District of Columbia: AIDS Group Interested in Taking Over Whitman-Walker's Virginia Clinic
July 22, 2005
Since Whitman-Walker Clinic -- the District of Columbia's largest provider of HIV/AIDS care -- announced in June it plans to close its satellite clinics in the suburbs of northern Virginia and Maryland, advocates and elected officials have been scrambling to ensure there are no gaps in services for the clinics' combined 600 clients. According to Arlington County Board Chairperson Jay Fisette, AIDS Healthcare Foundation has expressed interest in taking over services provided at WWC's northern Virginia clinic, which is scheduled to close in September. Fisette hopes AHF can take over the clinic's patients, staff, building, and even public funding so as to avoid distributing clients to various providers. AHF consultant James Driscoll said that while discussions are in the early stages, the process could move quickly. "I think we could fill in the gap, keep it going without any interruptions," Driscoll said.
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