HER TURN Continues to Transform Lives

After being diagnosed with HIV in the early 2000’s (and later with Epilepsy), Samantha struggled with receiving appropriate HIV care while coping with frequent alcohol use and cognitive limitations. A lack of a Primary Care Physician often results in Samantha receiving her care in hospital Emergency Rooms, and she is often forgetful of the medications she is prescribed.

FCA’s HER TURN staff have successfully linked Samantha to vital resources to improve her care. They immediately connected her to Northwell Health’s Infectious Disease unit and to FCA’s Chemical Dependency Program. To ensure Samantha adheres to her medical appointments, HER TURN staff arranged for a care coordinator to assist with Samantha’s transportation and oversee medication management with Stat Specially Pharmacy. Samantha is now surrounded by a supportive team and will be receiving the essential healthcare services that she lacked before enrolling in HER TURN.

 At FCA we respect all who come to us for help – and many are working toward a fresh start in life. So while their stories are true, client names and images may have been changed to protect their privacy. FCA thanks you for understanding.