Outer Cape Health Services is committed to helping people with HIV maintain and improve their health. We are dedicated to keeping the prevention, treatment and cure of HIV a local and national priority.
Our work centers around the belief that people with HIV and AIDS need to live fulfilling lives. Our role from the beginning is to provide information, access to services, and medical care to allow patients to stay in control of their lives. Our programs are designed to respond to the people we serve and to anticipate their needs.
Our HIV protocols and guidelines reflect the most recent, updated guidelines of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the International AIDS Society, U.S.A.
We collaborate with all healthcare resources on Cape Cod, including AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod, The Foley House, Infectious Disease Clinical Services at Cape Cod Hospital and Mid and Upper Cape Healthcare and the Duffy Center in Hyannis.
Our HIV Team includes both medical and psychosocial support. The team is committed to maintaining a patient-centered focus, ensuring that patients are engaged in their care decisions and in control of the medical and social choices. The HIV Specialty Team includes:
Bill Shay, MD
Matt Abar, PA-C
Amy Wolf, LICSW
In addition, supportive primary care and urgent care is provided by Drs. Levine, Prazak, Newman, Millhofer, Thuraisamy and Mid-Level Practitioners Roderick, O’Toole, Haack, Stewart, and Connors.
The HIV Team refer patients when necessary to our internal Specialty Providers, including Dr. Chris Rowley, our HIV Program Medical Director, and Drs. Panther and Zibrak.
Outer Cape Health services offers comprehensive case management services for patients with chronic problems, including HIV.
Our staff will help you understand the disease process and the impact it is likely to have on your health. We also provide the information you need to help you stay healthy and make sound decisions about your healthcare.
Financial and Social Services
Our Financial Assistance Counselors can enroll you in financial assistance programs for which you may be entitled.
We recognize the profound disruptions that serious illness can bring to individuals and families. We refer patients to in-house and community social services, as well as other professionals who can provide counseling and support to patients and their loved ones.
HIV/STI Prevention and Education
HIV/STI prevention remains the most effective strategy to accomplish one of the most critical tasks – to reduce the spread of HIV disease. In the absence of a cure, prevention initiatives and risk reduction efforts provide opportunities where we can intervene and prevent the spread of resistant infections. The HIV Team provides community education on various topics relating to HIV and STIs. Learn more about HIV Prevention and Education >>
HIV/STI Counseling and Testing
We provide confidential HIV/STI and Hepatitis Counseling, Testing and Support Services. Our goal is to make it easy to get tested, and receive results and counseling.
We offer both rapid HIV testing and traditional laboratory testing. Rapid HIV tests are available in our Provincetown and Wellfleet Health Centers during all hours of operation.
How to Get HIV services
No matter what your age, if you are sexually active, regular HIV testing is recommended. For questions or to schedule an appointment, please contact us at 508-487-9395, TTY 508-487-9414.