Change is constant and inevitable. As time passes, we grow older by the second and change occurs in every atom and molecule of our bodies. Similar to our bodies, every organization is a living entity: growing, getting older, changing. Change within an organization brings new vision, goals, techniques, and individuals. These are individuals who are committed to changing the community for the better and to decrease the prevalence of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), the Hepatitis-C Virus (HCV), and other sexually transmitted infections (STI’s).
Norwegian American Hospital houses the Integrated PASEO program. Monday through Friday, between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM, Integrated PASEO offers free testing to individuals for HIV, HCV, and STI’s. Integrated PASEO also offers free testing to any individual at the Garfield Park Community Center (located at ’10 s. Kedzie’), Monday through Friday, at anytime between 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM. For anyone who screens positive, a referral is made for treatment; any individual who screens positive for substance abuse and/or Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are allowed to participate in the free “Seeking Safety” Counseling Program. All services and resources are free to any individuals who are interested to participate.