Founded in 2011 as a center of excellence for the treatment and prevention of HIV, Circle Care Center is Connecticut’s first public health center specializing in LGBTQI+ affirming care and sexual health.
Circle Care Center’s mission is to provide the highest quality medical care to our patients in Connecticut, specializing in primary care for people living with HIV and the LGBTQI+ community, as well as HIV prevention (PrEP & PEP), Hepatitis C, and STI testing and treatment. In 2015, Circle Care Center began offering Gender-Affirming Care and Behavioral Health Services.
Circle Care Center was started with the vision of “Unity in Community.” It opened in Norwalk, CT, along with a specialty pharmacy (Circle Care Center Pharmacy), and was part of the strategy to unite MFAP (lower Fairfield County’s Hepatitis and HIV/AIDS Service Organization) and Triangle Community Center (TCC – Fairfield County’s leading provider of LGBTQI+ programming and resources) together under one roof better to serve the local HIV/AIDS and LGBTQI+ communities.
Circle Care Center was founded on January 1, 2011, as a 501(c)3 non-profit that works to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections and reduce the morbidity and mortality in the developed and developing worlds through treatment, patient advocacy and assistance, and education.
As a nonprofit healthcare provider, any additional revenue generated by the organization is used to subsidize its clinical services and/or granted to other nonprofit organizations in line with the mission of Circle Care Center. Since its founding in 2011, Circle Care Center has made grants totaling more than $6 million to support the work of local, national, and international organizations.
Some of the organizations that have received this support include:
- Triangle Community Center
- MFAP (Mid-Fairfield AIDS Project)
- The Loft LGBTQ Community Center
- New Haven Pride Center
- Lambda Legal
- Beat AIDS Project Zimbabwe
- HIV Equal
- Newlands Clinic Zimbabwe