Cambridge Health Alliance is committed to reducing the number of HIV infections in our communities, as well as providing medical care and social services to those who are HIV positive. We accomplish these goals through outreach efforts that includes distributing language-appropriate materials, HIV counseling and testing, and by providing primary care. In all services, strict confidentiality is maintained.
HIV Primary Care at Two Locations
We now offer Multidisciplinary HIV care, provided by teams of Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease doctors, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, a Psychiatrist, Social Workers, and Case Managers.
Our dedicated site, the CHA Zinberg Clinic, is located in the Cambridge Hospital campus. Patients here find a multidisciplinary approach that includes primary care, specialty care, mental health and social services (including case management), and acupuncture to people with HIV infection, and those at high risk of infection. In addition, appointments for evaluation and treatment for viral hepatitis are available by referral.
Counseling and Testing
HIV Counseling & Testing provides confidential HIV-testing and counseling services and referrals for treatment and care for people who are at high risk for HIV, regardless of one's ability to pay. These services are available in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, French, and Cape Verdean Creole at several sites across Cambridge and Somerville. Interpreters of other languages are also available.
Cambridge Health Alliance offers a case management program for HIV-positive clients. The case managers link clients with emotional and social support, financial assistance (rental start-up and utilities assistance), legal referrals, housing, and family matters. Staff members speak English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Haitian Creole, with other languages available through our excellent multilingual interpreters.