CREW HEALTH GOOD NEWS ROUNDUP
ORLANDO, Fla. (April 8, 2021) – Crew Health, Inc., the Orlando-based primary care and infectious disease clinic that specializes in reducing sexually transmitted infections and serving the LGBTQ+ community, has kicked off 2021 on a high note with fresh goals and positive accomplishments already met after the first quarter and ambitious goals for the rest of the year.
Since January, the clinic has administered 350+ HIV tests in the community, 125 of which resulted in the patient starting PrEP medication. With sights set on an even bigger second quarter, Crew Health’s outreach team has a goal of completing 450 more tests and starting 200 more patients on PrEP before July 1, 2021, ensuring that the risk of exposure to HIV in the community is lower than ever.
A significant part of what will make the realization of this goal possible, is the launch of Crew Health’s mobile testing unit, slated to open by the end of May. The mobile unit will help the team reach new communities. In addition to the mobile unit, Crew Health is planning a larger mobile unit later this year that will allow for treatment and other services, including testing and behavioral health. These mobile units are made possible through generous donations from partners like Freedom Boat Club.
Crew Health is also excited to announce that its once ARNP, Amber Siegel, has become a doctor. Siegel received her Doctor of Nursing Practice at Duke University. In addition to Siegel, Crew Health’s team includes individuals such as Dr. Anjum Mobin, an in-house psychiatrist who specializes in psychological and emotional issues, and Dr. Sandra Lechin, a licensed psychologist with more than 10 years of experience with both inpatient and outpatient services, who both work within our Behavioral Health team.
Crew Health Inc. has also welcomed on-board other new members of staff since January, including new medical assistant Gessenia, administrative staff Suleika and LuAnn as well as Dorothy who looks after our accounts team. We also have Ivan who is our newest HIV/STI Counselor. In addition to our new members, there have also been some staff movements, including Margaret, who is now our office manager and Solitaire who in addition to heading our marketing department has also moved into our development team which now also includes Holly. More information about these members of the team can be found on our website.
“This is a very exciting time at Crew Health,” said John Tatum, chief operating officer. “As COVID-19 vaccinations become more available, it is becoming easier to get back into the communities that we serve and offer testing and essential care to our patients. We have extremely ambitious goals for this year, and through community events, partnerships, and expanding our high-quality patient care, we will continue to be a much-needed resource in Central Florida and beyond."
About Crew Health:
Crew Health, Inc. is a 501c-3 nonprofit healthcare organization dedicated to providing free, top-notch medical care and case management with a focus on the LGBTQ+ community. Based in Orlando, Florida, the organization’s in-house team is working toward its vision of ending HIV, disparity, and discrimination in the community. For information on Crew Health’s services, including free testing, visit CrewHealth.org or contact Hello@CrewHealth.org.
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