Jonathan Lax Treatment Center

Jonathan Lax Treatment Center

Located in the heart of Center City Philadelphia, the Jonathan Lax Treatment Center provides state-of-the-art HIV primary care, regardless of the patient’s insurance status or ability to pay.

About Us

Our team offers compassionate, culturally competent, integrated, patient-centered medical care, and social services to people living with HIV. We see patients from all walks of life and our team of dedicated providers works to address the unique needs of each individual. Our goal is to provide comprehensive care to all patients in a “one-stop-shop: setting.  Inclusivity and respect for the dignity of our patients is at the center of all that we do here at FIGHT. 

Services Provided

We accept all health insurances and all patients who are underinsured or uninsured regardless of their ability to pay. 

  • Same-day and walk-in sick appointments
  • Well-adult care (routine checkups)
  • New patient appointments (within 1 week)
  • Vaccinations 
  • Onsite Blood-work/Lab testing
  • Onsite Community Health Workers, Case Management and Benefits Coordinator
  • Nutritional/Dietician services
  • Form completion: driver’s license, DPW benefits, general assistance and many more.
  • Screening for mental health problems (such as ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, and Autism)
  • HIV care, primary care, family planning, reproductive health services, hepatitis B and C care, and gender-affirming hormone therapy
  • Medication assisted substance abuse treatment (such as Vivitrol and Suboxone)
  • Onsite Pharmacy services including pill packing and adherence counseling
  • Referrals to specialist care
  • Access to cutting edge research studies

Spotlight On

Karam Mounzer, MD

Dr. Mounzer identified two major gaps in the care of patients with HIV/hepatitis C (HCV) co-infection, and the complexity of multidrug-resistant HIV treatment. He is involved with many clinical trials focusing on drug development and better understanding of HIV immunopathogenesis with the Wistar Institute. He is involved in teaching and mentoring fellows, residents and students.

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Dr. Karam Mounzer

Dr. Mario Cruz

Dr. Cruz is a board certified pediatrician who joins Philadelphia FIGHT as the Medical Director for our Pediatrics and Adolescent Health Center. He completed his undergraduate training in Biology and Psychology from Union College, his medical school training at Albany Medical College, his residency training at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, and his Chief Residency at the Albert Einstein Medical Center


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