Monroe County, Indiana

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Outreach Testing & HIV/HCV Prevention

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In the spirit of meeting people 'where they're at,' the Monroe County Syringe Service Program (MCSSP) aims to increase the harm reduction services in the community by taking services out of the clinic and bringing them closer to where people need them the most. 

The Monroe County Health Department (MCHD) offers free and confidential HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) testing, Healthcare Navigation, and safer use supplies during these outreach hours, or by appointment. These services are in addition to the Syringe Service Program activities offered by the IRA during their regular business hours. 

*Please note that due to COVID-19 some hours and locations have changed. Until further notice, any outreach hours normally conducted at Shalom Community Center have been shifted one block north to the White Rabbit parking lot at the corner of 1st and College in the mobile van. Wednesday hours are ONLY at Crawford in the mobile van. HIV/HCV testing has been suspended temporarily during outreach, due to the inability of staff to maintain 6 feet of social distance and privacy simultaneously. Both office and mobile outreach are being provided as 'window service only'. Please contact Harm Reduction staff if you have any questions about temporary changes to SSP services.   

Testing

We use rapid HIV and HCV antibody tests that process in less than 30 minutes. That means that you will have a result the same day that you come in for a test. 

For more info about HCV:

For more info about HIV:

PrEP/PEP

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) are medications to prevent HIV infection for people who are at risk for HIV infection. We are lucky to have Positive Link, a program of IU Health Bloomington Hospital Community Health, here in Bloomington. Positive Link provides a continuum of services for people who are at risk or living with HIV/AIDS. If you are interested in learning more about PrEP or PEP to see if it is right for you, call (812) 353-9150 and ask to speak with a PrEP Navigator. 

Prep/pep

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Penny Caudill,
Health Administrator
Health Building
119 W 7th St
Bloomington, IN 47404
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  • Phone: (812) 349-2543
  • Fax: (812) 339-6481
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  • M - F 8:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.

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