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Aiken is 1 of 3 HopeHealth Infectious Disease Treatment & Prevention Centers providing clinical care, case management, and community support around Hepatitis C, HIV, STDs, and other infectious diseases.

HopeHealth in Aiken

HopeHealth in Aiken is 1 of 3 Infectious Disease Treatment and Prevention Centers, and is committed to providing infectious disease services to Aiken, Allendale, and Barnwell Counties. The site opened its doors in 2005, providing case management services to individuals living with HIV. The site has since expanded its services to include community education, STI prevention, and Personal Health Clinic. Personal Health Clinic appointments are available to accommodate walk-in STI screenings, Hepatitis C care, PrEP, PEP, and traditional women’s health services such as PAP smears.


Clinical Services

Clinical services consist of medical care and treatment related specifically to a patient’s diagnosis. The clinical staff team includes a medical office assistant, a nurse and a provider. The team meets with patients at least quarterly to assign and review patients’ medications, labs and coordinate any referrals for specialty care services.

  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Prescription management
  • On-site lab services
  • Referrals to specialty care such as eye care, oral care, and pain management
  • Transportation
  • Behavioral Health services
  • STI screenings and treatment
  • PrEP (Pre-exposure Prophylaxis)
  • PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis)
  • Pap Smears
  • Pregnancy Tests

Client Services

HopeHealth offers a range of supportive services for its infectious diseases patients in coordination with their medical treatment, including medical case management. HopeHealth employs a team of medical case managers to serve as coordinators who work directly with the clinical team to manage patients’ medical needs, medication regimens, referrals, and other social services.

HIV/AIDS Medical Case Management

Social Support Services

  • Medication assistance
  • HOPWA – Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS
  • Behavioral interventions
  • Nutrition education
  • Referrals
  • Food bank

Community Services

Community services include HIV/STI and Hepatitis C prevention and education in communities around Aiken, Barnwell and Allendale counties.

Community Services Offered

  • Free HIV and Hepatitis C screenings
  • CDC & SAMHSA-certified behavioral interventions
  • Community Education & Health Fairs

We accept all forms of insurance and provide a sliding fee scale for patients based on income and insurance.

 

Our Providers

Christine L. Gordon, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

Specialties
Family Medicine, Infectious Diseases
Degrees and Certifications
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY, 1990
Master of Science in Nursing and Health Administration, University of Phoenix, 2009
Post Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate, Kaplan University Online, 2015
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Nicole Troutman, LMSW

Specialties
Degrees and Certifications
Master of Social Work, The University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC; Bachelor of Arts in Experimental Psychology, The University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
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As of February 26, a limited supply of the COVID-19 vaccine is available for HopeHealth patients (ages 65 years and older) by appointment only at these locations: Florence, Manning, Kingstree, Timmonsville, Lake City, Greeleyville, and Francis Marion. If you are a HopeHealth patient and 65 years or older, call your HopeHealth provider and request to be placed on the vaccine waiting list. When supplies allow, those on our waitlist will be scheduled at one of these locations. Walk-in vaccinations will not be available. To learn more about qualifications and locations, visit https://scdhec.gov/covid19/covid-19-vaccine or call 1-855-472-3432. We will provide updates daily on this website. Click here for more COVID-19 information.https://www.hope-health.org/community/covid-19/
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