkill Residents. Explore services and get support!


HIV Prevention & Care

Learn about HIV prevention, find services, get PrEP, and more! All of our care services are free to anyone who is living with HIV and is a resident of Berks or Schuylkill County. 

A Sophisticated Palette

CCWS Events

CCWS is a 501(c)3 organization and hosts several events each year to raise awareness and funds to support the mission. Join us for our events and support the cause!


Co-County Wellness Services provides contact tracing for Berks County and support for stopping the spread of COVID-19. Make a vaccine appointment today!

Join Us For World Aids Day 2021

Join us for our World AIDS Day reception as we “Raise a glass in Remembrance” to those we lost to AIDS and present our most recent work in the community with HIV/AIDS.

Please call the main office at 610-375-6523 or email to reserve your space. Event is limited to the first 100 responses.

This year, we will conclude with a “Candlelight Procession” as we walk to the new satellite location of The LGBT Center of Greater Reading and view panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, on display in our community for the month of December.

A Sophisticated Palette 2021 – Thank You

Our 2021 “A Sophisticated Palette” was a smashing success. A big thank you to all that attended and helped make this year so special. As a community health organization, we are reliant upon the support of those around us who believe the work is valuable and beneficial.
We had the opportunity to recognize a few individuals that evening, who have been foundational in their support of CCWS. This year, we recognized William Bender and Kevin Murphy for years of service and support to our mission.
Special thanks to our Event Committee Barbara Waller and Liz Taylor, and to CCWS Board members Tim Gruesel, Ed Babiarz, Susan Denaro, Ben Watts, and Louise Souders.
And as always, the beautiful The Inn at Centre Park, Dennis Spotts and his staff created a magical night, delicious food and perfect backdrop for our guests. We are so grateful for all of those who continue to show their support to our mission and would like to thank all of the sponsors and individuals who came together to make “A Sophisticated Palette” 2021 possible.
Gold Level
Tom and Anne Moll
Louise and Tom Souders (CCWS board member)
Patricia Perfect (Community Theater)
Sergei Szortyka (Szortyka Family Enterprises)
Berks County Community Foundation
Ms. Diane Gaul
Supporter Level
Susan and Michael Fromm
The LGBT Center of Greater Reading
Kim and Kevin Murphy
Georgeadis Setley
Kaj Skov
Tompkins VIST Bank
Dr. Maria Ruiza Yee
Yocum Institute for Arts Education
Special Thanks
Tim Greusel and Ed Babiarz for the music (CCWS board member)
Dr. Benjamin D. Watts for the flowers (CCWS board member)
Sandi & Tom McCarthy for the recognition gifts
John Rozum Trio
Carolyn Bazik and Barbara Waller for the wines
Susan Denaro (CCWS board member) and John Cullen for raffle items
Barbara Waller for raffle items
And thank you Jason Brudereck and Berks County Community Foundation for the photos!
“We rise by lifting others.” – Robert Ingersol
Can’t wait for next year!
Dine Out for a Good Cause

Coronavirus Contact Tracing

As part of our mission to improve the public health of our community,  CCWS has been running contract tracing for COVID-19 since June of 2020.

In a partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Health and funded by the County of Berks, we have trained volunteers and part-time staff to support this effort.

For questions about the program, call 610-375-6523

When Can I Be Around Others Once I’ve Had Or Been Exposed to COVID-19?

Learn More About Local Contact Tracing:

69 News: Contact tracing leaders urge cooperation, warn of scammers

Reading Eagle: Berks County officials urge people to cooperate with coronavirus contact tracing program

Support Our Cause

Co-County Wellness Services improves public health through service, education, and advocacy in the PA counties of Berks and Schuylkill. We provide free case case management, HIV medication education; HIV and STD Counseling and Testing; prevention interventions and lead a teen pregnancy prevention initiative Berks Teens Matter.

Thank you for considering a donation to Co-County Wellness Services, a community based 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Your financial donation is tax deductible and it enables CCWS to continue providing service, education, and advocacy for the public health.

Thank You to Our Partners!

Berks County Contact

429 Walnut Street
Reading, PA 19601
P: (610) 375-6523
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Schuylkill County Contact

512 N. Centre Street · Suite 1B
Pottsville, PA 17901
P: (570) 622-3980
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