Prevention Healthcare Services is a limited service laboratory that was created in 2019 to provide mobile laboratory HIV and HCV testing for those healthcare facilities who are required by law to offer this testing but have not yet done so because of their lack of trained, available staff. While many non-profit organizations offer HIV and HCV testing, their structure and funding do not allow them to offer testing at the required frequency and volume that is necessary; they cannot test every patient at each facility where they are funded to provide testing.
Prevention Healthcare Services completed the Capacity Building Assistance for High Impact Prevention (HIP) in Health Care program funded by the CDC to support clinical HIV testing and prevention, is part of the CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN), and a member of the National Coalition of STD Directors. Prevention Healthcare Services is licensed by the NYSDOH, and is CLIA certified to provide HIV, HCV, chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, COVID-19 antigen and COVID-19 RT-PCR (molecular) testing and community screening. Confirmatory testing for any reactive HIV or HCV test, and linkage to care for those who test positive for HIV and/or HCV is provided.
Our mission is to increase testing for infectious diseases by offering fast and convenient testing to patients, businesses, and healthcare facilities, and to offer testing in patient settings where testing is required or recommended, but is lacking or does not exist.