Programs & Classes
Borinquen Medical Centers offer the following classes and programs:
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is charged with improving the quality and availability of treatment and rehabilitative services in order to reduce illness, death, disability, and the cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illnesses.
Borinquen’s outpatient substance abuse program, STOPP, is committed to helping those struggling with alcohol or drugs take the first step towards recovery. Experienced STOPP counselors will provide an atmosphere conducive to recovery and provide services that include: outreach; individual substance abuse counseling; groups counseling; early recovery skills; relapse prevention; family education; prevention and risk reduction education & counseling; HIV and Hepatitis testing, counseling; linkage to residential treatment facilities, if needed; access to BMC psychiatric services and specialty medical services; and additional community support services, such as housing and employment assistance, with collaboration from our community partners. It is our goal to provide evidence based substance abuse counseling, reduce substance use and make a lasting, positive impact to those we serve.
Are you experiencing symptoms of a mental illness?
Do you need a primary care provider?
Whether you have insurance or not…
Borinquen Medical Center’s B-Care program provides behavioral health and primary care services to anyone over the age of 18 who is diagnosed with a serious mental illness. The integrated services offered include:
- Medical Services / Primary Care
- Psychiatric Services
- Mental Health Counseling
- Medication Management
- Case Management
- Wellness Groups (Smoking Cessation Counseling, Cardiovascular education, Diabetes education, Exercise program and WHAM)
- Nutrition Monitoring and Counseling
- Health Insurance Orientation
Located at 3550 Biscayne Blvd. Suite #710, Miami, FL 33137
Phone: (305)576-6611 Ext. 1801
100 NE 38th St. #5, Miami, FL 33137
(305)576-6611 Ext. 3111, 3112
5040 NW 7th St., Miami, FL 33126
(305)576-6611 Ext. 8131
Targeted Outreach for Pregnant Women Act (TOPWA) was created in 1999 to reach HIV-infected pregnant women or high risk pregnant women who are not receiving services. The TOPWA programs assist under-served women in accessing the medical or social services needed to lower their risk of HIV infection or substance abuse. TOPWA outreach workers go into untraditional venues/locations in high risk communities to identify and enroll HIV-infected or substance-abusing pregnant who have not yet accessed adequate care and treatment.
Borinquen Health Centers facilitate basic health care services to students in 31 public schools. Services include screenings and assessments to follow up care, mental and behavioral health services, nutrition and health counseling, access to a regular primary care physician, emergency first aid/CPR, chronic disease management and primary health services for uninsured students with no other options or access to healthcare.
The Healthy Start Program is an initiative that assures that pregnant women and young children ages 0-3 years in Florida have access to prenatal and child health care and services necessary for mother and infants to have healthier outcomes.
Florida law mandates that all pregnant women be offered the Healthy Start Prenatal Risk Screening at their first prenatal visit and the Healthy Start Infant risk screening before leaving the birthing facility.
To increase awareness of HIV status, CDC established the Expanded Testing Initiative (ETI), under which three programs have been launched. In 2007, CDC implemented PS 07-768 Expanded and Integrated Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Testing for Populations Disproportionately Affected by HIV, Primarily African American. It was followed by PS10-10138: Expanded Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Testing for Disproportionately Affected Populations (2010-2011), which in turn was incorporated into PS12-1201: Comprehensive Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Prevention Programs for Health Departments (2012-2017).
CDC and its partners are pursuing a High-Impact Prevention approach to reducing new HIV infections. By using combinations of scientifically proven, cost-effective, and scalable interventions targeted to the right populations in the right geographic areas, this approach promises to increase the impact of HIV prevention efforts – an essential step in achieving the goals of NHAS.
This approach is designed to maximize the impact of prevention efforts for all Americans at risk for HIV infection, including gay and bisexual men, communities of color, women, injection drug users, transgender women and men and youth.