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Welcome to our Ponce De Leon Center
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.
Access to Care
Accessing Grady’s Ponce De Leon Center is simple. We treat individuals who have been diagnosed with HIV. Our services are available to all individuals 25 or younger, regardless of CD4 count or county of residence. Individuals diagnosed with HIV who are over 25 must reside in the 20-county Atlanta Eligible Metropolitan Area and have a CD4 count of less than 200 or an AIDS-defining illness, be a pregnant woman, be a Grady patient, or meet other criteria.
If you are HIV+ and are interested in receiving care at Grady, please call (404) 616-2440 to find out if you are eligible to become a patient.
Keeping Care Safe
ALL patients and visitors must wear a mask covering their mouth and nose, regardless of vaccination status.
Location & Directions
Monday - Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Extended hours on Thursday
Parking is available
- Buses: 2, 99, 102
What We Treat
One of the largest and most comprehensive HIV treatment programs in the nation, the Ponce Center provides care for more than 5,000 thousand men, women, and children. The center partners with many local AIDS service organizations – some housed onsite – to meet the complex needs of patients. The 90,000 square-foot facility offers an extensive range of outpatient and community based services. Learn more about our Infectious Disease Program.
Every hospital treats patients. At Grady, we strive to treat them better, more efficiently, and more effectively. Our mission to care for all who need us attracts HIV/AIDS specialists from across the nation. They are drawn here by the knowledge that we test the limits of medicine by innovating existing standards of care, researching cutting-edge drugs and therapies, and exploring novel treatments.
Our zeal for innovation has given Grady a national reputation for medical advancement in areas like HIV/AIDS, heart disease, cancer, burn, stroke, diabetes, infectious diseases, women’s health, sickle cell, and other conditions cared for by specialists in our centers of excellence. Access to all of these accredited practices is available to every Grady patient and our collegial environment means that specialists routinely help to care for their colleagues’ patients.
Though clinicians are drawn by Grady’s reputation, most are employed by the Emory and Morehouse schools of medicine, which staff our medical services. Grady is one of a handful of U.S. health systems.