HIV Care Coordination Program
HIV Care Coordination is a specialized form of HIV case management. Its mission is to assist those living with HIV disease with the coordination of a wide variety of health and social services. Case Management services are available statewide at sixteen regional sites. Care Coordination provides an individualized plan of care that includes medical, psychosocial, financial, and other supportive services, as needed. Care Coordination services are offered FREE of charge.
The primary goals of the program are to ensure the continuity of care, to promote self-sufficiency, and to enhance the quality of life for individuals living with HIV.
The Care Coordinators are trained professionals who can offer assistance in the following areas:
- Access to health insurance to obtain medications: This includes Medicaid, Medicare, Early Intervention Plan (EIP), AIDS Drug Assistance Plan (ADAP), Health Insurance Assistance Plan (HIAP), Medicare Part D Assistance Plan (MDAP), Health Advantage, and the Ryan White Program (Parts A & C) offered through the Marion County Health Department, etc.
- Access to housing programs such as Section 8, Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), Shelter Plus Care, etc.
- Access to emergency funds, such as Direct Emergency Financial Assistance (DEFA) to assist with rent, utilities, medications, etc.
- Access to mental health and substance abuse programs
- Referrals for optical and dental care
- Referrals to community and government programs, such as Social Security
- Referrals to local food pantries
- Referrals to support groups
- Referrals to legal assistance
- Assistance with medication management
- Assistance with transportation (e.g., bus passes)
- Access to HIV testing and prevention counseling services
- Access to HIV prevention and education services
For more information about the HIV Care Coordination Program, please call us at 1-866-588-4948, option 2, or visit http://www.in.gov/isdh/17397.htm