Mission: The mission of can community health is to inspire and contribute to the health and well-being of those affected by HIV, hepatitis c, and other sexually transmitted diseases by providing the best care through outreach, integrated clinical practice, advocacy, education, and research.
CAN Community Health (CAN), a not-for-profit, community-based organization with clinics in Florida, Arizona, New Jersey, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia, has provided specialized medical care for over 30 years. What began as a small health clinic founded by our trailblazer Susan Terry in 1991 off East Ave. in Sarasota, FL, has now transitioned into a national healthcare organization serving those affected by HIV, STDs, and Viral Hepatitis.
We provide the below services through Ryan White grants, STD prevention funding, the 340B Federal Drug Discount Program*, and philanthropic fundraising. As a result, we can provide the following services to all our clients regardless of their ability to pay.
- HIV, Viral Hepatitis, And STI Testing & Medical Care
- HIV Rapid Start
- Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
- Non-Occupational Post Exposure Prophylaxis (nPEP)
- Primary Care
- Gender Affirming Medical Care
- Dental Care
- Ryan White Services
- Education and Outreach for Sexual Health and Harm Reduction
- Medical Mobile Units
- Medical Peer Navigation
- Patient Care Coordination
- Food/Nutrition Services
- Support Groups
- Tele-Health Services
- Transportation Services
- LGBTQIA+ Friendly Services
Programs like these provide quality care, increase viral suppression, lower rates of STD/Hep C infections and improve quality of life in communities. We continue to seek collaborative relations with local, state, and national partners to remove treatment barriers for all individuals in care.
Our incredible clinical and support staff members provide a safe space in geographically diverse areas that are accessible to community members. We are most proud of the elite medical care we provide, speaking volumes about the passion of our teams. One of the most telling elements of care in HIV services includes the ability to link, retain, and sustain individuals in care. CAN is wholeheartedly committed to offering exceptional care and specialized medical services to every community member.
As one of the region's most extended providers of HIV care with 30 years of experience, we have been tapped by the CDC and HRSA for technical assistance opportunities for others throughout the country on best practices.
* The 340B program allows organizations like CAN Community Health to stretch resources and offer a full continuum of care to underserved and uninsured patients, including people living with HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C.
CAN Community Health
Roger Capote - Senior Vice President, Marketing and Community Relations
(941) 300-4440 ext. 11131