S.T.A.R.T. Program (Screening, Treatment and Risk Reduction for Teens)

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S.T.A.R.T. offers a full range of health care and social services provided by doctors, nurses, medical assistants and social workers who specialize in the care of young people, aged 12 to 29.

Primary Medical Care

The S.T.A.R.T. Program is headed by a team of doctors that know about the care and treatment of HIV in adolescents and young adults. All primary medical needs are managed including regular wellness visits, medical diagnosis, lab work, medication, and medical and dental referrals. A medical assistant complete the medical team.

Medical Case Management

The S.T.A.R.T. Program also provides comprehensive Medical Case Management services. This includes treatment adherence counseling, assistance with medical insurance and prescription drug applications, food, transportation, counseling, community-based referrals, and other social service support.

Mental Health Services

Clients have access to a licensed clinician who will provide individual and couples therapy as well as group sessions.  Psychiatric referrals are provided when necessary.

Coordination of Care

The S.T.A.R.T. Program is a component of a system of client-centered health care that includes, mental health counseling, outreach services, housing assistance, prevention case management (health education / risk reduction), support groups, treatment adherence counseling, and education and employment counseling through the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine (DAYAM).


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