Basin Assistance Services is a non-profit HIV/AIDS service agency under the direction of Permian Basin Community Centers and is funded by public grants and private donations. Our staff of caring, trained professionals are available to provide free, confidential support and assistance. Case managers will coordinate your care plan with services we provide as well as those provided by other agencies and support groups. Bilingual staff are available. Volunteers for all programs and services are welcomed.
What is Basin Assistance Services? Basin Assistance Services is the HIV/AIDS agency selected as the primary provider of community-based services in the Permian Basin. Our purpose is to provide emotional, medical, social and other services and support for HIV/AIDS individuals, their loved ones, and persons at risk; to raise public awareness and develop community support; and to provide public education to prevent the spread of AIDS.
Basin Assistance Services provides services to the following counties: Andrews, Borden, Crane, Dawson, Ector, Gaines, Glasscock, Howard, Loving, Martin, Midland, Pecos, Reeves, Terrell, Upton, Ward, and Winkler.
What is AIDS? AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is an illness that impairs the body's ability to fight infection, making the body extremely susceptible to life-threatening disease. It is the most severe manifestation of infection with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
Knowledge is Key. Everyone is a candidate to contract the virus. No one is immune to AIDS. Men, women, and children can be infected. It is very important to be informed on how the virus is passed from person to person. It is just as critical to understand how you can't get AIDS in order to lessen irrational fear and misunderstanding.
Confidentiality. All services at Basin Assistance Services are provided confidentially. As a client, please respect the confidentiality of other persons you may meet thorugh your participate at Basin Assistance Services.
Services include, but are not limited to:
- Clinical Services
- Laboratory Testing
- Prescription Assistance
- Dental Care
- Referred Physician Services
- Medical Case Management
- Transportation Services
- Psychological and Psychiatric Counseling
- Support Group Meetings
- Housing and Utility Assistance
- Social Services Case Management
Items to bring:
Proof of Income
Proof of Texas Residence
Proof of HIV + Diagnosis
Intake appointments are preferred. Please plan at least two (2) hours for the intake process.
Community Resources for HIV/AIDS:
Ector County Health Department: 432-498-4141
Midland Health Department: 432-681-7613
Midland/Odessa Area AIDS Support: 432-684-7821
American Red Cross: 432-332-5691
Hours of Operation: M-F 8-12 and 1-5
Please notify the office if you need a home, hospital, or other off-site appointment. If you need emergency assistance, please go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
1118B West 12th Street
Odessa TX 79763
Texas AIDS Hotline: 1-800-299-2437