Our Mission

The mission of the Jacksonville Planning Council is to provide a means for planning and implementing a coordinated response to the needs of people living with and affected by HIV. This covers a broad spectrum of care and support services ranging from medications and primary medical care to transportation and other basic assistance.

The City of Jacksonville Ryan White Part A administrative staff, in partnership with the Metropolitan Jacksonville Area HIV Health Services Planning Council and the Florida Department of Health offices in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns Counties, coordinates the delivery of these services to 4,500 people with HIV/AIDS and their families.

If you are HIV+ and need services or just want to know what services are available, please contact Mary Martinez at (904) 630-4661. If you are new to the North Florida area, or have recently been diagnosed, you can contact either of the agencies listed below regarding your eligibility and enrollment/re-enrollment in the Ryan White program:


(904) 244-2120
(located at UF Health in Jacksonville – 8th Street at Boulevard)

BCCC Department of Health

(904) 253-1040
(Boulevard Comprehensive Care Center – 515 W. 6th Street)

The Jacksonville Planning Council meets seven times a year (January, February, June, July, October, November, and December) and all meetings are open to the public. We invite you to be a guest at one of our meetings, or consider joining one of the Council’s eight sub-committees. For details on our upcoming meeting, please contact Sandra Sikes at (904) 630-3504 or SSikes@coj.net.

This website is partially funded through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009.

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