Being diagnosed with HIV can be alarming and incredibly upsetting, but with proper care and treatment, you can live a long and healthy life. This is not to say that living with HIV doesn’t come with challenges, but it is no longer the death sentence it was once perceived to be.
Big Bend Cares has been serving the needs of the HIV community in North Florida since 1987. We are a private, non profit organization dedicated to the treatment, care and continual wellness of people infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS. Our medical facility, Care Point Health and Wellness, offers medical, dental, mental health, HIV testing, and pharmacy services to all patients, regardless of their financial situation, insurance status or ability to pay.
Education and Prevention of HIV/AIDS has been a major function of Big Bend Cares since its founding in 1987. We feel that education is so important that it is part of our Mission Statement which is “Big Bend Cares provides education and comprehensive support to people infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS in the Big Bend area.”
Big Bend Cares provides FREE and confidential rapid testing for HIV and Syphilis. Testing is available by appointment on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8am to 5pm at Care Point Health and Wellness Center (2200 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301).