Charleston Area Medical Center has been providing compassionate, quality care to individuals infected with HIV/AIDS since the late 1980s.
In 2001, the CAMC Institute received the state's first Ryan White Part C grant from the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Part C grants support early intervention services to individuals infected with the STD known as the HIV virus. CAMC's grant is being used to implement a comprehensive system of outpatient care for individuals in 19 southern West Virginia counties, many of whom are uninsured or underinsured. More than 300 individuals are currently enrolled in the CAMC Ryan White Program and receiving help with health-related, social, psychological, and economic concerns.
The CAMC Ryan White Program is a collaboration between Charleston Area Medical Center, CAMC Institute, and the West Virginia University School of Medicine, Charleston Division.
The CAMC Ryan White Program provides primary outpatient care for adults at the specialty outpatient clinics at CAMC Memorial Hospital. Children are treated at CAMC Women and Children's Hospital.
Free, at-home HIV tests
As a community service, our clinic provides free OraQuick® HIV rapid testing kits, which you can use in the privacy of your home. An oral swab is used for testing and requires no blood. The kits are available every Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come to the CAMC Outpatient Clinic, located on the fourth floor in the CAMC Vascular Center of Excellence, CAMC Memorial Hospital, 3200 MacCorkle Ave. SE, in the Kanawha City section of Charleston, W.Va. Ask for an HIV Home Test Kit at the front desk, and you will receive the kit and instructions in a brown bag to maintain your privacy and confidentiality. From the minute you walk into our clinic, your privacy is protected by law.