HIV/AIDS Prevention, Health Care, & Support Services

Waterbury Health Department, One Jefferson Square, 2nd Floor, Waterbury, CT  06706
Office Hours:  8:00 am-4:30 pm -- Walk-ins or by appointment

HIV/AIDS Prevention Program
Samuel Bowens III – HIV Prevention Program 
Telephone:  203-574-6883

HIV/AIDS Health Care & Support Program
Joyce Boone – Health Care & Support Services 
Telephone:  203-574-6994

Torrington Satellite Office:  Located at Trinity Episcopal Church, 220 Prospect Street, Torrington, CT  06790 
Office Hours:  8 am-4 pm or by appointment
Telephone:  860-482-5340

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HIV/AIDS Prevention and HIV/AIDS Health Care & Support Services


 Award Winning Programs
“The goal of our award-winning programs for HIV/AIDS Prevention and HIV/AIDS Health Care & Support Services is to help people be aware of their health status and connected to health care and support services.”  PHOTO, left to right:  Barbara Ligon--OTL counselor, Larry Butler--State Representative 72nd District, Samuel Bowens--Prevention Department Program Coordinator, Ann Galloway-Johnson--OTL counselor, Joyce Boone--Health Care & Support Services Program Coordinator, Jackie Robertson--OTL counselor.

The Waterbury Health Department has more than 30 years experience providing services related to HIV/AIDS prevention and care. When people living with HIV/AIDS achieve the best possible outcomes, they are less likely to transmit HIV infection to others.

Our services include the following specialty areas:

HIV/AIDS Prevention Program Services


  • Free, anonymous and confidential HIV Counseling, (OTL) Outreach, Testing and Linkage
    • Activities designed to increase a client’s knowledge of his/her HIV serostatus; to encourage and support risk reduction; to secure needed referrals for appropriate medical prevention; promote partner counseling; referral services linkage (PCRS); 20-minute Alere HIV-1/2 Ag/Ab Combo Finger Stick test result.
  • Let's talk about PREPWeekly Mobile Health Van Site Visits
    • For weekly schedule, please call the Prevention Program at 203-574-6883.
  • Support Group
    • “The Sisters and Brothers in Unity” HIV Support Group (Waterbury Area).  For those interested, please call the Prevention Program at 203-574-6883.
  • PrEP and PeP Education, Referral and Linkage
  • STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) Education, Screening and Linkage to Treatment
    • Daily Screenings available, results in 5-7 days for:
      • Chlamydia
      • Gonorrhea
      • Hep C
      • Syphilis (Symptom screening & referral only)

    For an appointment, please call the Prevention Program at 203-574-6883.

  • Harm & Risk Reduction / Overdose Prevention, Referral and Linkage
    • For more information about naloxone education and distribution, call 203-574-6883.
  • Home testing kits are available for HIV testing & results in 20 minutes in the privacy of the home.
    • For more information, call the Prevention Program at 203-574-6883


Health Care & Support Services


HIV/AIDS Health Care & Support Services Program


  • Medical Case Management for Individuals Living with HIV/AIDS & Their Families
    • The Medical Case Management staff works with clients and their families to assess their individual needs that results in successful outcomes
    • Funded by the CT Department of Public Health/Ryan White Part B Program
    • Bilingual services available
  • Client Advocacy Services
    • Assistance in receiving health care/health insurance
    • Assistance with basic needs
    • Medical transportation
    • Onsite Food Pantry
    • Assistance with financial entitlement program, financial emergencies, etc. 
    • And much more


Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Getting to Zero CT

Zero New Infections


Getting to ZeroIn 2017, the CT Department of Public Health DPH Commissioner appointed a 23 member commission – including Samuel F. Bowens III, Program Coordinator, Waterbury Health Department Prevention Program – to use a data-driven process to develop a statewide plan with city-specific recommendations on how to end the HIV epidemic in CT. 
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Did you know that?

  • 1 in 880 White women, 1 in 132 White men and 1 in 11 White MSM will contract HIV in a lifetime.
  • 1 in 227 Hispanic women, 1 in 48 Hispanic men and 1 in 4 Hispanic MSM will contract HIV in a life time.
  • 1 in 48 Black women, 1 in 20 Black men and 1 in 2 Black MSM will contract HIV in a life time.





Get Tested2019 Prevention Program Brochure

2019 Prevention Program Brochure

2019 Case Management Brochure

2019 Case Management Brochure

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