Action Wellness

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General Information
Description of AgencyAction Wellness currently serves over 4,000 clients annually through the efforts of over 400 dedicated volunteers and over 100 professional staff. Services are provided at six Action Wellness locations and throughout the community.
MissionAction Wellness is a Philadelphia-based organization committed to helping people living with chronic diseases. Its services include:

medical case management
a range of health screenings including HIV testing
treatment as prevention, and prevention education
supportive housing
volunteer services

Continuing its legacy of providing support and myriad services for individuals living with HIV disease, its Board of Directors, staff and volunteers work together to sustain and enhance the quality of life for the diverse community it serves.
HistoryIn September of 1986, a group of 84 committed volunteers came together to form a community of care to provide services to people affected by AIDS in Philadelphia. In its first year of service, ActionAIDS helped over 100 people diagnosed with AIDS. Since then, thanks to dedicated volunteers, talented staff, generous donors and ongoing support from city, state and federal agencies, ActionAIDS has grown to become one of Pennsylvania’s largest AIDS service organization. ActionAIDS services have expanded over the years and the organization has decided to change its name to more accurately reflect the range of services provided.

We believe our new name, Action Wellness, more accurately captures the full scope of our services. Action Wellness will continue the legacy of providing steadfast support to people living with HIV/AIDS, and will expand to also serve LGBTQ Seniors and people living with chronic diseases. The organization’s focus will continue to be on increasing access to primary health care, while providing practical and emotional support to the clients we are privileged to serve.
LocationPhiladelphia
Geographic AreaPhiladelphia & surrounding counties (Bucks, Chester, Montgomery, Delaware). Pennsylvania. USA.
Public TransportationAccessible using Patco or SEPTA. The closest stop is Jefferson Station on SEPTA.
Facility/ADA AccessAccessible.
Intake ProcedureAnyone struggling with chronic illness or with questions about health and insurance should call our main number and speak with the intake team.
Intake RequirementsGive our intake team a call & we'll be happy to get you set up. Our services are always provided at no cost to the client.
Agency Type501 (c)3, incorporated for 30 years, Non-profit.
 
Client Information
Intended ParticipantsPeople struggling with chronic illness, disease, or conditions. People affected by chronic illness. People living with HIV or AIDS, and people at risk for contracting HIV. Seniors & Elders, LGBTQ, and caregivers. People who need health insurance.
Languages SpokenEnglish, French, Spanish,
EligibilityWe provide services to people struggling with chronic illness, people who need help accessing health insurance, the LGBTQ community, and people who are at risk for contracting HIV. We also extend support to family and friends, and those affected by chronic illness.
 
Availability
Hours of OperationMonday-Friday, 9am-5pm
 
Contact Information
Contact's NameZack Hagert
Contact's PositionIntake Coordinator
Contact's Phone215-981-0088
Contact's Emailzhagert@actionwellness.org
Physical Site Address 11216 Arch Street
Physical Site Address 26th Floor
Physical Site City, State, ZipPhiladelphia, PA 19107
Main Phone215-981-0088
Emergency/After Hours Phone215-981-0088
Fax215-864-6930
Emailinfo@actionwellness.org
Web Addresshttps://www.actionwellness.org/
 
Director Information
Director's NameKevin J. Burns
Director's PositionExecutive Director
Director's Phone215-981-3338
Director's Emailkburns@actionaids.org
 
Additional Information
Facebook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/ActionWellnessPHL/
Twitter Handle@actionwellphl
 
Affiliated Programs and Services
This Agency: Action Wellness
Affiliated Programs: Action Wellness Annex
Action Wellness North/ Casa Nueva Vida
Action Wellness - Philadelphia; Chinatown
Action Wellness West
Affiliated Services: Action Wellness - HIV/AIDS Support Groups
Action Wellness - HIV/AIDS Support Groups - North/ Casa Nueva Vida
Action Wellness - HIV/AIDS Support Groups - West
Action Wellness - HIV Testing, Counseling, and Prevention Services - Annex
Action Wellness - Housing Services
Action Wellness - Housing Services - Annex
Action Wellness - Housing Services - North/ Casa Nueva Vida
Action Wellness - Housing Services - West
Action Wellness - Medical Case Management
Action Wellness - Medical Case Management - Annex
Action Wellness - Medical Case Management - North/ Casa Nueva Vida
Action Wellness - Medical Case Management - West