The following is a press release from Mazzoni Center:
PHILADELPHIA, PA—Mazzoni Center on July 18 announced that as a part of its ongoing efforts to offer more comprehensive services to the community, the organization has been working to expand patient access at its Washington West facility located at 1201 Locust Street. The next step in this process will involve construction at the Washington West location.
Washington West will be closed for construction beginning Monday, July 18, 2022. All services normally delivered at Washington West, including Community HIV, syphilis, and gonorrhea/chlamydia (urine, oral and anal) screening visits and in-person provider visits and laboratory services will be relocating to Mazzoni Center’s Bainbridge Street facility (1348 Bainbridge Street). Same day appointments will remain available, and clients can call 215-985-9206 to schedule an appointment.
“For over 25 years, Mazzoni Center has been offering rapid HIV and other STI screenings at Washington West. Now, through the Washington West Sexual Health Clinic, community members can not only receive HIV and other STI screenings, but also STI treatment, vaccinations, contraception, HIV medical care, access to post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) and preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP),” said Sultan Shakir, President and Executive Officer.
“Once construction is completed, Mazzoni Center will be better equipped to offer a full range of sexual health services at Washington West to instantly meet the needs of more individuals of our community,” added Eric Paulukonis, Director of Community Health Initiatives.
This low-threshold sexual health project at Washington West is a part of the Philadelphia Health Department’s AIDS Activities Coordinating Office’s efforts to end the local HIV epidemic, made possible through CDC’s PS20-2010 funding streams.
Mazzoni Center expects to reopen Washington West in mid-September.