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  • The Project of Primary Health Care

    Agency: Primary Health Care

    THE PROJECT OF PRIMARY HEALTH CARE is a non-profit organization that includes a multidisciplinary team offering a full continuum of HIV services from HIV and STD testing to HIV medical treatment and care management. For a comprehensive list of services visit the website. 

    PREVENTION AND TESTING: free HIV and STD testing. Free safer-sex supplies are available as well as bleach kits for sterilizing needles. Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis/Post-exposure Prophylaxis education and access (medications that significantly reduce the risk of becoming infected when taken as directed). 

    MEDICAL CARE: Comprehensive primary care and HIV specialty care. 

    FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE offers assistance when other community resources are exhausted. People living with HIV may qualify for emergency assistance from this fund. This service is intended to be temporary financial assistance. 

    CASE MANAGEMENT will work with clients individually to determine their needs, may assist clients in applying for these programs: Housing Assistance, Transportation, AIDS Drug Assistance Program,Disability, Medicaid, Food Stamps,General Relief, WIC, FIP, and others. Call for details. 

    MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM provides individuals living with HIV/AIDS culturally relevant psychotherapy in a non-judgmental, accepting environment by a therapist experienced in the complex issues associated with HIV/AIDS.

    SUPPORT & COUNSELING GROUPS for people living with HIV, persons testing HIV positive, family and friends. Call for information on meeting times and locations.



    • Project of Primary Health Care, The
      Main Phone: (515) 248-1595
      Fax: (515) 248-1830
      1200 University Avenue
      Des Moines, IA 50314
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    Agency: Primary Health Care

    Languages Available: English, Spanish, others by request

    Fees: None

    Intake: Call for services and information

    Eligibility: Individuals and families living with AIDS/HIV and individuals at risk for HIV

    Documents Required: Call for details

    Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm

    Areas Served:
    • Polk County
    • Dallas County
    • Jasper County
    • Madison County
    • Marion County
    • Warren County
    • Ringgold County
    • Decatur County
    • Wayne County
    • Lucas County
    • Clarke County
    • Adair County
    • Guthrie County
    • Union County




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