It’s important to plan to be careful in our intimate lives, but it’s also important to be prepared in the event an accident happens. HIV prevention doesn’t have to be out of reach. G.A. Carmichael Family Health Center is dedicated to supporting the community, especially those who are underserved, underinsured, or uninsured, regardless of their ability to pay for their services. For this reason, we are proud to offer programs like the Ryan White HIV Part C Early Intervention Service Program and free rapid HIV tests.
For your convenience, we are happy to offer all services to you and your loved ones in both English and Spanish.
Free Rapid HIV Tests in Central Mississippi
G.A. Carmichael is dedicated to serving the men and women of Central Mississippi. For those who believe they have been exposed to HIV, we offer free rapid testing at each of our locations. These rapid tests are FDA-approved antigen or antibody tests.
To perform these rapid tests, a small sample of blood from a finger prick or a swab or your mouth will be collected. The test will then detect antibodies and antigens found in your fluids to determine whether you have contracted HIV. The test typically takes about 30 minutes to produce results. In the event you have a positive test, we will likely recommend taking a second test to confirm your exposure.
If you find you have contracted HIV, G.A. Carmichael Family Health Center has your back. We offer early intervention services to men and women in Central Mississippi to prevent the worsening or spread of the virus.
Ryan White HIV Part C Early Intervention Service Program
The Ryan White HIV Part C Early Intervention Service (EIS) Program was established at G.A. Carmichael Family Health Center in 1972 and received funding in 1980. The HIV Program provides comprehensive care of HIV infected patients at all stages of the disease. The program’s service area includes the following counties:
Ryan White Program Services
The Ryan White Program offers medical and support services, regardless of a patient’s ability to pay. Our programs are here to help anyone in need. Services under the Ryan White program include:
- HIV outpatient ambulatory medical care
- Linkage to care/early intervention services
- Medical case management
- Non-medical case management
- Medical transportation
- Mental health screenings/referrals
- Diagnostic laboratory testing
- Aids drug assistance program (ADAP) referrals
- Aids pharmaceutical assistance
- Oral health
- Substance abuse screening
- Health education
- Risk reduction
- Linguistic services
- Support group
HIV Services in Central Mississippi
If you have had exposure to HIV or have recently been diagnosed with HIV, come see the compassionate, dedicated team at G.A. Carmichael Family Health Center. We are proud to offer our early intervention services to residents of Canton, Belzoni, Yazoo, Madison, and Humphreys Counties. With G.A. Carmichael Family Health Center, you are never alone. We’ll stay by your side every step of the way to ensure you get the care you deserve, regardless of your ability to pay.
If you have any questions about our HIV testing and prevention programs, we encourage you to call us today at (601) 859-5213. To make an appointment with one of our expert providers, please use our convenient online appointment request form.