There are 3 major medical centers and many smaller clinics where one can receive HIV care in Greater Cleveland. Positive Peers was created by The MetroHealth System, where nearly 1,800 people living with HIV receive their care. MetroHealth offers support groups and additional services through Compass Services, a program generously supported by the DBJ Foundation and Ryan White Part A. Call (216) 778-8305 to schedule a new patient appointment. 

HIV/AIDS Hotlines

  • Idaho HIV/AIDS Hotline

    In Idaho: 1-800-232-4636
    In Idaho TTY: 1-888-232-6348

  • West Virginia HIV/AIDS Hotline

    phone: (800) 642-8244

    In West Virginia: (800) 642-8244

  • Arkansas Department of Health

    phone: (800) 462-0599

    Alternative: 

    (800) 661-2169

  • Virginia HIV/AIDS Hotline

    In Ohio: (800) 332-2437
    In Ohio TTY/TDD: (800) 750-0750

  • Nebraska HIV/AIDS Hotline 

    phone: (800) 232-4636

    HIV/AIDS Hotline 
    In Nebraska: (800) 232-4636

  • Massachusettes HIV/AIDS Hotline

    AIDS Hotline
    In Massachusetts: (800) 235-2331
    Hepatitis C Hotline: (888) 443-4372
    Outside of Massachusetts: (617) 536-7733
    TTY/TDD: (617) 437-1672
    TTY: (617) 450-1427
    Monday through Friday, 9 am to 9 pm, Saturday 10 am to 2 pm
    Spanish spoken.

  • New York HIV/AIDS Hotline

    In New York: (800) 541-2437

    New York State Counseling Hotline
    In New York: (800) 872-2777
    Deaf and Hearing Impaired/TDD: (800) 369-2437
    Voice callers should use NY Relay: 711 or 1(800) 421-1220 and ask for 1(800) 541-2437

  • Rhode Island HIV/AIDS Hotline

    phone: (401) 222-2320

    HIV/AIDS Hotline (8:30AM – 4:30 PM)
    Health Department: (401) 222-2320

  • Iowa HIV/AIDS Hotline

    CDC Info Network: (800) 232-4636
    HIV/AIDS Info Service: (800) 448-0440
    HIV Health Info Line: (866) 448-4636

  • South Dakota HIV/AIDS Hotline

    In South Dakota: (800) 592-1861
    Health Department: (605) 773-3737

  • Pennsylvania HIV/AIDS Hotline

    In Pennsylvania: (800) 662-6080
    Health Department: (717) 783-0572

  • Louisiana HIV/Aids Hotline

    HIV/AIDS Hotline 
    In Louisiana: (800) 992-4379
    In Louisiana: (504) 821-6050
    In Louisiana TDD: (877) 566-9448
    Hours of service: Monday – Friday 10 am – 8 pm, Saturday 10 am – 4 pm

  • Maine HIV/AIDS Hotline

    phone: (800) 851-2437

    HIV/AIDS Hotline 
    In Maine: (800) 851-2437

  • Missouri HIV/AIDS Hotline

    phone: (573) 751-6439

    Bureau of HIV, STD, and Hepatitis
    In Missouri: (573) 751-6439

  • Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part B/AIDS Drug Assistance Program

  • Ohio HIV/AIDS Hotline

    In Ohio: (800) 332-2437
    In Ohio TTY/TDD: (800) 750-0750

Additional Help: Aid, Assistances, and Charities

HIV Clinic

Addiction

Medical Case Management Providers

PrEP Clinics

Community Planning / Advocacy

Support Groups

  • Taco Tuesday Group at MetroHealth

    2500 MetroHealth Drive, Cleveland, OH 44109

    phone: phone: (216) 778-4051

    1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month from 5:00 – 7:00 pm
    For 16-30-year-olds living with HIV, dinner provided

    MetroHealth Medical Center – Dermatology Clinic lobby (next to ID clinic)
    Host: Jen McMillen Smith

  • 50++ Support Group

    2500 MetroHealth Drive, Cleveland, OH 44109

    phone: (216) 778-4051

    1st Fridays from 12 – 1:30 pm
    For anyone 50 years old and better living with HIV/AIDS, lunch provided
    MetroHealth Medical Center – Rooms vary – go to social work to check
    Host: Jen McMillen Smith

  • Knit Squad

    2500 MetroHealth Drive, Cleveland, OH 44109

    phone: (216) 778-4051

    Thursdays from 1 – 2:30 pm
    For anyone living with HIV/AIDS who wants to learn to knit. All materials (yarn, knitting needles, etc) provided. No experience necessary.

    MetroHealth Medical Center – C-elevators to 7th floor Greenhouse
    Host: Jen McMillen Smith

  • Meet UP – socialize and play games

    St. Augustine Manor, 7801 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44102

    1:30 – 3pm on Tuesdays

  • Life Skills – Cleveland

    St. Augustine Manor, 7801 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44102

    phone: (216) 939-7672

    1:00 – 2:00 pm on 2nd and 4th Fridays
    Host: Fiona Allen

  • MetroHealth Medical Center – Grupo de apoyo de habla espanola

    Marielee Santiago

    R-175: 2500 MetroHealth Drive, Cleveland, OH 44109

    phone: (216) 778-5755

    last Thursday of every month (último jueves de cada mes) 12-1:30 pm

    Grupo de apoyo de habla espanola
    Lunch provided by Cafe con Leche
    Last Thursday of every month (último jueves de cada mes
    12-1:30 pm

  • MetroHealth Medical Center Support Group T4C (Thinking for Change)

