columbia cares began serving the south central region of middle tennessee in 1992. as the regions only aids-service organization we focus on prevention, testing and social services for those living with hiv/aids.
we are a united way of maury county partner and also receive funding from the tennessee department of health, united way of metro nashville, city of columbia, first presbyterian church of columbia, tn, baptist healing trust, broadway care/equity fights aids as well as many generous individuals and groups. we are a proud member of the maury county chamber and economic alliance.
hiv prevention columbia
cares hiv prevention programs are designed to meet the needs of your
audience. we provide school-based programs following the tennessee
department of education/cdc guidelines as well as your school
expectations for program content. programs may be tailored for a small
audience as well as a larger inservice. all programs are free of
charge. additionally, we provide hiv and hcv programs for alcohol & drug treatment facilities.
rapid hiv and hep c testing columbia
cares offers rapid hiv and hep c testing for individuals as well as groups. we
utilize the oraquick oral swab method for hiv and a finger stick method for hep c, which provides fast and
accurate results. results are 99.3% and available within 20 minutes.
pre and post test counseling is available at the time of testing. the
oraquick test is mobile therefore cares is an excellent choice for your
health and wellness fare. call ahead/walk-in testing is provided at
the cares facility monday - friday from 9-4:00 or you can schedule an
appointment for weekday evenings after 5:00 by calling tim. all testing
services are free.
social service for people living with hiv/aids columbia
cares offers a variety of services for people living with hiv/aids.
our goal is to provide or help a person access services that will
enhance their quality of life. services provided by cares includes case
management, client advocacy, nutrition assistance, transportation
assistance, short-term rent, mortgage, or utility assistance, and
assistance with basic living needs. eligibility is established by
state, federal and funder guidelines. all social services are free
and no client is required to volunteer for services rendered.