Pensacola News Journal (04.16.12) - Thursday, April 19, 2012
The OASIS Community Center, a free HIV testing facility, has
expanded its scope of services and changed its name and staff
to reflect a broader mission. The Pensacola CARE (Compassion,
Awareness, Resources, Equality) Center now provides HIV/AIDS
outreach, testing, education/prevention, resource referrals,
Patrick Rogers, who recently started as the center's executive
director, said new personnel will build relationships with
Pensacola's community leaders "to bring awareness, facilitate
prevention, foster education, and provide care regarding
The center is located at 317 N. Spring St. It is a project of
OASIS, which offers HIV/AIDS services in Escambia, Santa Rosa,
Okaloosa and Walton counties. Pensacola CARE Center is funded
by the Elton John AIDS Foundation, the Red Ribbon Charitable
Foundation and money raised locally.
Free HIV testing is available 2-7 p.m. Mondays, 1-6 p.m.
Tuesdays-Fridays, and by appointment. Pensacola CARES Center
hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Mondays and 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Tuesdays-Fridays. For more information, telephone 850-429-