The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) announces that the Whitmarsh Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Clinic located at 557 Broad Street in Providence will be closing as of June 30, 2011. For years, the Whitmarsh Clinic has been funded by HEALTH and managed by the Providence Community Health Centers (PCHC). This funding will end due to cuts in the state budget, and consequently, the Whitmarsh Clinic will close. The clinic offered screening and treatment services for sexually transmitted diseases.
HEALTH and PCHC have been working cooperatively on a patient care transition plan so that current Whitmarsh Clinic patients can continue to receive treatment services. HEALTH is hosting a Community Information Session on Tuesday, June 28 at 8:30 a.m. in the Department of Health auditorium, on the Cannon Building’s lower level, to discuss the plan and get input from provider and community stake holders. This session is open to the public.
Any current or past Whitmarsh Clinic patient who would like to request a copy of his or her medical record should call Providence Community Health Centers at 444-0400, extension 3136.