Are You Living With HIV? We Can Help!
HEALTH CARE OPTIONS
We can provide case management services to you no matter who you choose as your health care provider.
We do have an agreement with the Center for Public Health (CPH, a Ryan White funded clinic) at the Reading Health System that allows our case managers to work as part of your care team if you are a patient of CPH. This makes it easier for you to get all of the services that you may need to live well with HIV.
Taking medicines exactly as you are told, 100% of the time, is hard for most people. For people who are living with HIV it can be even harder because of things like the number of pills they have to take for HIV and other health conditions, the side effects of the medicine, or the fear of other people knowing that they are taking medicine for HIV.
But, missing doses of your HIV medicine can give the virus a chance to change itself (mutate) in a way that the medicine will not work as well. If this happens, your doctor will have to change your medicine. If this happens a lot, there could come a time when none of the HIV medicines will work for you.
Our nurses are AIDS Certified Registered Nurses (ACRNs). This means they have had special training about HIV and HIV medicines. They can work with you to help you understand how HIV medicines work and the choices you have about HIV medicines. They can also help you make your own plan to be successful in taking every dose of your medicine every day.
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.