CDC National AIDS Information Clearinghouse 800-458-5231-English/Spanish/French
Questions answered and publications mailed confidentially, free of charge. Reference specialists do free database searches and make referrals on any aspect of HIV/AIDS.
CDC National AIDS Hotline 800-CDC-INFO
24-hour toll-free hotlines providing confidential information, referrals, and educational materials to all.
Gay Men's Health Crisis (New York) 212-807-6655-General information and crisis line
212-337-3504-Legal Services Information Line
212-807-7519-Financial Information Line
212-337-3500-Ombudsman Information Line
Resources open to all. All aspects of HIV/AIDS including referrals and educational materials.
National Native American AIDS Hotline 800-283-2437
National Runaway Switchboard 800-621-3230
24-hour hotline providing crisis intervention and referrals for youths age 12 to 18.
Office of the National AIDS Policy Coordinator 202-690-5560
Information and contacts to U.S. Public Health Service programs providing HIV-related services. Free.
People with AIDS Coalition, Inc. 50 West 17th Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10011
Toll-free hotline is staffed exclusively by people with HIV/AIDS. Provides peer counseling, treatment information and referrals. Request their monthly magazine "Newsline" in English, and quarterly magazine "SIDAhora" in Spanish and English, by and for Latinos affected by HIV/AIDS. Bilingual.
Project Inform 1965 Market Street, Suite 220
San Francisco, CA 94103
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon-Sat (Pacific time).
National HIV/AIDS treatment information and advocacy organization. Not a crisis line. Mailing service and national speakers program. Bilingual.
San Francisco AIDS Foundation Trilingual Hotline PO Box 426182
San Francisco, CA 94142-6182
9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon-Fri,
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat-Sun (Pacific time).
Information, referrals and peer counseling in English, Spanish and Filipino.
Southern California HIV/AIDS Hotline AIDS Project Los Angeles
Information, referrals and support. Not an acute crisis line.
AIDS Foundation of Chicago Hotline 411 South Wells
Chicago, IL 60607
Information on AIDS-related education, health care, and social services. Up-to-date information on the latest clinical trials and new programs for HIV-affected persons.
Connection Crisis Intervention and Referral Services PO Box 906
Libertyville, IL 60048
708-367-1080-24-hour crisis and referral service
Trained crisis workers provide telephone support and access to agencies, self-help, and prevention information to those with HIV and their caregivers. Lake County service area. No fees.
Illinois AIDS Hotline 800-243-2437
Up-to-date information on HIV transmission, HIV counseling and testing sites. Offers information and support resources, risk reduction. Bilingual.
Parental Stress Services 600 South Federal Street
Chicago, IL 60605
312-427-1102-Enrollment in groups/classes
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon-Fri
312-3PARENT (372-7368)-24-hour hotline
24-hour Parental Stress Hotline offers counseling, support, problem-solving, and referrals. Parent education classes, parent support and children's groups. HIV-affected families welcome.
Ravenswood Community Mental Health Center Crisis line 312-769-6200
Crisis line for emotional and psychological emergencies.
Talkline Help Lines PO Box 1321
Elk Grove Village, IL 60009
708-228-6400-Talkline for adults
Telephone helplines provide 24-hour crisis intervention, emotional support, information and referrals.
2. Illinois HIV Care Consortia
The State of Illinois currently funds seven consortia that provide HIV/AIDS services based on community needs throughout the State. The consortia are:
AIDS Foundation of Chicago 411 South Wells
Chicago, IL 60607
Serves Cook County. Provides case management, primary care, housing, and nutrition.
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District 710 North Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61824
Serves Champaign, Coles, Ford, Iroquois, Vermilion, Edgar, DeWitt, Douglas, and Piatt Counties. Provides case management, medical services, and housing assistance.
