Getting Help

Everyone needs to get help sometimes. You can use the Search below, or the links on the right which are areas where a lot of people need help. Most of these resources, we have selected organizations that are located in Philadelphia, and that serve people living with HIV/AIDS. These are not comprehensive lists, but we hope you find a good place to start.

These organizations are all listed in our Resource Guide. See Our Publications to learn more.

We update information on resources throughout the year. We don’t want to give out incorrect information. Please contact info, if you have any of the following problems with any of these organizations:

  • No one gets back to you within a week after leaving a message
  • Description of services does not match what they offer
  • Disconnected phone or fax number
  • Website address doesn’t work
  • Email bounces back

You can also contact us if you would like your organization to be added to our Resource Guide, or if there’s an organization you found helpful that you want others to know about. Please our online feedback form or download our Feedback Form (We Want to Know) [PDF].

ACT Two (Achievement Through Counseling and Treatment)

Address:
1745 N. 4th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Phone: 215-236-0100
For intakes: 215-609-6040

Fax: 215-236-7601

Website: www.jevshumanservices.org
Email: gregg.kelinson@jevs.org

Description:

Full service methadone clinic. We offer individual, group and family counseling, psychiatric care, and case management services. Services available in Spanish

Are services for those with HIV/AIDS Only?
This resource is not limited to those living with HIV/AIDS.
Is the organization in the Philadelphia EMA?
Yes.
Is there walk-in HIV testing?
No.
Is there HIV testing by appointment?
Yes, with exceptions.
Hours that HIV testing is available.
M-F 6am-4pm
Is Rapid HIV Testing Available?
No.
Is Oral Swab HIV Testing Available?
No.
Is Testing for other STI's Available?
No.
Is HIV testing Available in Lanuages Other than English?
Spanish

ACT UP Philadelphia (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power)

Address:
Land Title Station
Post Office Box 36697
Philadelphia, PA 19110

Phone: 215-386-1981

Website: www.actupphilly.org
Email: actupp@critpath.org

Description:

ACT UP is a diverse, non-partisan group of individuals united in anger and committed to ending the AIDS crisis through non-violent direct action. We are an all-volunteer group and all are welcome to join us. General meetings on Monday 6p-9p at St. Luke's Church, 330 South 13th Street, Philadelphia.

Are services for those with HIV/AIDS Only?
This resource is not limited to those living with HIV/AIDS.
Is the organization in the Philadelphia EMA?
Yes.

Action AIDS Annex Office

Address:
1026 Arch Street
1st FL
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone: 267-940-5502
Testing: 267-940-5515
Immediate Seating: 215-981-3362

Website: www.actionaids.org

Description:

Advocacy, case management, referrals, and free confidential HIV testing. All services available in French and Spanish..

Are services for those with HIV/AIDS Only?
This resource is not limited to those living with HIV/AIDS.
Is the organization in the Philadelphia EMA?
Yes.
Is there walk-in HIV testing?
Yes.
Is there HIV testing by appointment?
Yes.
Hours that HIV testing is available.
M 11a-1p, Tu 10a-12p, W 1p-4p, Th 12p-2p, F by appt
Is Rapid HIV Testing Available?
Yes.
Is Oral Swab HIV Testing Available?
Yes.
Is Testing for other STI's Available?
No.
Is HIV testing Available in Lanuages Other than English?
Lanuage line; Spanish, French
What Population does the Organization Serve?
All

Action AIDS Main Office

Address:
1216 Arch Street
6th FL
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone: 215-981-0088
TTY: 215-981-3365

Fax: 215-854-0735

Website: www.actionaids.org

Description:

Advocacy, case management and referral, volunteer buddies, support groups, consumer feedback group, psychological counseling, Immediate Seating, job training and counseling, and educational programs. All services available in French and Spanish. Action AIDS also sponsors HIV testing at its Annex Office.

Are services for those with HIV/AIDS Only?
This resource is limited to those living with HIV/AIDS.
Is the organization in the Philadelphia EMA?
Yes.
Is there HIV testing by appointment?
Yes.
Is Rapid HIV Testing Available?
Yes.

Action AIDS North / Casa Nueva Vida

Address:
2641 N. 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19133

Phone: 215-291-9700

Fax: 215-291-0626

Website: www.actionaids.org

Description:

We offer all the services of Action AIDS Main Office. All services available in French and Spanish. Housing facility (Casa Nueva Vida) next door. To access housing, please call an intake counselor at the Action AIDS Main Office.

