EVMS Center for Comprehensive Care of Immune Deficiency

EVMS Center for Comprehensive Care of Immune Deficiency

In 1994, the Center for Comprehensive Care of Immune Deficiency (C3ID) was founded at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) after receiving its first Ryan White Title II funding, a grant which has been continually awarded to the center up to the present. The Hampton Roads area of Eastern Virginia was designated as an Eligible Metropolitan Area (EMA) for Title I (now Part A) funding in 1998, which was awarded to C3ID in 1999. C3ID subsequently has increased in staff, opened six clinic sites funded with RW Part A funds and two sites funded with RW Part B funds and provides a full range of medical and social support services to HIV-positive individuals in a "one-stop-shopping" environment across the eastern region of Virginia. In 2012, C3ID was awarded RW Part C funding. During 2001, C3ID assumed full responsibility for all underserved and Ryan White eligible patients for the cities of Chesapeake, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach. The HIV clinics previously operated by the Health Departments in these cities were closed for a variety of reasons including a decrease in available funding and a freeze on hiring by the Commonwealth of Virginia. All three clinics were transitioned to operation by C3ID staff in collaboration with health department personnel. C3ID currently provides care for approximately 2,500 people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) at 8 clinical sites in the Hampton Roads area. C3ID not only has its own state-of-the-art medical clinic on the campus of EVMS in Hofheimer Hall, but it also works in collaboration with 7 local health departments and community health centers to provide Primary Medical Care services to individuals living with HIV/AIDS throughout the Eastern Region of Virginia. Six of these clinics are partially funded using Ryan White Part A funds (Chesapeake Health Department, EVMS-C3ID, Olde Towne Medical Center in Williamsburg, Portsmouth Health Department, Sentara Ambulatory Care Clinic, Virginia Beach Health Department) and two sites are funded using Ryan White Part B funds (Gloucester on the Middle Neck and Northampton Health Department on the Eastern Shore). Each clinic is staffed by a team of providers, including a physician, nurse practitioner, clinic nurse, case manager and clerk. Many of the Case Managers, nurses and support personnel available at these sites are through partnerships with the local Health Departments. The program also has opportunities for student involvement, with an Internal Medicine clerkship for M3 students and an elective opportunity for M4 students.

 

    • Administrative Location

    • Main Clinic - Hofheimer Hall
      825 Faifax Avenue
      Norfolk, VA 23507
    • Project Location

    • Southeastern Virginia
    • Project Partner(s)

    • Chesapeake Health Department, Olde Towne Medical Center in Williamsburg, Portsmouth Public Health Department, Sentara Ambulatory Care Clinic, Virginia Beach Health Department, Gloucester Health Department, Northampton Health Department
    • Grant(s)

    • Health Resources and Service Administration - Ryan White Part A, Health Resources and Service Administration - Ryan White Part B, Health Resources and Service Administration - Ryan White Part C
    • Participant Eligibility

    • Faculty, Residents, Physicians, M3, M4
    • Project Categories

    • Community Service, Clinical Service
    • Project Scope

    • Local
    • EVMS Department(s)

    • Internal Medicine
    • Points of Contact