A new HIV care clinic opened in Lower Manhattan, coming to the aid of more than 1,600 people who depended on the now-closed St. Vincent's Catholic Medical Center. A new state-the-art center at 230 West 17th St., between 7th and 8th avenues joins the Center for Comprehensive Care's (CCC) has two other locations: the Samuels Clinic in midtown Manhattan and The Morningside Clinic in Harlem.
Together, the three divisions of the CCC provide HIV services to over 5,000 patients. The new West Village clinic occupies three renovated floors, will provide primary and specialty care, dental services, behavioral health services, social services, integrative medicine (acupuncture, massage, nutrition), peer support, and a full-service outpatient pharmacy.
Victoria Sharp, MD, and Director of the CCC, said the new clinic offers "a beautiful space designed with the patient in mind. We are so excited to offer the community here, which has been through a lot with closures and temporary arrangements, a true medical home where they may access a multidisciplinary array of services that are coordinated, convenient, and of the highest quality at a single location."
The new West 17th St. Clinic will also be staffed by many of the same HIV experts who worked at the old St. Vincent's location. This says Dr. Sharp, is very important to patients because it, "has been critical to continuity of care for many of them."