New HIV Medical Care Clinics in the Antelope Valley
Tarzana Treatment Centers, Inc. in Los Angeles (TTC) plans to open one HIV medical clinic in Palmdale and a second clinic site in Lancaster in the Antelope Valley (AV). Tarzana Treatment Centers will provide low and no cost primary medical care, specialty care, dental care, case management, mental health, and transportation assistance to Antelope Valley residents living with HIV/AIDS. This is yet another example of our commitment to provide integrated health services to underserved individuals in Southern California.
Tarzana Treatment Centers already treats thousands every year for medical, mental health, substance use, and behavioral disorders. Our expertise doesn’t stop with providing a wide array of services, though. We integrate services so patients can receive all of them “under one roof”. Even if patients need long-term residential alcohol and drug treatment, for example, we provide the health care services they need so treatment is not interrupted.
The original goal of health care integration was to provide worry-free treatment to substance abuse and behavioral health patients, and it has evolved to include most common health care needs. By applying this to HIV/AIDS services we set the stage for patients to live long and fruitful lives. This is because many of them live with substance use and/or mental health disorders which can deter them from getting the treatment they need. By integrating health services, we can treat all issues for each patient. And in most cases, we can treat them all at the same time.
With an expert staff of medical and behavioral health providers, our new clinic sites in the Antelope Valley will serve 350 patients living with HIV/AIDS in the first year of operation. As with the HIV services we provide in the San Fernando Valley, patients will have access to needed medications, medical care, mental health treatment, alcohol and drug treatment, and more. The Office of AIDS Programs and Policy (OAPP) grant that funds the clinics allows us to also provide services for oral health needs, lab work, and transportation as well.
The inclusion of case management for medical and mental health is what most benefits our patients living with HIV/AIDS. Individuals who have medical and mental health issues that require treatment, for example, can schedule appointments in the same time frame at one location. A Case Manager oversees patients’ treatment to ensure they get all of the services they need. This means convenience and better health for HIV positive individuals seeking health care at Tarzana Treatment Centers.
Comprehensive assessment services at Tarzana Treatment Centers give our Case Managers a clear picture of the health care needs for each new patient. After medical and psychological assessments, lab tests, and basic interviews, we know the primary and secondary issues that patients face. We can then admit patients into our various programs as needed, and Case Managers can follow their progress and adjust treatment as may be necessary.
Health care becomes a top priority for individuals when they discover they are HIV positive. Tarzana Treatment Centers seeks to decrease the number of those who postpone treatment for any reason with these convenient clinics. When more of the HIV positive community receives treatment, we have a chance to limit spreading of the virus. So our HIV treatment services not only help the individuals we treat, but the public at large as well.
The mission of Tarzana Treatment Centers at our HIV medical clinics is to help individuals to live long and healthy lives. We provide a setting that encourages them to look forward at life, in a positive manner. Our patients are therefore empowered to live normal lives and continue with the treatment they need. We make them active players in treatment which gives them a better sense of self and ownership.
Tarzana Treatment Centers in Los Angeles provides a full array of health care services including adult and youth alcohol and drug treatment. We specialize in treatment for mental health and substance use disorders, and have two primary medical care clinics in the San Fernando Valley and Antelope Valley. If you or a loved one needs help with alcohol dependence, drug addiction, or co-occurring mental health disorders, please call us now at 888-777-8565 or contact us here.
Telemedicine services are also available with online medical care, online mental health treatment, and online alcohol and drug treatment.
Southern California Locations for Alcohol and Drug Treatment
Tarzana Treatment Centers has locations all over Southern California in Los Angeles County. Other than our central location in Tarzana, we have facilities in Lancaster in the Antelope Valley, Long Beach, and in Northridge and Reseda in the San Fernando Valley.