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Who we are

Care Resource is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with four (4) locations located in Midtown Miami, Little Havana, Miami Beach, and Fort Lauderdale. We provide compassionate, competent, and committed healthcare and support services to address the full health care needs of our pediatric, adolescent and adult populations.

Our mission

Through education, prevention, research, care and treatment and support services, Care Resource improves upon the health and overall quality of life of our diverse South Florida communities in need.

Services include:

  •  Pediatric care
  •  Dental care
  •  Gynecological care
  •  Podiatry
  •  General adult primary care
  •  Community-based research
  •  Diagnostic laboratories
  •  HIV primary care and health screenings
  •  Immunizations
  •  Voluntary family planning and referrals to obstetrical and other specialty care services.

Support services include:

  • Sliding-Fee scale discount program
  • Case management
  • Outpatient mental health and substance abuse counseling
  • HIV and STI testing
  • Outreach
  • Nutrition

 

 

Our History

1983: Health Crisis Network (HCN) is Born

Health Crisis Network (HCN) is formed to provide a response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic with crisis intervention, social support, and educational programs.

1984: The White Party™ is Born

The White Party™ is formed and becomes the first of Care Resource’s two premier annual community fund-raising events.

1988: AIDS Walk Miami is Born

The South Florida community unites for the first AIDS Walk Miami 5K walk-a-thon fundraiser, becoming the second signature annual community fundraising event.

1989: Community Research Initiative (CRI) is Born

Community Research Initiative (CRI) is founded and pioneers the implementation of community-based clinical trials through its network of physicians across Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. Virtually all of the popular anti-retroviral drugs widely used today have been studied by the health center through its clinical research program.

1998: HCN and CRI merge into Care Resource

Health Crisis Network and Community Research Initiative merge to form Care Resource and become the largest organization serving South Florida’s HIV/AIDs community.

1999: Primary Medical Care Implemented

Primary medical care is implemented with funding from the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program creating a system to rapidly and effectively triage those identified as HIV positive into a comprehensive system for medical care and supportive services.

2002: HIV Primary Medical Care Implemented

HIV primary medical care is implemented at Care Resource in Broward County as a comprehensive system for medical care and supportive services for HIV positive individuals.

2004: Food For Life Network joins Care Resource

Food for Life Network, a food pantry dedicated to feeding men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS since 1987, becomes a subsidiary of Care Resource.

2009: Care Resource Becomes a Federally Qualified Health Center

Care Resource becomes a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) expanding its mission to serve all of South Florida’s diverse communities most in need.

2013: Miami Beach site added as Federally Qualified Health Center

Adds another Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) site in Miami Beach, creating a third location for its outreach and operations to the community. Additionally, the first on-site Care Resource Walgreens Pharmacy opens in Miami Dade and Broward County under the 340B program.

2013: Joint Commission Accredited

The Joint Commission certifies Care Resource as Primary Care Medical Home, a model of care that puts patients at the forefront of care. Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation received from The Joint Commission for the health center’s continued provision of safe, high-quality care and services.

2014: Care Resource Opens facility in Little Havana

Care Resource opens a medical facility in Little Havana serving individuals living in the areas of Little Havana, Shenandoah, Little Gables, North Coral Gables, Historic Coral Way and the City of Miami.

2014: Care Resource Implements Pediatric Care

Care Resource begins providing pediatric care in Miami Dade and Broward Counties to include well-child care; pediatric hearing, vision, and dental care,  immunizations, routine health screenings, adolescent care, and adolescent behavioral health services. Additionally, The White Party fundraiser celebrates its 30th Anniversary.

2016: Joint Commission recognizes Behavioral Health

Care Resource became accredited by The Joint Commission for it’s Behavioral Health (BH), recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.

2017: Care Resource Announces Expansion of it’s Midtown Facility

Care Resource announces a 2-year, multi-million-dollar plan to modernize,  expand and redesign its health center and administrative headquarters at 3510 Biscayne Boulevard.

2017: Care Resource Implements Test and Treat Program

Care Resource Implements the Test and Treat Program, in partnership with the Department of Health of Broward County, to provide same-day access to a doctor and HIV medication to newly diagnosed individuals and those previously diagnosed but who fell out of care.

2018: Care Resource Recognized a Health Center Quality Leader

Care Resource is recognized as a Health Center Quality Leader exceeding national clinical quality benchmarks (including Healthy People 2020 goals) for chronic disease management and preventive care. Additionally, AIDS Walk Miami enters its 30th year.

2018: Care Resource Recognized as Center of Excellence

Care Resource is recognized as a Center of Excellence for LGBT Care by the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) in policies and practices related to the equity and inclusion of LGBTQ patients, visitors and employees. Additionally, Care Resource implements the Test and Treat Rapid Access Program in Miami-Dade County, in partnership with the local Health Department.

2019: Care Resource Breaks Ground on Midtown Facility

On Tuesday, June 18, 2019, the City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez and Commissioner Ken Russell officiate over the groundbreaking ceremony transforming Care Resource’s existing 22,000 square foot two-story building into a 55,000 square foot, seven-story state-of-the-art community health center.

2020: Adapting Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Care Resource maintains quality services, enhances access to healthcare, and protects patients and staff via expansion of telehealth services and onsite safety measures in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Emergency Assistance Fund established for emergency needs of patients during COVID-19 global pandemic, including food vouchers, rental and mortgage assistance, and at-home HIV testing.

2021: Midtown Miami Health Center Reopens

Care Resource’s renovated and expanded Midtown Miami Health Center reopens, bringing innovative, integrated, and high-quality healthcare to historically underinvested or underrepresented communities throughout Miami-Dade County.

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