About the Project

Dimock Community Health Center, located in Roxbury, MA, is a comprehensive community health center offering health services, substance abuse treatment, career development, family services and other programs to meet the needs of the inner-city community it serves. In 1997, Dimock Community Health Center (DCHC) developed a multidisciplinary comprehensive adherence program integrated into a Ryan White-funded CHC HIV primary care clinic to ensure that Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) is Highly Effective Antiretroviral Therapy. The HIV Medical Care Program offers multidisciplinary HIV primary and specialty care in the community, serving a multicultural population, 85% minority, 45% women. Many clients have multiple barriers to accessing and adhering to care and treatment including substance abuse, mental illness, poverty and co-morbid medical conditions including hepatitis C infection. A team including an HIV specialist, primary care providers, HIV nurse case manager, psychosocial case manager, mental health counselor, peer treatment advocate/educator delivers HIV care and adherence support. Additional support is available including nutrition, substance abuse treatment and employment counseling.

Contacting Dimock Community Health Center:

55 Dimock Street
Roxbury, MA 02119

HRSA: www.hrsa.gov
CASE: www.case.nyam.org


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