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Cariño HIV Services
Lowell Community Health Center
161 Jackson Street, Lowell, MA 01852

Monday - Friday

Counseling with Health Center staff is also available Tuesday-Thursday 4:00pm-8:00pm
at the Darby Drop-In Center
located at Lowell House, Inc.,
555 Merrimack Street
Lowell, MA 01854

Interpreter Services

Spanish, Portuguese and Khmer are spoken by many Health Center staff throughout our different locations. LCHC staff are fluent in more than 25 languages. In addition, interpreter services can be arranged for the languages our doctors and medical Interpreters do not speak.

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CARIÑO HIV Services offers comprehensive care for people living with HIV and AIDS. We also offer counseling, rapid HIV testing, sexually transmitted infections (STI) and Hepatitis C screening, STI treatment, and educational workshops for people who want to know their status or receive more information on HIV/AIDS. Case management, primary care, infectious disease consultation, and medication AIDS Ribbon and Medicineadherence programs are available for patients living with HIV. CARIÑO also coordinates weekly support groups for people living with or affected by HIV.

Appointments are not necessary, but are available. Walk-in's can be accommodated during business hours. Case Managers for established patients will work with a patient to determine long-term goals and needs. Case Managers will advocate on behalf of patients needing assistance from social agencies, housing agencies or other institutions. The Medication Adherence Program can assist patients with the often complicated process of creating schedules for taking HIV medications, understanding and managing side effects, and staff offer moral support.

Located at: 161 Jackson Street, Lowell, MA 01852
Appointment Line: 978-937-9700
Counseling & Testing Line: 978-322-8657