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Clinical Services
STD Clinic
Our center has been running the local Monroe County STD Clinic in partnership with the County Department of Public Health for over 20 years. We provide free and confidential and available on a walk-in basis to patients of all ages; parental consent is not needed for minors.

A typical clinic visit:
  • Patient signs in and is assigned a number for confidentiality
  • History and risk assessment
  • Exam and collection of test specimens for STD testing
  • HIV pre-test, Stage-based Behavioral counseling and HIV testing
  • Hepatitis A, B and HPV vaccines
  • Test results, treatment and referrals as needed
  • Linkage to HIV care, PEP or PrEP if indicated
  • Partner services
Additional services include:
  • Pregnancy testing and Pap smear screening for females
  • Assessment of non-STD/HIV related health problems
Support services for patients:
  • Bus pass when necessary for after-visit transportation
  • Baby room/child-friendly area for kids while you are seen
  • Medical excuse for school and/or work
Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Services
Pre-exposure prophylaxis is a daily pill that people take to help prevent them from getting HIV from HIV-positive sexual or injection drug use partners. At the Center for Community Practice, we provide PrEP Services onsite in the urban walk-in County STD clinic. Services includes:
  • Sexual history and behavioral risk assessment: assessing individual risk circumstances (e.g., sex, relationships, barriers to condom use) and health insurance status and eligibility assessment, as well as health care access.
  • Staged-based PrEP counseling: assessing readiness to initiate and adhere to PrEP based on stages of change model; staged-based behavioral counseling; PrEP Info packet and follow up visit if pre-contemplative.
  • Linkage to PrEP: facilitating patient choice of providers and navigators, including receiving PrEP onsite at the STD clinic; linkage to PrEP care via appointments and additional support such as tokens and linkage site information; follow-up.
  • PrEP program: insurance and payment option navigation; routine HIV testing; adherence support on daily pill taking; condom use to prevent STDs; STD screening every 3 months; education about how to reduce the risk of getting HIV and STDs; ongoing counseling and support.
AIDS Center (Part of Strong Memorial Hospital)
Our faculty members provide inpatient and outpatient clinical care at the AIDS Center as part of a team of world-renowned infectious diseases experts. From the AIDS Center:

“The University of Rochester Medical Center has been caring for patients with HIV infection since the beginning of the epidemic. Strong Memorial Hospital's AIDS Center gained designation as a center for excellence in HIV/AIDS Care by the New York State Department of Health in 1987. This designation allows for increased services, coordinated care, and a wide range of programs that would otherwise be unavailable.

The AIDS Center is dedicated to providing high quality, comprehensive, multidisciplinary care to persons living with HIV and their families. The Center also offers support systems in both inpatient and outpatient settings. These services are provided across a number of programs.

The AIDS Center is certified as a Level 3 NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, an independent national organization that reviews and accredits managed care plans and measures quality.

PCMH is a model of care that strengthens the physician-patient bond by replacing episodic visits with coordinated care and long-term, mutual relationships. This strong team approach to care, coordinated by a patient’s own physician, nurse practitioners and registered nurses, and emphasizes prevention, early intervention and close management of chronic diseases. Each patient has an ongoing relationship with a personal medical provider who leads their team at a single location, through which there is a collective accountability for care, providing for the patient’s health care needs and arranging for additional services with other clinicians.”

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