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Good news, San Antonio! Kind Clinic is now accepting new patients in the greater San Antonio area through TeleKind, our telehealth service that connects individuals to a Kind Clinic provider through secure two-way video or phone call. Kind Clinic is a program of Texas Health Action (THA) that delivers comprehensive sexual health services to all, regardless of race, creed, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or ability to pay.

 

THA opened San Antonio’s first stand-alone Kind Clinic in March, providing access to HIV prevention medication for PrEP and PEP, care for people living with HIV, STI testing and treatment, and gender-affirming care.

 

“As we all follow physical distancing guidance and safety protocols, we will continue to provide quality care, free of judgement and stigma in the comfort of peoples’ homes virtually through TeleKind. We’re proud of our frontline medical providers who understand the unique needs of the LGBTQIA+ community and continue to innovate to bring uninterrupted care to the community,” Christopher Hamilton, chief executive officer of THA, said. Hamilton added, “We look forward to celebrating the official opening of Kind Clinic San Antonio with a community ribbon cutting once it is safe to do so.”

 

Through TeleKind, new and current patients will also have access to Kind Clinic patient advocates who are dedicated to removing barriers related to receiving comprehensive sexual healthcare.

 

“People are facing many challenges during this time, and our advocate team is here to help new and current patients, in either English or Spanish, navigate potential barriers to care,” Yvonne Venegas, Kind Clinic San Antonio Clinic Administrator, said. “Those who can’t afford access to comprehensive sexual healthcare and medication may receive financial assistance through our Kind Patient Assistance Program.”

 

A telehealth visit may also be conducted via phone for patients without access to a smart phone or computer with a web camera.

 

The new 5,736-square-foot clinic in San Antonio continues to fulfill essential lab and clinic functions with ample space for patient physical distancing as needed. In-person appointments are limited to lab draws and follow-up exams as ordered by a Kind Clinic provider. All patients are screened prior to entering the clinic. Patients picking up medications for treatments may choose to receive their medication from clinic staff in front of the facility, through a local pharmacy, or by mail. Other safety protocol updates will be shared on Kind Clinic’s website at www.kindclinic.org.

 

Call us today to make your TeleKind appointment at 1-833-WE-R-KIND (1-833-937-5463).

 

Kind Clinic will also add drop-in STI testing hours beginning on Monday, April 27th on a first come, first served basis for new and existing patients. Patients will register at the clinic, return to their vehicle and will receive text updates for estimated wait and drop-in times. Kind Clinic will not be able to test patients with any COVID-19 symptoms. All patients must wear a mask for appointments and will be screened upon entry to the clinic for symptoms and temperature.

 

Drop-in STI testing hours for San Antonio, beginning on April 27, are as follows:

Monday
10 a.m.—12 p.m. and 12:30.— 4 p.m.

Tuesday
10 a.m.—12 p.m. and 12:30— 4 p.m.

Wednesday
11:30 a.m.—2:30 p.m. and 3—6 p.m.

Thursday
10 a.m.—12 p.m. and 12:30— 4 p.m.

Friday
10 a.m.—12 p.m. and 12:30— 4 p.m.

 

Kind Clinic San Antonio is located at 730 Isom Road and serves patients Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9 a.m.–noon and 1–5 p.m.; and Wednesday 11 a.m.–3 p.m. and 4–7 p.m.

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