Are services for those with HIV/AIDS Only?
This resource is limited to those living with HIV/AIDS.
Is the organization in the Philadelphia EMA?
Yes.
Is there walk-in HIV testing?
Yes.
Is there HIV testing by appointment?
Yes.
Hours that HIV testing is available.
3rd Tues of the month 1p-4p
Is Rapid HIV Testing Available?
Yes.
Is Oral Swab HIV Testing Available?
Yes.
Is Testing for other STI's Available?
No.
Is HIV testing Available in Lanuages Other than English?
Spanish, French, Lanuage line
What Population does the Organization Serve?
All

Action AIDS West

Address:
3901 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: 215-387-6055
Phone: 215-243-2800
HIV Testing Hotline: 267-940-5515

Fax: 215-387-7989

Website: www.actionaids.org

Description:

We offer all the services of the Action AIDS Main Office. All services are available in French and Spanish. Testing available by appointment only; please call the testing hotline to set up an appointment.

Are services for those with HIV/AIDS Only?
This resource is limited to those living with HIV/AIDS.
Is the organization in the Philadelphia EMA?
Yes.

ACTS Christian Transitional Services

Address:
1428 N. 28th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121

Phone: 215-769-9799

Fax: 215-769-9899

Email: keetamccall@hotmail.com

Description:

A 24/7 Recovery house for women. Referrals should come from Office of Addiction Services, case managers, or other treatment facilities. Call  Kiesha McCall for more information.

Are services for those with HIV/AIDS Only?
This resource is not limited to those living with HIV/AIDS.
Is the organization in the Philadelphia EMA?
Yes.
Is there walk-in HIV testing?
Yes.
Is there HIV testing by appointment?
Yes.
Hours that HIV testing is available.
Once a month, either W or TH
Is Testing for other STI's Available?
No.

Adam in the Parkway (Philly Restart)

Address:
Description:

A man named Adam provides checks for people who need Pennsylvania birth certificates and Pennsylvania Penn Dot IDs. He will provide a check for $13.50 made out to PennDOT for a state ID, or $10 check made out to Vital Records for a birth certificate. He can be found Mondays at 3:45pm in the park on Vine Street between 18th and 19th Streets (between Vine Street and the Ben Franklin Parkway). Clients must have a referral letter from a shelter, rehab, 1/2 way house, or case worker. The program is intended to help the homeless who cannot afford to obtain their own state identification.

Are services for those with HIV/AIDS Only?
This resource is not limited to those living with HIV/AIDS.
Is the organization in the Philadelphia EMA?
Yes.

ADAP (In Pennsylvania, See Special Pharmaceutical Benefits Program; In New Jersey, see AIDS Drug Distribution Program)

Address:
Description:

Advocates for Youth

Address:
2000 M Street NW
Suite 750
Washington, DC 20036

Phone: 202-419-3420

Fax: 202-419-1448

Website: www.advocatesforyouth.org

Description:

Creates programs and advocates for policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates provide information, education, and strategic assistance.

Are services for those with HIV/AIDS Only?
This resource is not limited to those living with HIV/AIDS.
Is the organization in the Philadelphia EMA?
Yes, with exceptions.

Affilia Home Health

Address:
525 Highlands Boulevard, Suite 114
Coatesville, PA 19320

Phone: 610-384-4200
Phone: 800-432-7924

Fax: 610-380-9091

Website: www.affiliahomehealth.org

Description:

Visiting nurses provide part-time specialized home nursing care and related health services and specialties. Offers physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, medical social work, and home health aides. On-call nurse is available 24/7 to accept patient calls and arrange urgent patient needs.

Are services for those with HIV/AIDS Only?
This resource is not limited to those living with HIV/AIDS.
Is the organization in the Philadelphia EMA?
Yes.

African Family Health Organization (AFAHO)

Address:
4415 Chestnut Street
Suite 202
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: 215-546-1232

Fax: 215-220-0992

Website: www.afaho.net
Email: oni@afaho.net

Description:

Assisting African and Caribbean communities to access health and social services. We offer HIV testing, health referrals, interpretation and translation, case management, and health education. Languages include French, Mandingo, Woloff, Dioula, Bambara, and Haitian Creole.

Are services for those with HIV/AIDS Only?
This resource is not limited to those living with HIV/AIDS.
Is the organization in the Philadelphia EMA?
Yes.
Is there walk-in HIV testing?
Yes.
Is there HIV testing by appointment?
No.
Hours that HIV testing is available.
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9am-5pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm Friday 9am-3:30pm
Is Rapid HIV Testing Available?
Yes.
Is Oral Swab HIV Testing Available?
No.
Is Testing for other STI's Available?
No.
Is HIV testing Available in Lanuages Other than English?
French, Haitian Creole
What Population does the Organization Serve?
African and Carribbean immigrants

Aid For AIDS

Address:
515 Greenwich Street
Suite 506
New York, NY 10013

Phone: 212-337-8043

Fax: 212-337-8045

Website: www.aidforaids.org

Description:

Aid For AIDS provides access to life-saving HIV medications by collecting unexpired medicines in the US and redistributing them to people living with HIV/AIDS in developing countries. Participants can send meds through the mail to our offices, to the attention of "Recycling Program." Those unused medications are going to people who need them in Latin America, Caribbean nations, and Africa.