Kane County Health Department 1330 North Highland Avenue
Aurora, IL 60506
Serves Kane, McHenry, DuPage, Will, Lake, Kendall, Kankakee, and Grundy Counties. Provides case management, medical and mental health services, housing assistance, substance abuse treatment, transportation, nutritional services, and dental care.
Peoria City/County Health Department 2116 North Sheridan Road
Peoria, IL 61604
Serves Peoria, Tazewell, McLean, Woodford, Marshall, Stark, Knox, Putnam, Fulton, and LaSalle Counties. Provides case management, medical and mental health services, housing assistance, and transportation.
St. Clair County Health Department #19 Public Square, Suite 150
Belleville, IL 62220
Serves St. Clair, Madison, Monroe, Bond, Randolph, Washington, and Clinton Counties. Provides case management, medical and mental health services, housing assistance, transportation, and nutritional services.
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine PO Box 19230
Springfield, IL 62794
Serves Sangamon, Macon, Montgomery, Christian, Logan, Morgan, Macoupin, Cass, and Menard Counties. Provides case management, medical and dental services and oral surgery, housing assistance, transportation, nutritional services, early intervention, and patient advocates.
Winnebago County Health Department 401 Division Street
Rockford, IL 61104
815-962-5092, ext. 253
Serves Winnebago, Jo Daviess, Stephenson, Boone, Carroll, Ogle, DeKalb, and Lee Counties. Provides medical and mental health services, nutritional services, housing assistance, transportation, and assisted living.
3. Illinois Health Departments
Local health departments usually provide anonymous, confidential, and free counseling and testing for HIV. This service may be useful if you want a confirmatory test or want to bring your partner, spouse, or children in for testing. Many health departments also have numbers you can call during business hours to ask questions about HIV and AIDS. Additional services may include case management, partner notification, and physician referral.
Chicago Department of Health Administrative Office 333 South State Street, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60605
Primary care community health center providing a full range of medical services at no cost to HIV-positive indigent individuals. Free anonymous and confidential HIV counseling and testing, free STD counseling and testing. Cook County Department of Public Health 1010 Lake Street, Suite 300 Oak Park, IL 60301 708-445-2520, or 708-445-2437 708-445-2405-FAX 708-445-2406-Hearing-impaired TTY/TDD u Free anonymous and confidential HIV counseling and testing. Also provides T cell testing, dental services, case management, physician referrals, and risk reduction/prevention information.
DuPage County Health Department AIDS Program 111 North County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
708-682-7979, ext. 7310
Free anonymous and confidential HIV counseling and testing, information and referrals, case management; free T cell and TB testing and transportation to appointments for those with HIV. Help in accessing Public Aid, Social Security, physicians, housing, and support groups. Monthly event night for those with HIV and their loved ones.
Evanston Health Department 2100 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
Anonymous and confidential HIV counseling and testing, STD testing/treatment; free T cell, TB, and syphilis testing for those with HIV. Partner notification, case management, physician referrals, home and hospital visits. Free. Kane County Health Department 1330 North Highland Avenue Aurora, IL 60506 708-897-1124 708-897-4845-FAX Second location at: 77 Riverside Drive, 3rd floor Elgin, IL 60120 708-695-0848 u HIV/AIDS education, group counseling, and referrals. TB testing/treatment. Public Aid accepted.
Kendall County Health Department 111 West Fox Street
Yorkville, IL 60560
Medicare-certified home health agency providing nursing, physical, occupational and speech therapies on intermittent basis with physician orders. No Kendall County resident denied nursing service. Set fee; Public Aid accepted.
Lake County Health Department 2400 Belvidere Road
Waukegan, IL 60085
Anonymous and confidential HIV counseling and testing, prevention education, HIV support groups, and home health care. Linkages with other providers.
McHenry County Department of Health 2200 North Seminary Avenue
Woodstock, IL 60098
HIV counseling and testing and AIDS education/referrals. Organizer of McHenry County AIDS Task Force. Free. Bilingual.
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