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Thank you for visiting our West County Health Centers team page! Please support WCHC by registering or donating to AIDS Walk San Francisco. We appreciate all the support we can get! Together we can make a difference!
Join West County Health Centers AIDS Walk SF Team for the creatively re-imagined AIDS WALK SF 2020, which will take place virtually in the safety and comfort of your home, and support ensuring that the communities of western Sonoma County give rise to an AIDS-free generation!
At West County Health Centers our goal is for people living with HIV to have access to health services that will support long, full, healthy lives. In 2019, West County Health Centers (WCHC) provided a full range of services including consultation, diagnostic and treatment services for all stages of HIV disease to over 299 patients living with HIV/AIDS in rural, western Sonoma County. WCHC regularly conducts outreach which targets at-risk individuals within our service area. The outreach program includes a Teen Clinic program that serves at-risk youth, offering free HIV testing and other STD screening services. Our staff is also involved with the large migrant worker population in our rural community through a partnership with Centro de Laboral Graton. Fundraising efforts through AIDS Walk San Francisco will supplement these successful programs and provide support to retain HIV positive people in care and treatment, as well as, promote prevention awareness, education, support and access to PrEP at West County Health Centers.
A NOTE from our HIV Services Team: In this time of disruption and uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many everyday things may become unusually stressful. Each of us may be taking different steps to keep ourselves safe and healthy, as we have been instructed by our Public Health leaders. WCHC fully supports Sonoma County’s “Shelter-in-Place” order to protect ourselves and our community. We also want you to know that we remain committed to being here for our communities and providing you accurate and hopefully helpful information as you make the decisions that are best for you and your health.
“Social distancing,” and even just the specter of COVID-19, can result in anxiety and loneliness. People with mental health or substance use challenges may be particularly vulnerable to the stresses of isolation, but everyone may be affected. Remember that “social distancing” really just means physical distancing (6 feet) from people who are not in your household. It is very important to maintain social contacts, as much as possible, during this stressful time. Especially if you are staying in your home, keep in touch with others through phone or video calls, and social media. Contact your health care providers if you experience more depression, anxiety, or other symptoms of stress.
For more information visit wchealth.org