The Comprehensive Care Clinic at BMH is offered for local treatment of HIV/AIDS. It has as its goal to provide community-based specialist health care for people with HIV/AIDS, and to develop an educational program for local primary care providers to improve and update knowledge about HIV infection and its treatment. The federally-funded clinic operates with grant money received by the University of Vermont.
The Comprehensive Care Clinic at BMH also offers anonymous testing for HIV/AIDS patients. Anonymous testing, as opposed to confidential testing, means that a person never gives his or her name or any other identifying information such as social security number. A special number is assigned to the person and the results are given to him or her only. Copies are not kept at the testing site or at the laboratory. Counseling before and after testing, including referrals for medical and social services if needed, are part of the procedure offered at BMH. Anonymous free testing can be arranged by calling Deborah Jones at 802-257-8860 or John Field at 802-257-8856.
Location: Richards Building, 2nd Floor. Clinic phone number: 802-257-8860.
Deborah Jones, FNP, CNM, AACRN
Age Range: Adults & Adolescents
Education: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA (Registered Nurse Degree); Frontier School of Midwifery & Family Nursing, Hyden, KY (Certified Nurse Midwife); Su Clinica Familiar, Harlingen, TX (Family Nursing & Midwifery Internship)
Certifications: American College of Nurse Midwives & Family Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center, Advance Practice Family Nurse Practitioner, Advanced HIV/AIDS Certified Registered Nurse
Member: Association of Nurses in AIDS Care