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Ambulatory Outpatient Services

Clinic Medicine Ambulatory Outpatient Services seek to engage persons with HIV in medical care by providing assessment, access to medical diagnosis and treatment, therapy, and support for adherence to medication regimens for HIV treatment.

Primary medical care for the treatment of HIV infection includes the provision of care that is consistent with Public Health Service guidelines. Such care must include access to antiretroviral and other drug therapies, including prophylaxis and treatment of opportunistic infections and combination antiretroviral therapies.

Locations

Services are currently provided at:

Burgdorf Clinic
131 Coventry St.,
Hartford, CT 06112

To make an appointment call: 860-714-2813.

Note on Appointments:

The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) is available by appointment Tuesday through Thursday from 8:30am - 4:30pm. Appointments are scheduled for a date generally within one week of contact with the Clinic.
  Services may also provided be at:
  • Outpatient settings
  • Community-based organizations
  • Office-based settings
  • Homeless shelters
  • Federally qualified health centers
  • North End Mobile Health Van

Services

Outpatient/Ambulatory primary care services will specifically focus on HIV positive individuals. Outpatient/Ambulatory HIV infectious disease care must be provided by a state licensed and certified HIV Specialist (i.e., physician, physician assistant, registered nurse, nurse practitioner). Services will include but are not limited to the following:
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Early Intervention and Risk Assessment
  • Preventive Care and Screening
  • Practitioner Examination
  • Medical History Taking
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Physical Conditions
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Mental Conditions
  • Prescription and Management of Medication Therapy
  • Care of Minor Onjuries
  • Education and Counseling on Health Nutritional Issues
  • Minor Surgery and Assistance at Surgery
  • Well-baby Care
  • Continuing Care
  • Management of Chronic Conditions
  • Referral to and Provision of Specialty Care

In addition:
  1. Provider will provide a HIV Certified Licensed Practical Nurse/Registered Nurse during HIV clinic times at the Burgdorf Clinic located at 131 Coventry Street, Hartford, CT.
  2. The HIV Certified Licensed Practical Nurse/Registered Nurse functions will include, but are not limited to the following:
    • Conduct medical assessment to indicate appropriate services for clients into HIV primary care or supportive services.
    • HIV Certified Licensed Practical Nurse/Registered Nurse will provide acute care, referrals, and consultation to primary care MD if the patient has a primary provider.
    • HIV Certified Licensed Practical Nurse/Registered Nurse will ensure that patient care follows Public Health Standards (PHS) of care for individuals (ex, Paps for women). In addition, immunizations, mammograms, eye exams, dental exams, colonoscopies, PPD's, STD testing, etc.
    • HIV Certified Licensed Practical Nurse/Registered Nurse will perform HIV testing & counseling sessions; maintains database of patients tested; conducts patient history; education and counseling; assisting clinicians; and performing routine lab tests.
    • HIV Certified Licensed Practical Nurse/Registered Nurse will refer individuals who have been lost to care to Early Intervention Services (ES).
  3. The HIV Certified Licensed Practical Nurse/Registered Nurse will provide referrals for encounters as appropriate for HIV primary medical care, supportive services and/or other treatments.
  4. The HIV Certified Licensed Practical Nurse/Registered Nurse will provide referrals to other appropriate service providers.
  5. The HIV Certified Licensed Practical Nurse/Registered Nurse will provide initial HIV medical assessments/acute care and referral to individuals in the homeless shelters.
  6. HIV Certified Licensed Practical Nurse/Registered Nurse will provide Hepatitis C screenings.
  7. The HIV Certified Licensed Practical Nurse/Registered Nurse will provide initial HIV medical assessments, acute care, HIV triage and referral into ongoing medical care on a health van. Services will be provided to, but not limited to the following: newly diagnosed clients, clients who have been lost to HIV care, individuals who know their HIV status but have never been in care needing immediate medical or mental health triage services, and clients with no existing payer source for medical care.
  8. The HIV Certified Licensed Practical Nurse/Registered Nurse will provide referrals to other appropriate service providers such as Substance Abuse Services.