Special Features About the UW Health HIV/AIDS Comprehensive Care Program
The HIV program, based in the Infectious Disease Clinic at University Hospital, receives federal Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grant funding which supports a number of services for uninsured and underinsured low income individuals living with HIV.
Our grant funding allows us to ensure access for all people living with HIV to many services, such as HIV primary medical care, addiction treatment, mental health care, medications, referrals for specialty care, and transportation to appointments. We have also developed a formal partnership with Journey Mental Health Center to ensure access to psychiatric and behavioral health counseling services for our patients.
In addition to physicians, mid-level providers, addictionologists, clinical pharmacists, and specialized nursing, our care team also includes:
Linkage to Care Specialist
Our linkage to care specialist provides intensive short-term care linkage assistance for people who are newly diagnosed, who have fallen out of HIV care, or who are at risk of falling out of HIV care. Our linkage to care specialist is able to meet patients in the community to help engage the patient in care and can often be available when a diagnosis is provided so that, if the patient agrees to meet, the linkage to care specialist can offer specialized services immediately.
HIV Social Work Medical Case Managers
Our case managers provide assessment, education, care coordination, community referrals and insurance/benefits enrollment assistance. There are some state benefits available to people living with HIV for which we can provide enrollment assistance, such as the AIDS Drug Assistance Program and the AIDS/HIV Insurance Assistance Program. We have also developed a formal partnership with Journey Mental Health Center to ensure access to psychiatric and behavioral health counseling services for our patients.
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