Who We Are

GO CARE was founded in 1988 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation in response to the global HIV/AIDS epidemic. Our original mission was for the provision of prevention, education, and direct services to stop the spread of HIV and to assist people living with HIV/AIDS.

In June 2015, GO CARE opened the doors to its own in-house clinic for the provision of medical services to individuals living with HIV. Since that time, GO CARE has gained a reputation for providing high-quality healthcare for people living with HIV, as well as for gay, bisexual, and transgender people.

In a series of strategic planning sessions in the Fall of 2016, GO CARE’s administration and board decided to begin the bold journey of expanding the organization’s mission, vision, and scope of services to include general healthcare geared toward people who are LGBTQ and for those who wish to receive their healthcare in an environment that is open to and affirming of all individuals.

This new endeavor allows GO CARE to provide an environment where people can speak with a medical provider candidly and freely regarding their general healthcare issues, as well as issues including gender identity, gender expression, sexual activity, sexual identity, or any other factors relevant to the LGBTQ community. We want to be an affirming place where individuals can come to openly communicate with their healthcare provider so they can be given the highest level of care and so we can work together in Moving Health Forward.

Funding Partners

GO CARE receives grant funds from our funding partners below, as well as private donations, to help make our mission and vision a reality. If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution to our organization, please click “Donate” at the top of our web page!

Broadway Cares Equality Fights AIDS HRSA Louisiana Department of Health Northeast Delta Human Services Authority

Our Mission

To provide affirming, comprehensive, accessible, and high-quality healthcare and supportive services for people in an inclusive setting, with particular emphasis on people who are LGBTQ and people living with HIV.

Our Vision

To become the premier source of healthcare and supportive services in the region for LGBTQ people, for people living with HIV, and for people who wish to receive their healthcare in an inclusive setting.

Our Values

  • We believe a healthy body, a healthy mind, and a healthy life work together to move healthcare forward.
  • We fight to reduce stigma.
  • We respect the dignity of our patients and treat everyone humanely, respectfully, and professionally.
  • We create an environment that is friendly, welcoming, and collaborative.
  • We strive for high quality leading-edge care.
  • We take a holistic and collaborative approach to HIV and STI education, prevention, treatment, and care.
  • We support the independent functioning and autonomy of our patients.
  • We know that every person is deserving of good health and well-being.
  • We are sensitive to the cultural and societal factors that affect our patients’ access to care.