FIGHT News and Announcements

Gopuff donates $25,000 to support Philadelphia FIGHT COVID-19 testing and vaccination programs

June 10, 2021

“Community health organizations like Philadelphia FIGHT have played a huge role in our battle against COVID-19 and in our massive vaccination efforts,” said Philadelphia 1st District Councilmember Mark Squilla. “The Philadelphia FIGHT team has always worked hard to keep our community safe and healthy, and their tireless effort over the past year amid the pandemic…

John Bell Gets a Makeover

March 22, 2021

After years of planning and months of renovation, the John Bell Health Center re-opened to staff and patients on March 22. The redesigned space increases our exam rooms from five to nine, and there is extra space for medical case management, an expanded laboratory, and a touchdown space for staff. Two additional consult rooms, a…

Walter Wallace Jr.

October 27, 2020

Last night Philadelphia police shot and killed Walter Wallace Jr., an African American man with known mental illness who was holding a knife. This happened despite Mr. Wallace’s mother and neighbors trying to tell the police that he was mentally ill, that they knew him and that he would drop the knife. This was an utterly outrageous abuse of power for which there can be no excuse whatsoever.

FIGHT the Flu!

October 14, 2020

 Flu season is upon us! It is important now more than ever to make sure everyone is safe and protected. Philadelphia FIGHT will be giving flu shots to all patients during flu season. If you are interested, please call your provider prior to coming in the office. Jonathan Lax Center: (215) 790 1788 John Bell Health Center: (267)…

John Lewis

July 30, 2020

“Though I am gone, I urge you to
answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe.” – John Lewis

The civil rights leader, activist and Congressman died on July 17, 2020. He wrote an essay before his death, to be published upon the day of his funeral.

The death of Larry Kramer

May 29, 2020

Philadelphia FIGHT mourns the death of Larry Kramer, the most important AIDS activist in the history of the epidemic. Founder of both the Gay Men’s Health Crisis and later ACT UP, the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, Larry was instrumental in the creation not one but both of the gay community’s responses to the AIDS epidemic.

Contact Tracing

April 22, 2020

The process of closely monitoring those who are exposed to an infected person. It includes identifying contacts of the infected person, listing and informing those contacts of the infected person, and following up to check up on contacts’ infection and symptoms.

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