Alliance is committed to healing the whole individual--not just the physical body, but the emotions, mind, and social well being of our patients as well.
To that end, Alliance’s Department of Community Services offers an extensive array of Social Services to the residents of Hudson County. To ensure accessibility to all, we sponsor health-based community based activities and events and bring many of our services into schools, agencies and local organizations.
We understand that without addressing the psychosocial needs of our patients optimal health cannot be obtained. We are dedicated to improving the health outcomes of our consumers by helping them to maintain their sense of self-sufficiency, by strengthening families and thereby strengthening neighborhoods and communities.
For more information please contact Tracie at 201-710-2203 or email tmeyers@allianceCH.org
Alliance Community Healthcare has been on the forefront of providing prevention services to adolescents and adults throughout Hudson County. Our Outreach staff and Community Liaisons provide workshops and evidence based programming wherever there is a recognized need. We have presented in schools, senior centers, health fairs, youth programs and houses of worship.
Our programming identifies and addresses the at risk behaviors of the participants and educates them on reducing their risks of exposure to sexually transmitted diseases, HIV, and Hepatitis C; as well as pregnancy prevention and Family Planning.
For more information or to request our services be brought to your agency or organization please call: 201-451-6300 x 2419 or email dshaw@allianceCH.org.
As a part of our HIV Prevention Programming, Alliance offers Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis services, better known as “PrEP.”
PrEP is a way for HIV-negative individuals to reduce their risk of becoming infected if they are exposed to the virus by taking a single pill once a day.
PrEP is a powerful HIV prevention tool and can be combined with condoms and other prevention methods to provide even greater protection than when used alone. Individuals who use PrEP must commit to taking the drug every day and seeing their health care provider for follow-up every 3 months.
PrEP is not for everyone.
Federal Guidelines Recommend that PrEP be considered for people who are HIV-negative and at very high risk for HIV infection. This includes anyone who:
- Is in an ongoing relationship with an HIV-positive partner
- Has sex without condoms with a partner who is at high risk, who has been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease, or who is an IV drug user
- Has sex without condoms with partners who do not know their HIV status.
For more information, please contact Yadira at 201-451-6300 x7122.
Rapid HIV Testing and Counseling
Alliance Community Healthcare has been providing free and confidential, rapid HIV testing for over a decade. No appointment is necessary.
The rapid HIV test allows you to receive your results in minutes rather than days. Because it doesn’t require a second trip to a provider to receive results, the rapid HIV test helps ensure that people who go for testing learn their HIV status on the same visit.What to expect:
Your fingertip is cleaned with alcohol and pricked with a lancet (needle) to get a small drop of blood. Results of the test can be read in as little as 20 minutes. The FDA approved rapid HIV test is a screening test for HIV. If the test is negative, you don’t need to get further testing. Like all HIV screening tests, if the rapid test yields a positive, you’ll need to get another test to confirm the result. All positive consumers are immediately linked with case management and healthcare services, providing a system of support and care to help ensure our patients achieve maximum health outcomes.
All who come in for Rapid HIV testing also receive prevention counseling and risk reduction services. Free condoms are available to all. Consumers can also be referred to an Alliance healthcare provider to be assessed for PrEP upon request.
Our Rapid HIV Testing Services can also be brought to your location. We have provided testing at health fairs, workshops, and related events.
Contact Dorothy for more information or to schedule an event at 201-451-6300 x 2419 or email dshaw@allianceCH.org
HIV/HCV Focus Program
Alliance Community Healthcare provides free HIV/Hepatitis C testing. The test is done through a blood draw by our in-house laboratory. Participants who are found to be positive for HIV and/or Hepatitis C are linked immediately with a Alliance case manager and healthcare provider. Appointments are not necessary for testing and can be done at either of our Alliance locations. Participants are provided education and counseling concerning risk reduction, disease facts, and treatment options. Condoms are available free of charge. We are able to provide community based testing for interested groups and organizations. Please contact Tracie for more information: 201-710-2203 or tmeyers@allianceCH.org.
Ryan White Services
Alliance has offered HIV/AIDS services to the people of Jersey City and Hudson County since 1986. Committed to a holistic approach in offering comprehensive services to address the complex needs of clients, Alliance strives to empower clients to make positive and healthy life choices while maintaining their dignity.
Through the Ryan White program, patients who are HIV positive are able to receive medical case management and related healthcare services regardless of their ability to pay. HIV case managers assess client needs and design individualized client-centered service plans to mitigate crisis situations and stabilize individuals and families in the HIV care system. Medical Case Management assists patients with concerns involving housing, access to medication, treatment adherence as well as access to related services.
Although Ryan White participants must reside within Hudson County, Alliance is committed to providing all HIV positive patients with integrated support services to maximize their health.
For more information please contact David at 201-451-6300 x2428 or email dperez@allianceCH.org.