Services Provided by AIDS Resource
AIDS Resource offers free confidential testing for HIV, chlamydia and gonorrhea at:
- John Yost Community Center, 180 Bennage Ave, Lock Haven PA:
- Testing held on the last Monday of each month from 1:00- 4:00 p.m. by appointment only. Call 814-272-0818 to schedule or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Williamsport Office:
- No appointments required on Thursdays from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
- Call 570-322-8448 to schedule an appointment or online at freetesting.as.me.
- State College office:
- No appointment required on Thursdays from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
- Call 814-272-0818 to schedule an appointment.
We now offer rapid testing! It takes approximately 30 minutes for us to receive HIV test results from a finger stick test.
On-site chlamydia and gonorrhea testing is also available. If you test positive for chlamydia or gonorrhea, we will provide treatment at no cost to you.
We offer free HIV 101 classes that cover the basics of HIV, modes of transmission and ways to protect yourself to all area schools, colleges and community groups. Universal Precaution Training methods of protecting yourself from HIV are offered to agencies, businesses and civic groups.
If you think you may be at risk for contracting HIV, our risk reduction and prevention specialists will analyze behaviors which may be putting you at risk for HIV or AIDS and will work with you to develop an individualized risk reduction plan.
Free condoms are available at AIDS Resource offices during normal business hours Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Connect to Care helps you find the resources that you need to manage your medical care. The ultimate goal of the program is to connect (or re-connect) you with a doctor or program that matches your needs. If you like, we can attend your scheduled medical appointments with you. Everything that we do is free of charge and maintaining your confidentiality is of utmost importance to us.
We will connect you to:
- Sources of medical insurance
- Mental health counseling
- Drug & alcohol counseling
- Support groups
- Other social service agencies
By signing up for this program, you are eligible for the following services:
- Transportation to and from medical appointments
- Incentives for attending two medical appointments within a year
- Assistance with finding and applying for medical insurance
- Emotional support
- AIDS Resource’s medical case management services
We provide numerous services to clients with HIV or AIDS.
Our individualized case management program provides education and services that connect consumers to medical and social services based on their needs in order to promote the well-being of the individual. Generally, this involves monthly face-to-face contact, which is necessary to access most support services.
We offer eligibility-based housing assistance programs that help clients with the payment of security deposits, rent or mortgage. We also help with emergency financial assistance for food, housing, utilities and medications.
In order to ensure clients can attend medical or social service appointments, AIDS Resource will reimburse clients for mileage, provide bus tickets or tokens to help with transportation or be driven by an agency staff member if they qualify for such assistance.
We provide payment for medical and dental services. We work with an optometrist to provide free eye health exams and free glasses.
AIDS Resource is now offering our clients mental health counseling on-site. Our counseling is free (no insurance required, no co-pay), offered at our office in a safe and comfortable space and provided by a licensed social worker who has special training and a deep understanding of the unique challenges our clients face.
We understand that nutrition plays a large role in health and we are committed to helping our clients access healthy foods. Clients can select food at the free monthly food bank at both of our offices. Clients are invited to use our twice-monthly food pantry, where they can receive a wide selection of foods and, once a month, choose from a selection of personal hygiene items and cleaning supplies. Clients who require Boost or Ensure nutritional supplements can have them delivered directly to their door.
To determine which services will be the most beneficial for you, see your case manager.