MHMR Offers Free HIV Tests to Tarrant, Surrounding Counties
National HIV Testing Day is Thursday, June 27
Fort Worth – MHMR of Tarrant County is encouraging its free HIV testing as part of National HIV Testing Day, June 27, in Tarrant and eight counties.
The MHMR HIV Street Outreach Team offers free, anonymous, confidential HIV testing year-round along with Hepatitis C Virus testing, risk reduction counseling, counseling, prevention, intervention case management, health education/risk reduction, HIV prevention education, STD prevention education, hepatitis prevention education, peer education, street outreach, substance abuse intervention, educational materials, case management for HIV/AIDS, HIV early intervention, hotline/telephone counseling, support groups.
During 2012, the MHMR HIV Street Outreach Team completed 3,201 free HIV tests in the community.
MHMR works in collaboration with Tarrant County Health Department, Texas ReEntry Services, AIDS Health Care Foundation, Tarrant County Colleges, University of North Texas and Texas Women’s University.
The MHMR HIV Street Outreach Team serves Tarrant, Wise, Denton, Hood, Parker, Erath, Johnson, Palo Pinto and Somerville counties.
What: Free, anonymous, confidential HIV testing
How: To set up an appointment for HIV and/or HCV testing, call (817) 569-5760
Media contact: Catherine Carlton, (817) 583-1879, Catherine.Carlton@MHMRTC.org
MHMR Tarrant offers mental health services, intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) services, addiction services, early childhood intervention services, support to the criminal justice system, services to the homeless and most recently, expanded services for veterans. It is the second largest center in Texas. MHMR is an independent, local unit of government as designated in Health & Safety Code Chapter 534.001 — not a state, federal, or county agency.