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Overview

Jackson Health System provides comprehensive HIV/AIDS testing and support services throughout the system. Our primary care centers offer free testing at various times throughout the week. Jackson Memorial Hospital's South Florida AIDS Network provides free testing and offers extensive services to assist patients who are diagnosed with HIV.

Services Provided At These Hospitals & Locations

Holtz Children's Hospital

The Children's Clinical Immunology Unit at Holtz Children's Hospital is one of the only units in the country that specializes in treating children, from infants through adolescence, who are HIV-positive. This specialized unit was created in 1995 to provide care and dedicated staffing for children with compromised immune systems due to HIV. As the treatments for HIV improved over the years, more children are living longer and better lives. Many of the children in Holtz's Clinical Immunology Unit have grown from infants into teenagers, coming back to the CCIU as needed whenever their health changes.

Specialized Services

Along with our expert pediatric physicians, a team of highly skilled and dedicated registered nurses ensure that children who are HIV-positive receive proper care and all the comfort they need. Special emphasis is placed on maintaining a routine lifestyle for these children, which includes academic tutoring by Miami-Dade County teachers for children hospitalized for more than two weeks. Children and their families can also eat meals and enjoy time together in the unit’s special family-friendly communal area.

Holtz Children's Hospital - More Hospital Info 1611 NW 12th Avenue
Miami, FL 33136
305-585-1111

Jackson Memorial Hospital

Established by Jackson Memorial Hospital in 1986, the South Florida AIDS Network (SFAN) was the first organization in Miami-Dade County to provide client advocacy/case management and related support services to people with HIV/AIDS. SFAN is now the single largest comprehensive HIV/AIDS service provider in Miami-Dade County. For information on testing and eligibility, or to learn more about SFAN, please click here.

Jackson Memorial Hospital - More Hospital Info 1611 NW 12th Avenue
Miami, FL 33136
305-585-1111

Jefferson Reaves Sr. Health Center

Jefferson Reaves, Sr. Health Center is a focal point for healthcare services in the Overtown Community. It is committed to the dignity, social well-being and health of the community and the patients who are served at the clinic. For more information, please call 786-466-4000.

HIV/AIDS Testing

Jefferson Reaves, Sr. Health Center offers free HIV/AIDS testing every Wednesday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome and a picture I.D. is required.

Jefferson Reaves Sr. Health Center - More Health Clinic Info 1009 N.W. Fifth Avenue
Miami, FL 33136
786-466-4083

North Dade Health Center

North Dade Health Center has been a major healthcare provider in the Opa-Locka and North Dade communities for more than 30 years. The center provides free HIV testing for "walk-ins" Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Photo identification is required. 

For more information, please call 786-466-1500.

North Dade Health Center - More Health Clinic Info 16555 N.W. 25th Avenue
Miami Gardens, FL 33054
786-466-1500

Prevention, Education & Treatment (PET) Center

The P.E.T. Health Center, operated by Jackson Health System and the Miami-Dade County Department of Health, is committed to the well-being and health of its community. Our mission is to provide prevention, education and treatment of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases to the infected/affected population of Miami-Dade County, including the elderly.

Our focus is on early intervention of the disease followed by primary care services to include medical care, dental care, case management, nutritional services and psychiatric care. The center facilitates referrals to Jackson Memorial Hospital and other Ryan White Part A providers for specialized services, as needed.

HIV/AIDS Testing

The P.E.T. Health Center, in collaboration with the Miami-Dade County Health Department, offers free HIV testing Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Testing is on a walk-in basis and a picture I.D. is required.

For more information, please call 305-535-5540.

Specialized Services

Primary care will be provided by a physician who specializes in the care of HIV spectrum disease. Evaluation and treatment begins within two weeks after your initial intake visit. If you become ill prior to your scheduled appointment, please call us to be seen as an immediately. The P.E.T. Health Center provides care and treatment in English, Spanish and Creole.

Services provided for HIV clients include:

  • Primary Care - Well Care/Preventative Medicine
  • Case Management
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Psychiatric Care
  • Adherence Counseling
  • Dental Care
  • Testing for Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Anonymous HIV Testing
  • Confidential HIV Testing

New Clients

Initial appointments are scheduled at the patient's convenience. To schedule an appointment, please call 305-535-5540, extension 4101.

New clients must provide:

  • Photo Identification
  • HIV test results such as: viral load and Western Blot
  • Documents verifying income, residency status and medical insurance such as: recent pay stubs, income tax returns, proof of benefits received, voter's registration, utility bills, mortgage/lease information, insurance card, proof of Medicaid/Medicare, etc.

The P.E.T. Health Center has no waiting list. We invite patients to walk-in or visit us and ask questions.

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

1st Saturday of the Month
8 a.m. - noon

If patients are admitted to a hospital for any reason, they can call a P.E.T. nurse 24 hours a day at 305-543-8651.

 

PET Center - More Hospital Info 615 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-585-4200
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