Who We Are

GO CARE is a private, non-profit community-based organization that was founded in 1988 with an original mission of providing prevention, education, and direct services to stop the spread of HIV and to assist people living with HIV.

In June 2015, we opened the doors to our own clinic. Initially, we provided medical services exclusively to people living with HIV. However, over time we’ve gained a reputation for providing high-quality healthcare in an affirming and inclusive environment not only for people living with HIV, but also for LGBTQ people and the broader population in our area who wish to receive their healthcare in our unique setting.

Our affirming and inclusive setting allows people to 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 a person’s overall well-being. We strive to be the 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 a particular emphasis on people who are low-income and medically underserved, people who are LGBTQ, and people living with HIV.

Our Vision

To become the provider of choice for 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 affirming and 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 healthcare, as well as 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.