The Wellness Center
of South Florida
2921 NE 6th Ave., Wilton Manors, FL 33334

Phone:  954-568-0152  Fax:  954-568-1364
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Local HIV/STD Testing Sites

The Pride Center HIV CONFIDENTIAL RAPID Testing:

2040 N. Dixie Hwy, Wilton Manors, FL 33305

Monday to Friday 10 am-8:30 pm and Saturdays and Sundays 12pm-4:30pm.

Contact: (954) 566-3553 or, for more information.

 Appointments are not required. Walk-ins are always Welcomed.

Locate an HIV Test Site Near You 

Get Information on:  The Importance of Testing.

CDC national STD/HIV hotline numbers:
800-227-8922 or 800-CDC-INFO / 1-800-232-4636 Spanish 800-344-7432

Broward County Health Department
Fort Lauderdale Health Center

2421 A SW 6th Ave
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33315
*Call for Site Info Closest To You & Day / Time Info For Testing At That Location!

FREE STD and Hepatitis Testing - The East Side Men’s Clinic 2421 S.W 6th Ave, Fort Lauderdale FL 33315 is now closed and replaced by:  

Broward Wellness Center
305 S. andrews Ave., #601
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
Walk-In Location Only - No Appointments Necessary!  
Hours Are:
Tu-Fri 12PM-9PM  & Sa 10AM-7PM

For any additional questions please contact one of our counselors at 954-566 3553.

The Clubs Fort Lauderdale: 110 NW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311.
Time: Tuesday 8pm-12pm and Sunday’s 12pm-5pm

Ana G Mendez University: 3520 Enterprise Way, Miramar FL, 33025.
Time Friday’s 10:00am 5:30pm

The Cooperative Feeding Program
Rapid HIV Testing Site at:
1 NW 33rd Terrance, Fort Lauderdale FL 33311.
Phone: (954)792-2328
Hours:  Friday's 9:30AM-12Noon

Latinos Salud Incorporated
2330 Wilton Dr
Wilton Manors, Florida 33305
Free HIV Testing
M-F 11AM-7PM & Sa !0AM-2PM

AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Wilton Manors Out of the Closet Thrift Store

2097 Wilton Dr
Wilton Manors, Florida 33305

New:  AIDS Healthcare Foundation -
Fort Lauderdale Out of the Closet

1785 Sunrise Blvd. , Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33304

Minority Development and Empowerment Incorporated
Fort Lauderdale Office

5225 NW 33rd Ave Bldg 5
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
M-F 8:30AM-5:30PM

Broward House Incorporated
Wilton Manors Client Services

2800 N Andrews Ave
Wilton Manors, Florida 33311


Do you lack health insurance but make too much money to qualify for government assistance? Are your prescription co-payments so high that you can’t afford other basic necessities? This chart lists the patient assistance programs (PAPs) and co-pay programs that may be able to help.

Click here to learn more about HIV patient assistance and co-pay programs.

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Hello Friends,
Everyone needs to know the following things and take action now if it applies:

  1. We have a wonderful licensed insurance agent here at the Wellness Center now.  He is taking on EVERYONE who is HIV and AICP eligible. Hurry, hurry, only until March 31st!!
  2. Anyone who is HIV+ can get FULL health insurance and guess what? WE CAN PAY FOR IT AT THE WELLNESS CENTER! Well, up to $750 per month and almost all of Cliff's policies are coming up LESS THAN YOUR COBRA AND CONVERSION POLICIES.  Is your COBRA finished?
  3. NOT ONLY THAT, but they all include almost all the local docs we all know and love...
  4. If you have a friend who needs insurance, or even if yours is too expensive CALL US 954-568-0152.  
  5. WE ARE COVERING $2,500 in deductibles and $100 per month for med copays!
  6. We will go out of our way to help you!
  7. If you are getting Ryan White Care now this is your chance to keep the doctor but get your own PRIVATE INSURANCE POLICY, you know, don't you want a major medical policy and coverage for NON-HIV meds as well?
JUMP ON THIS ONCE IN A LIFETIME HISTORICAL EVENT!!! Call me, I'll send you to the insurance guy.  He is in the next office. On Wednesdays and Thursdays we will be keeping late hours.

Thanks and have a great day!


Heidi Andrus
Executive Director
The Wellness Center of South Florida
P: 954-568-0152
F: 954-568-1364

WCSF Meetup Fundraising Event

Join Us for an Event Where Giving Won't Just Feel Good, It'll Taste Good Too!

We're having a fundraiser at
California Pizza Kitchen in
Ft. Lauderdale on Tuesday, 3/25/2014 - ALL DAY!
Includes:  Lunch; Dinner; Carry Out

Simply email us at below email to receive fundraiser flyer and bring it anytime for lunch, dinner or carry out orders on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 and give it to your server with your name, phone and email on it for a chance to win free dinner drawing and 20% of your check will be donated to our organization!



The Wellness Center of South Florida (WCSF) is always seeking individual / corporate donations to aide us in our operational overhead or to sponsor our support groups.  You may donate by sending your check directly to WCSF or by clicking on PayPal link above.  Checks may be made to:
Wellness Center of South Florida
and mailed attention to:

Heidi Andrus, Executive Director
Wellness Center of South Florida, Inc.
2921 NE 6th Avenue
Wilton Manors, FL 33334

A licensed 501 (c) (3) organization in the State of Florida.
P:  954-568-0152
F:  954-568-1364

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AbbVie’s investigational triple-combination therapy cured close to 100 percent of people with genotype 1b of hepatitis C in a large Phase III trial.
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The drug Cytoxan is safe and relatively well tolerated and augments the uptake of immune cells genetically engineered to resist HIV.
Napo Loses Lawsuit Against Salix Over Diarrhea Drug 
Napo Pharmaceuticals has lost its lawsuit against Salix Pharmaceuticals, in which the biotech firm accused Salix of deliberately thwarting Fulyzaq, the first drug approved to treat diarrhea resulting from HIV meds.
Young Black Gays in Atlanta Getting HIV at Breakneck Pace 
A staggering 12 percent of young gay black men in Atlanta are contracting HIV each year.
March 05, 2014
Early Trial Raises Hopes of Quarterly PrEP Injections 
An injectable long-acting antiretroviral succeeded in preventing rectal acquisition of SIV, the simian cousin of HIV, among monkeys.
Viral Suppression May Bring HIV Transmission Risk Close to Zero 
Two years into a large study, there were no transmissions between HIV-positive people with a suppressed virus and their HIV-negative partners.
Genetically Modifying Cells to Resist HIV Shows Promise 
A technique for genetically modifying the immune cells of people with HIV to resist the virus has shown promise in an early trial.
A Second Baby Born With HIV Is Now Apparently HIV Negative 
A second baby born with HIV has no evidence of the virus in her body following an aggressive treatment regimen given shortly after birth.
March 04, 2014
Monthly PrEP Injections Show Promise in Female Monkeys 
Monthly injections of the long-acting investigational antiretroviral GSK744 given to pigtail macaques prevented vaginal acquisition of simian HIV.
HIV Rates Fall in Kenya 
Both the number of people living with HIV and the number of new annual infections have fallen in Kenya.
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March 02, 2014
Early Treatment Lowers HIV’s Spread and Benefits Economy 
Early HIV treatment has expanded life expectancies, prevented new HIV cases and saved billions of dollars in skirted life expectancy losses.

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