Monica Foster commentary: This is interesting...so the APHSS opens 2 new testing centers in Las Vegas yet closes one in Los Angeles - makes me wonder if the FSC is slowly trying to segue from Los Angeles into Las Vegas (I think the whole "we're going to Phoenix" thing was just a distraction...)
The Free Speech Coalition has announced that it learned this morning that, effective immediately, one of its APHSS centers, Healing Wave, has closed its doors. The trade association further stated that Healing Wave reported that all pending test results have been released to the performers and the APHSS availability index is current.
According to Duke, Healing Wave "lost their lab affiliation due to lack of payment."
FSC is suggesting that performers who normally test at Healing Wave use another APHSS facility, Cutting Edge Testing Center in Sherman Oaks, reachable at (818) 386-2132. Like Healing Wave, Cutting Edge provides the next day test results and is industry friendly. Performers also can get tested through AMTC, reachable at (888) 511-0262.
“We never want to be in the situation we were in when AIM closed,” said FSC Executive Director Diane Duke. “That is, APHSS provides a number of options for performers and currently there exist excellent alternatives.”
FSC expects to add another L.A.-based clinic to its program in the near future.
“We learned a great deal when AIM closed and those lessons paid off,” added Duke. “One provider closed its doors and services continue without any disruption to production.”
Performers wishing to get copies of their medical records from Healing Wave can obtain them by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org