AIDS.GOV LOCATOR WIDGET

AIDS.GOV LOCATOR WIDGET

CDC HIV TESTING SITES
LOCATOR WIDGET

INSTRUCTIONS
A ONE-STOP SEARCH TOOL FOR CONSUMERS LOOKING FOR HIV/AIDS SERVICE PROVIDERS.

The tool takes advantage of open data from HHS agencies such as CDC, SAMHSA and HRSA, along with other Federal departments like HUD, to allow searches across many service provider databases at one time. Results are displayed on a dynamic map, marking each service provider near the location you searched. You can view the provider's contact information, which services they provide, and get directions to the provider's location.

 

HOW IT WORKS

 

1.      If you know the 5-digit ZIP code of the area where you are, you may get better results. If you don't, you can just use the nearest city and state, like Baltimore, MD, or San Diego, CA.

2.      You can click on the markers on the map to get more information about each location.

3.      You can also expand the list on the right-hand side of the screen to see the names of all the locations. Clicking a name will also provide more information.

4.      To get directions to a service provider's location, you can enter the specific address for where you'd like to start from, and directions will be displayed.

APi

The HIV Testing Sites & Care Services Locator is a first-of-its-kind, location-based search tool that allows you to search for testing services, housing providers, health centers and other service providers near your current location.
WHAT IS AN API? How is its access?

API stands for application programming interface, and is a way for data to be shared in a flexible and open way that gives info service like provider names, addresses, phone numbers, locations and so on, categorized by service type. We access through https://locator.aids.gov/data using 5 digit ZIP, lat & long latitude and longitude coordinates. If lat, long and zip are provided, lat and long will be ignored.

Services. A comma separated list of the types of services to search. The following are the currently available service types: testing, housing, clinics, ryanwhite, mentalhealth, substanceabuse, familyplanning

Distance Adjust the search distance, in miles by integer between 1 and 50. Default distance is 5 miles.

Format Currently available formats are: json (default), html

Callback If a callback parameter is included, the response will be sent using JSON-P.