PARTNERS IN AIDS CARE AND EDUCATION (PACE) Clinic

The PACE Clinic offers individuals, in all stages of HIV infection, state-of-the-art primary care in a friendly and compassionate environment. The Clinic offers a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach to care that includes a comprehensive range of on-site services, from clinical treatment to nutrition and psychotherapy.


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HIV Care and Treatment

The PACE Clinic physicians are recognized leaders in the San Francisco Bay Area in treating HIV. The clinic’s multidisciplinary team approach gives patients care and support in every aspect of their complex treatment and provides outreach and education in the greater community.

The PACE Clinic’s interdisciplinary team includes:

  • Primary Care Physicians

  • Infectious Diseases Subspecialist Physicians

  • Psychiatrist Physician

  • Clinical Nurses

  • Mental Health & Substance Abuse Counselor

  • Health Educator / Treatment Adherence / Outreach

  • Pharmacist

  • Nutritionist

  • Benefits Counselor

  • Medical Social Worker

  • NIH-funded Research Nurses (National Institutes of Health)

Patients work closely with their PACE primary care physician, who uses the patient’s unique history, physical examination findings, lab test results, and patient input to create an individualized treatment plan for all stages of HIV infection.

PACE patients can access the resources of the Santa Clara County Health and Hospital/Valley Medical Center, including a wide variety of specialty care clinics and services. This outstanding public health institution is affiliated with the Stanford University teaching hospital system. Eligible patients have on-site admission to cutting-edge clinical research protocols by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) AIDS Clinical Trials Group, as well as to clinical trials sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry.

The PACE Clinic offers a variety of programs that allow doctors and patients to work together to address the increasing complexity of HIV treatment, as well as the real life challenges of dealing with the disease. A few examples:

  • A treatment adherence and outreach programs that helps patients to successfully follow medication regimens and stay in life-saving care.

  • A monthly Mother/Baby Clinic that provides women and their children access to medical care at the same visit.

  • Clinic services provided in South County to enhance access.



PACE Staff

The PACE Clinic ph​ysicians are recognized leaders in the San Francisco Bay Area in treating HIV. The clinic’s multi-disciplinary team approach gives patients care and support in every aspect of their complex treatment and provides outreach and education in the greater community. PACE Staff​ have ability to provide service in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Italian, with other languages available through Language Services.

Patients work closely with their PACE primary care physician, who uses the patient’s unique history, physical examination findings, lab test results, and patient input to create an individualized treatment plan for all stages of HIV infection.
 



Resources and Education

To be referred into the PACE Clinic, a patient must be HIV infected. Individuals may self-refer or be referred by another physician. The process for Intake includes having appointments with the Social Worker and Benefits Counselor.

The PACE Clinic accepts insurance including MediCal/Medicare and private insurances, as well as coverage for the uninsured under the following programs: Ryan White, ADAP coverage and County of Santa Clara APD.

A number of resources in the community are available to you.

Santa Clara County Public Health Dept./HIV/AIDS Program
(408) 792-5030

Health Trust AIDS Services
(408) 961-9850

Health Legal Services
(408) 293-4790

Project Hired
(408) 557-0880

Billy De Frank
408) 293-3040

Crane Center
(408) 792-3720

CHP (Community Health Partnership)
(408) 556-6605

AACI (Asian Americans for Community Involvement)
(408) 278-4138​​​​​​