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Carl Vogel Center (CVC) is a nonprofit organization that provides multidisciplinary and integrated healthcare that responds to existing and emerging community needs of people with HIV and AIDS. CVC educates and empowers PWA to become full partners and informed advocates in the management of their care.
PROGRAMS AND SERVICES Currently, people with HIV and AIDS benefit from the following services: ? Early Intervention Services (EIS) provides comprehensive primary health care to all persons living with HIV/AIDS, including women and children. EIS/primary care includes HIV counseling, testing, and referral, counseling and education on living with the disease, appropriate medical evaluation and clinical care, with appropriate referrals to other health services like oral health; ? Case Management Services provides a range of client-centered services that links clients with health care, psychosocial and other services. Ensures timely and coordinated access to medically appropriate levels of health and support services and continuity of care, through ongoing assessment of the client's needs and personal support systems; ? Mental Health Services provides psychological and psychiatric treatment counseling to individuals with a diagnosed mental illness, conducted in a group or individual setting, and provided by a licensed mental health professional; ? Nutritional Counseling for both individuals and groups that includes assessments, meal planning, state-of-the-art diagnostic testing using Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis, and culturally appropriate nutritional education presented by a registered, licensed dietitian; ? Rehabilitation Services - Complementary Therapy Program provides acupuncture and Swedish massage by licensed practitioners in accordance with an individualized plan of care intended to improve or maintain a client's quality of life and optimal capacity for self care; ? Treatment Education and Adherence Program for both individuals and groups that provides education, clinical assessments, and counseling presented by a registered nurse regarding today's complex treatment regimens and sometimes arduous requirements of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART); and ? Treatment Resource Library and Computer Lab where clients and community members may access essential information through magazines such as Poz and HIV Plus, video and computer-based programs and online resources.
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