Are services for those with HIV/AIDS Only?
This resource is not limited to those living with HIV/AIDS.
Is the organization in the Philadelphia EMA?
Yes, with exceptions.
Is there walk-in HIV testing?
Yes.
Hours that HIV testing is available.
M-F 9a-5p
Is Rapid HIV Testing Available?
No.
Is Oral Swab HIV Testing Available?
Yes.
What Population does the Organization Serve?
LGBT, Hispanics, Immagrants

AIDS Activities Office (AAO) at LVHN

Address:
17th and Chew Streets
6S FL
Lehigh Valley Health Network
Allentown, PA 18104

Phone: 610-969-2400
Behavioral health and case management: 610-969-4266

Medical Practice: 610-969-2195 ( Fax )
Behavioral Health and Administration: 610-969-2027 ( Fax )

Website: www.lvhn.org/aids
Email: anthony.strobel@lvhn.org

Description:

Provides prevention education, HIV testing and counseling, dietary services, behavioral health services, case management, and emergency housing assistance. Free HIV testing is available Monday through Fridays 9am to 4:30pm and Fridays by appointment.

Are services for those with HIV/AIDS Only?
This resource is not limited to those living with HIV/AIDS.
Is the organization in the Philadelphia EMA?
No.
Is there walk-in HIV testing?
Yes.
Is there HIV testing by appointment?
Yes.
Hours that HIV testing is available.
Walk-ins M-F 9a-4:30p, Appointments on Fri
Is Rapid HIV Testing Available?
Yes.
Is Oral Swab HIV Testing Available?
Yes.
Is Testing for other STI's Available?
No.
Is HIV testing Available in Lanuages Other than English?
Spanish
What Population does the Organization Serve?
All

AIDS Care Group

Address:
2304 Edgemont Avenue
Chester, PA 19013

Phone: 610-872-9101

Fax: 610-872-9103

Website: www.aidscaregroup.org
Email: admin@aidscaregroup.org

Description:

ACG provides HIV-related medical, case management, women's services, and nutritional services. HIV testing, support groups, dental services, Hepatitis C treatment, psychological treatment transportation and emergency food offered.

Are services for those with HIV/AIDS Only?
This resource is not limited to those living with HIV/AIDS.
Is the organization in the Philadelphia EMA?
Yes.
Is there walk-in HIV testing?
Yes.
Is there HIV testing by appointment?
Yes.
Hours that HIV testing is available.
M-F 10am-5pm
Is Rapid HIV Testing Available?
No.
Is Oral Swab HIV Testing Available?
Yes.
Is Testing for other STI's Available?
Yes.
Is HIV testing Available in Lanuages Other than English?
Spanish and others; call ahead
What Population does the Organization Serve?
All
Clinic Info: AIDS Care Group

Clinic Age and Eligibility Requirements
18 and over
How to Schedule a Clinic Appointment
Call for appointment
Clinic Hours
M-F 9a-5p
HIV Clinicians
Geeta Vaze, MD-ID; Regina Ubaldi-Rosen, CRNP; Grace Paik, CRNP, Ella Nota, NP
Clinic Insurances Accepted
MA, Keystone Mercy, Keystone East, Medicare most private insurance plans accepted.
Clinic Fees
Sliding fee scale.
Clinic and the Uninsured
No patients turned away for inability to pay. Help with MA application.
Languages offered at the HIV Clinic other than English
Spanish and French on site. Many others available, including African languages. Call ahead.
Dental Clinic Info: AIDS Care Group

Dental Clinic Phone: 610-872-9101

Dental Clinic fax: 610-872-9103

Dental Clinic Age and Eligibility Requirments
Ages 18 and over
Dental Clinic Hours
Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri 10a-3p
Dental Clinicians
Barry Cohen, DMD; Deborah Brennan, DMD; Gail Yarnell, DMD; Harold Reiser, DMD
Dental Clinic Fees
Sliding fee scale.
Dental Clinic and Uninsured Patients
No patients turned away for inability to pay. Help with MA application.
Languages offered at the Dental Clinic Other than English
Spanish and French