HIV-Related Services Following Hurricane Harvey
Category: HIV/STD Screening & Treatment
By: Venita Ray, Public Policy Manager
Legacy is here to ensure that the entire community has access to uninterrupted care and treatment after Hurricane Harvey, including people living with HIV.
“If you have lost your HIV meds in the flood, we’re here to help you,” said Legacy’s Dr. Natalie Vanek. “What’s vital is you stay in treatment, even during this difficult time. We’re open and here to help you.”
Legacy’s Montrose clinic at 1415 California Street is open from 8am-5pm and accepting patients on a walk-in basis.
Below we have compiled information from reputable sources relevant to the HIV community in Houston.
Walgreens, located in Legacy’s Montrose clinic, is open for medications. If you have lost your meds during Harvey, the Texas HIV Medication Program can help at 1-800-255-1090.
From the Texas Department of State Health Services: “The Texas HIV Medication Program (THMP) is currently unable to deliver to areas currently affected by Hurricane Harvey. [But] local areas are able to use Emergency Financial Assistance to replace medications that have been lost, damaged, or need to be refilled. Additionally, the Texas State Board of Pharmacies has authorized pharmacies to dispense up to a 30 day supply of medications due to the emergency situation.”
For those participating in the HIV Medication program who have evacuated, you can obtain medication in the area you are now located. THMP will change pharmacies and refill or replace medications for residents of the impacted areas.
Legacy Community Health – open from 8am-5pm
AVE360 – closed until further notice
Thomas Street – closed. Will re-open Tuesday, Sept. 5
St. Hope – will open Friday, Sept. 1st from 10-2pm
Montrose Center – open
Open Specialty Pharmacies (All Walgreens)
#3157 3317 Montrose Blvd. 77006 713-520-777
#4161 8206 HWY 6 77095 281-550-2169 pharmacy open till 5pm
#5834 12445 FM 1960 77065 281-477-3792 Pharmacy open at least till 5pm
#6401 8924 W Sam Houston 77040 832-237-5374 Pharmacy open till at least till 5pm
#7348 8910 Jones Rd 77065 281-955-2480 Pharmacy is open till 5pm
#7381 17150 FM 529 Rd 77095 281-345-9333 Pharmacy is open till 5pm
#3198 7634 Bellaire Blvd 77036 713-774-2180
#5423 1413 Wirt Rd 77055 713-467-4585 Pharmacy open till 5
#6702 3403 Magnum Rd 77092 713-673-8125