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Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice

COVID Vaccinations and COVID Boosters

The CDC recommends COVID vaccinations and COVID boosters for all individuals of age. The Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice is not a COVID vaccination center, nor are we a COVID testing site. For a list of local COVID testing and vaccination sites, please visit or

In Person Visits

The Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice is offering in-person visits by scheduled appointments only. There will be no walk-in visits and we will continue to offer telemedicine. We can provide same-day appointments via telemedicine, as a convenient way for you to see our providers virtually during this time. During the coronavirus pandemic, the Partnership has been preparing for your in-person care to make sure you will have a safe visit.

Your health care and safety are our priority. Visits to our office are by appointment only; there will be no walk-in visits during this time.

We have taken extra precautions to make sure you will be protected when you return to the office to see us for your visits.

  • All Partnership providers and staff wear personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure your safety.
  • You will be guided through the space by staff and providers to ensure less close contact with others.
  • For your protection and the protection of others, and to help slow the spread of the virus, please wear a mask.
  • The Partnership is taking all steps to clean and sanitize surfaces and ensure a healthy environment for your visit.

If you have any questions regarding your care, please call 215.762.2530

HIV Care Then and Now at the Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice

Marla Gold, MD, and Elliot Goodenough, MD, PhD, reflect on HIV care when the Partnership was created in 1993 and how HIV medicine and treatment is now. Read more.

About the Coronavirus

If you are sick with fever, cough or runny nose please call before coming in to the Partnership. We want to help you and your community stay healthy. We will discuss with you if you need to be seen in our office, or can stay home and talk to a doctor by phone. You may also be able to have a video visit with your doctor.

If you are experiencing life threatening symptoms, call 9-1-1 or go to the emergency room.

For 80% of people, a coronavirus (COVID-19) infection is mild and similar to a cold. There are no medications available to treat mild disease. Learn more about Drexel's Response to Coronavirus.

Learn more about COVID-19 resources from the Partnership.


Download Telemedicine Meeting Instructions

People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to isolate at home during their illness. You should restrict activities outside your home, except for getting medical care. Do not go to work, school or public areas. Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing or taxis.

We are offering telemedicine visits. These will allow your doctor to evaluate and treat you without your having to come in. Please call and ask if your next visit can be done by video. Download telemedicine meeting instructions.

Caring for Philadelphia for 25 Years

Partnering to Enhance Quality of Life

The Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice (the Partnership), an HIV treatment office, enhances the quality of life for people with HIV/AIDS in Philadelphia. The Partnership provides comprehensive HIV care to all individuals regardless of their ability to pay. We are the largest HIV care center in the Philadelphia region, and we provide patients with convenient access to needed services, including our satellite practice at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.

HIV specialists at the Partnership are skilled in managing HIV, as well as a patient's other conditions, such as diabetes and hepatitis C. The Partnership's staff is sensitive to treating patients with diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. The bilingual staff is also sensitive to diversity of race, ethnicity and religion.

Services Offered by the Partnership

Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice News

Meet Rachel Fox, PA-C MHS AAHIVS

"I knew from a young age that I wanted to work in the medical field and after learning about the history of physician assistants, I immediately felt connected to the mission of the profession. The whole purpose of the PA is to provide medical care in underserved areas." Read more.

Meet Elliot Goodenough, MD, PhD

Elliot Goodenough, MD, PhD, is board certified in family medicine, and practices at Drexel's Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice. They have a clinical interest in the compassionate care of people living with HIV and/or hepatitis C, LGBQ and transgender people, and people with substance use disorder. Read more.

2020 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment

Amy Althoff, Rhonda Ferguson, Taneesa Franks, Justin Shilling, Akshata Yalvigi and Zsofi Szep authored the abstract "Addressing No Shows 'With an Effort to Retain (ANSWER): A Pilot Study;' 15858," which was accepted as an oral session during the 2020 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment, August 11-14, 2020.

Shara Epstein, MD, answers a question at the College of Nursing and Health Professions event as Deborah Clegg, PhD, pictured left, and Merritt Brockman, DHA, seated in the center, look on. Photo courtesy Craig Schlanser.

Shara Epstein, MD, answers a question at the College of Nursing and Health Professions event as Deborah Clegg, PhD, pictured left, and Merritt Brockman, DHA, seated in the center, look on. Photo courtesy Craig Schlanser.

Drexel Panels Address COVID-19 Best Practices

On March 10, Drexel University hosted two separate panels on COVID-19 during which Drexel experts discussed how health care professionals and the general public can protect themselves, their families and their patients in the time of the new coronavirus. Read more.

Free HIV tests for National HIV Testing Day

Free HIV tests for National HIV Testing Day

June 27, 2019, was National HIV Testing Day. Drexel joined the Free Library of Philadelphia, Congreso and One Day at a Time to provide free HIV testing at ten library locations. See ABC6 coverage of the event.

The information on these pages is provided for general information only and should not be used for diagnosis or treatment, or as a substitute for consultation with a physician or health care professional. If you have specific questions or concerns about your health, you should consult your health care professional.

The images being used are for illustrative purposes only; any person depicted is a model.

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