Authorization of Treatment
Service Chief: Dr. Wendy Armstrong
The Ponce De Leon Center is one of the largest, most comprehensive facilities dedicated to the treatment of advanced HIV/AIDS in the United States. Founded in 1986, the Ponce Center and its onsite affiliates provide various medical and support services to approximately 5000 eligible men, women, adolescents, and children living with HIV/AIDS.
The Ponce Center integrates primary internal medicine and Infectious Disease subspecialty care in the Main, Family and Transition Clinics. Staffed by doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, nurses and more than 100 interagency staff. Our care teams seamlessly provide onsite medical, support and community services.
To qualify for care in the Ponce Center, adult referrals must have a previous AIDS diagnosis and/or a Nadir CD4 count below 200. Pediatric and adolescent patients have no such restrictions.
Primary medical care for men, women, adolescents, and children living with HIV/AIDS. Transition centers for HIV-infected individuals with <200 CD4 cells. Subspecialty care in Dermatology, Hepatitis C, Mental Health/Substance Abuse Treatment, Ophthalmology, and Oral Health. Case management, adherence counseling, nutrition, on-site radiology, laboratory, pharmacy, and peer counseling.
Pharmacy, Lab, X-Ray, Dental services