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Our Services

The University of Michigan accepts most major insurances. In addition, we are a federally funded program and can provide our services at a significantly reduced cost to qualified individuals who have no medical insurance.

Morning & Afternoon Appointments HIV Testing & Counseling 
Walk-in Services Available Patient Education
Primary Medical Care Free Individual Counseling
Coordinate with your Physician Substance Abuse Counseling
Nutrition Services & Education HATP Newsletters
Consumer Involvement  

Appointments

We offer a variety of clinic hours to make it easier for you to schedule an appointment. To schedule an appointment call (734) 936-8186 or (888) 229-7409.

Taubman Center
3rd. Floor Area D

Nurse Line
Monday-Friday
7:30am to 4:30pm

Monday
8:00am to 12:00 noon

Tuesday
8:00am to 5:00pm
(Lunch from 12:00 to 1:00pm)

Wednesday
 9:00am to 12:00 noon

Thursday
8 :00am-5:00pm
(Lunch from 12:00 to 1:00pm)

Friday
8:00am-12:00 noon

Directions to The Taubman Center

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Walk-in Services

During normal clinic hours, walk-in appointments are available for emergencies. We ask that you call our offices at (734) 936-8186 before coming to the clinic. Our clinic schedules are very full and arrangements must be made prior to your coming.

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Primary Medical Care

Two of our HIV specialists, Dr. Tejal Gandhi and Dr. James Riddell, are available to serve as your primary care physician as well as your HIV specialist. If you have an HMO, you may want to make sure Dr. Gandhi or Dr. Riddell are covered primary care providers prior to making a change. If necessary, we can refer you to a full range of specialists such as:

Dermatology Opthamology
OB/GYN Pediatrics
Denistry Case Management
Social Services Psychiatry

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Coordination with your Private Physician

If you choose to keep your private physician, we can monitor your HIV infection and your immune system and coordinate therapies with your private physician. We will provide updates regarding your progress regularly.

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Nutritional Services and Education

Our nutritionist, Marti Auxier, performs regular nutrition screenings and is available to assist you with your nutrition concerns. If you are having weight loss, weight gain or are unable to eat because of nausea, problems swallowing or lack of appetite, she can assist you in developing a menu that you can tolerate and that will provide you with needed nutrients and calories. Nutrition services include:

Nutrition Assessment Assistance with food issues
Analysis of food intake Management of medication side effects
Assistance with food access Vitamin and supplement use
Meal planning Lean body mass maintenance
Ethnic and cultural needs Food safety
Alternative therapies BIA Measurements

You can reach Marti Auxier by e-mail or by dialing  (734) 936-0621

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HIV Testing and Counseling

Free and anonymous HIV testing and counseling are available. Our specially trained counselors are available Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm. To schedule an appointment, call (734) 936-8186 or (734) 763-9227 and ask for Amy or PJ. Confidential HIV testing is also available through the Infectious Disease Clinic.

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Patient & Family Education

HIV & AIDS education is part of our comprehensive program and is available to patients as well as their family. Each session is tailored to the individual according to need, educational background, cultural beliefs, and employs age appropriate methods of teaching.

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Free Individual Counseling

Individual counseling sessions with one of our HIV/AIDS social workers are available by appointment and are free of charge. Sessions can be conducted as part of your clinic appointment or as a separate visit. Assistance with psychosocial issues as well as insurance and financial issues is available. To schedule an appointment or to speak with one of our social workers call Amy Jacobs, LMSW at (734) 763-9227 or PJ Two Ravens MSW at (734) 763-9383.

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Substance Abuse Counseling

Our social workers are available to assist you in deciding whether substance abuse treatment is something you feel would be beneficial and if so they can refer you to a community agency for treatment. After completing treatment they can help you maintain sobriety. For more information call Amy Jacobs, LMSW at (734) 763-9227 or PJ Two Ravens MSW at (734) 763-9383. To e-mail one of our social workers just click on their name.

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HATP Newsletters

Spring 2005

Summer 2005

Fall 2005

Winter 2005

Spring 2006

Spring 2007

Summer 2007

Winter 2007

Spring 2008

Summer 2008

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Consumer Involvement

The HATP strives to be a patient driven program, offering patients a number of ways to become involved in their care while improving the services offered. From the first visit, HATP helps patients understand the details of HIV, lab tests, and various other important issues. Our philosophy centers on patients best being able to advocate for themselves through a good understanding of their diagnosis. Patients are further invited to improve on the services HATP offers by participating in the Consumer Advisory Council: a group of patients that meets quarterly to discuss clinic issues and quality of care; these interactions and experiences provide feedback geared toward improving care for all. HATP also seeks patients’ feedback through regular patient satisfaction surveys, web-based anonymous feedback forms, and meetings with our patient liaison. HATP regularly distributes a clinic newsletter regarding HATP related events, HIV related information, staff spotlights, clinical trial information, and more. We also seek patients interested in writing articles for the newsletter (which can be done anonymously!): share your experience to help motivate and inspire others!

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