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Clinical Care

In January 1994, YRGCARE began to offer a walk-in clinic, and in 1996, South India’s first in-patient facility for medical and psychosocial care, for persons living with HIV. Over 21,000 persons with HIV are registered for care.

Clinical facilities available at YRGCARE

  • Out-patient clinics: Monday-Saturday: 8.00am to 4.00pm
  • 24-hr inpatient facility
  • Surgical Suite
  • Counselling centres
  • Subsidised Drug Centre
  • Helpline: 91 44 3312 5000

The Medical Centre

The YRGCARE Medical Centre is within the VHS Hospital campus in Taramani, Chennai. The VHS is a multi-specialty 500-bed community hospital, Together with Sankara Nethralaya and Ragas Dental College, care for ophthalmic diseases, and oral dental disorders, respectively, are offered onsite at this campus.


Surgical Suite

The Murasoli Maran Foundation gifted a surgical suite to strengthen the prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV, and to offer general surgical procedures for people living with HIV, at VHS-YRGCARE’s Family Health Centre established from a grant from the MAC AIDS Fund.

Counselling Services

A person living with HIV encounters a number of problems and faces several issues as a direct consequence of his or her infection. These include loss of self esteem, recurrent illness, loss of employment or inability to work, loss of housing and loss of family support. Medical interventions are strengthened when supplemented with counselling and support services. To meet the varied needs of a client, YRGCARE provides the following services:

5b.Group Counseling
  • Pre test Counselling
  • Post test Counselling
  • Couple Counselling
  • Family Counselling
  • Matrimonial Counselling
  • Alternate Insemination
  • Antenatal Counselling
  • Nutritional Counselling
  • Adherence Counselling
  • Adherence Counselling
  • End of life Counselling
  • Grief Counselling
  • Helpline

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