    Scott Sabiers

    R-176: 2500 MetroHealth Drive, Cleveland, OH 44109

    phone: (216) 778-3112

    (for anyone living with HIV/AIDS who thinks they might have a problem with drugs and/or alcohol)

    every Tuesday 2-3:30 pm

  • 18-30 Group

    MetroHealth Medical Center – 18-30 Support Group

    R-176: 2500 MetroHealth Drive, Cleveland, OH 44109

    phone: (216) 778-4051

    2nd Tuesday of every month, 12-1:30 pm

    18-30 Group for anyone between 18-30 years old living with HIV/AIDS
    Lunch provided

    Hosted by Jen McMillen Smith
    2nd Tuesday of every month, 12-1:30 pm

  • Open Support Group

    Open Support Group for anyone living with HIV/AIDS at MetroHealth Medical Center

    Jen McMillen Smith

    MetroHealth Medical Center – Room R172 g/h: 2500 MetroHealth Drive, Cleveland, OH 44109

    phone: (216) 778-4051

    Host: Jen McMillen Smith
    1st and 3rd Mondays of every month 1-2:30 pm
    Lunch provided.

  • Women Only Wednesdays at MetroHealth Medical Center

    MetroHealth Medical Center – Room R176, 2500 MetroHealth Drive, Cleveland, OH 44109

    phone: (216) 778-4051

    2nd Wednesday of every month 12-1:30 pm
    For women living with HIV/AIDS (lunch provided)

  • Women’s Support Group – AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland

    Naimah O'Neal

    2829 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115

    phone: (216) 374-3980

    Every Tuesday 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m

    Support Group for women living with HIV/AIDS only

    Meets Every Tuesday
    11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m

    Host: Kimberlin

  • The Spill

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    Michele Princeton-White

    2829 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115

    phone: (216) 621-0766

    Every Monday, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

    for men and women living with HIV/AIDS

  • Men’s Support Group – AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland

    Brian Scott

    2829 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115

    phone: (216) 621-0766 x2934

    For men living with HIV/AIDS only
    Every Wednesday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Host:
    Brian Scott

  • HIV Support Group

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    Alissa Wible

    2390 E. 79 St, Cleveland, OH 44104

    phone: (216) 444-2765

    Every 3rd Thursday (dinner provided) 5:00 to 6:30 pm

    for people living with HIV/AIDS

  • Open support group for all HIV+ veterans

    Open support group for all HIV+ veterans

    Suzanne Smith

    10701 East Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44106

    phone: (216) 791-3800

    Every Wednesday (bagged lunch provided) 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

    Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
    Every Wednesday 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
    Bagged lunch provided.

    Hosts: Erin Lea, PhD x62936 or Cindy Bradford x64788

  • Serenity Circle

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    Andrew Rosenlund

    4269 Pearl Rd, Cleveland, OH 44109

    phone: (216) 431-4131 x2520

    1 PM every Wednesday.

    For people living with HIV/AIDS who are trying to stay sober.

  • Sisters in Unity

    Women’s Group – University Hospitals Case Medical Center

    Isabel Hilliard

    2061 Cornell Rd., Foley #111, Room 306, Cleveland, OH 44106

    phone: (216) 844-7892

    2:00 to 4:00 p.m. 4th Tuesday of every month.

    For females 25 and older living with HIV/AIDS.
    2:00 to 4:00 p.m., 3rd Tuesday of every month.

    Hosts: Isabel Hilliard, or (216) 844-5316 Liz Habat

  • Men's Group

    Men’s Group – University Hospitals Case Medical Center

    Michael Morgan

    2061 Cornell Rd., Foley #111, Room 306, Cleveland, OH 44106

    phone: (216) 844-2653

    3:30 to 5:00 p.m.  4th Monday of every month.

    For men living with HIV/AIDS.

  • The Free Zone

    The Free Zone Support Group – University Hospitals Case Medical Center

    Bob Bucklew

    2061 Cornell Rd., Foley #111, Room 306, Cleveland, OH 44106

    phone: (216) 844-2247

    6:00 to 7:30 p.m. 3rd Tuesday of every month.

    6:00 to 7:30 p.m. 3rd Tuesday of every month.
    Peer-led Dinner / Socialization for all people living with HIV/AIDS.
    University Hospitals Case Medical Center
    Host: Bob Bucklew

  • Youth Group

    Youth Group – University Hospitals Case Medical Center

    Renessa Banks

    2061 Cornell Rd., Foley #111, Room 306, Cleveland, OH 44106

    phone: (216) 844-5316

    1-3 pm, 2nd Tuesday of every month.

    For positive youth 18-24 years old living with HIV/AIDS.
    1-3 pm, 2nd Tuesday of every month.

  • Club 95 – Support Group at Ursuline Piazza, Cleveland

    St. Augustine Manor, 7801 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44102

    phone: (216) 634-7436

    website: http://www.ursulinepiazza.org

    Open to anyone living with HIV/AIDS (lunch provided).
    Host: Sister Susan Zion
    12-1:30 pm, l
    ast Thursday of every month

Clothing

  • Twice Blessed Store @ Nehemian

    Twice Blessed Store at Nehamiah Mission

    Clothing at lower costs

    6515 Bridge Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44102

    phone: 216-295-5684

    website: http://www.rrumc.org/twice-blessed.html

    Saturdays from – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Saturdays from – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Needs Cleveland

    Provides free clothing; no appointment necessary, no income or residency requirements.

    7710 Lorain Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44102

    website: http://needscleveland.org/

    Open to the public Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:30-2:30

    Provides free clothing; no appointment necessary, no income or residency requirements.
    Open to the public Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:30-2:30

Free HIV Testing

Food Pantries

Housing

Furniture

LGBTQI-Affirming Clinics

Mental Health

Registered Nurses

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Utility Assistance