People living with HIV/AIDS are eligible to enroll in Care Coordination with HIV Alliance, which is funded by the Ryan White Care Act. HIV Alliance serves people living in Clatsop, Coos, Curry, Douglas, Josephine, Jackson, Klamath, Lake, Lane, Lincoln, and Marion Counties. Enrollment is voluntary and confidential. Once enrolled, Care Coordinators and RN Case Managers will help with planning and managing your healthcare. As a participant you will have the benefit of having access to a well developed information and service network within your community. The intent of our program is to improve your access to services and help you with many decisions involved in living with HIV. We take a holistic approach, understanding that all aspects of a persons health & wellness should be addressed.
There are three steps to becoming a client. The Intake Coordinator is here to help you through this process:
Step 1: Intake
Step 2: Care Coordination Screening
Step 3: RN Health Assessment
Anyone living with HIV may receive care coordination services, including medical case management. However, emergency financial assistance is limited to clients below 250% of the Federal Poverty Level (http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/15poverty.cfm). For 2014 this is $2,431.00 a month for a family of one.
The HIV Alliance offers several social groups for people living with HIV/AIDS. With a referral from a Care Coordinator you can attend one of our groups as part of the services we offer.
Many people living with HIV/AIDS face multiple challenges. This may include mental health conditions, addictions issues, and/or other medical diagnoses. In addition, HIV can be financially devastating, leaving people unable to work or with a reduced ability to earn income. This combined with the management of a chronic disease and the high cost of care leaves many with the need for additional support.
No. We may recommend you kick the habit but if you don’t want to, or are not ready, we’re still here to help. We embrace a Harm Reduction Philosophy. This means that we understand not everyone is ready to quit, so we work with clients to help them take steps to reduce risk, such as by providing new syringes so that a client does not feel compelled to reuse syringes or share syringes.
Yes, Our Care Coordinators can help you find assistance. One option might be Oregon’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) is called CAREAssist. CAREAssist can help you with the cost of premiums and co-pays. More information can be found on our Insurance Services page.
Through the Affordable Care Act there are several types of insurance to choose from. Care Coordinators will guide you through the process of enrollment for the insurance type you qualify for. More information can be found on our Insurance Services page.
Becoming a client is as easy as calling our agency and scheduling an appointment with an Intake Coordinator. Our program is voluntary and you can dis-enroll at any time. To learn more about eligibility requirements please read our Getting Started page.
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