Welcome to APO
AIDS Project of the Ozarks (APO) is a non-profit community-based organization serving a 29 county region in southwest Missouri. APO currently serves over 700 clients with HIV/AIDS and their families. Concerned families and friends established the organization as a grass roots entity in 1983. Services include: medical care, case management, education to the general public, and services to persons with HIV infection, their families and significant others in a confidential, caring environment. We also offer primary medical care to those who are not HIV positive, in a safe inclusive environment.
APO will not discriminate against any individual or group based on race, creed, national origin, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation or gender identity, as a matter of moral principle and in accordance with applicable State and Federal Regulations
During the winter months occasionally our office might be closed due to inclement weather. We will do our best to post publicly if we are not going to be open. If you have an appointment scheduled, or business to conduct on site, for your safety; IF we are experiencing bad weather, and you do not see any closings posted yet please contact our office at 417-881-1900 to insure we are operating as scheduled.
APO Downtown, located at 303 Park Central West in downtown Springfield has undergone a name change. In an attempt to avoid confusion with other downtown businesses, we now refer to this location as “APO Downtown”. We provide HIV/STI testing and safer sex supplies at APO Downtown every Friday and Saturday evening.
APO Downtown is open from 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm on Fridays and Saturdays with HIV, Hepatitis C, and syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia testing from 5:30 pm to 10 pm.
Personal Hygiene Pantry
APO relies on the generous contributions of the community to keep our pantry stocked. At the moment our pantry is completely bare. APO typically maintains a pantry stocked with personal care items and house cleaning items that cannot be purchased with food stamps. The pantry is dependent on donations, so supplies are limited and availability varies. Stocking the pantry is a great way for churches, schools, and other groups to assist persons living with HIV in the Ozarks.
We are reaching out to those in our community asking you to please consider donating items to the APO pantry so that we may continue to provide necessary hygiene items to those who would otherwise go without.
*Laundry Soap *Dish Soap *Shampoo *Conditioner *Toothbrush *Hydrogen peroxide *Hand and body lotion *Deodorant *Toilet paper *Disposable razors *Shaving cream *Hand and body soap *Toothpaste *rubbing alcohol *Paper towels
Our walk-in testing schedule at APO (1636 S Glenstone, Suite 100, Springfield, MO 65804) is Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Friday 9am-Noon and 1-3pm. We do not offer walk-in testing hours on Wednesdays. Additionally, you can always call APO to schedule an appointment outside of these walk-in testing hours to get tested at a time that is more convenient for you. If you would like to schedule a testing appointment please call APO for more information. Contact Us
APO’s next board meeting will be held on January 28th 2020 at 6:30 pm. The meetings will be held at 1636 S Glenstone, Ste 100, Springfield, MO 65804. Future 2020 Board Meeting dates are as follows: March 24th, May 26th, July 28th, September 22nd, and November 24th.