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HIV Care Services

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program

The mission of the program is to promote health and access to quality care for Ohioans living with HIV. The HIV Care Services Section offers a spectrum of services designed to help people with HIV and their families.

Programs include:

HIV Case Management Program / Ryan White Emergency Financial Assistance Program

Ohio HIV Care Service Section Pamphlet

HIV Case Management agencies are located throughout Ohio, providing coverage for every county in the state.  Case managers who are trained to help people living with HIV or AIDS can help find the medical treatment and programs they need.  A case manager can also determine eligibility for Ryan White Emergency Financial Assistance. 

The purpose of the Ryan White Emergency Financial Assistance Program is to assist individuals who are HIV positive and have an emergency need that is HIV-related. The program is one of last resort.  Services that may be covered include: medical services, limited dental services and limited mental health services.  

Ohio HIV Drug Assistance Program

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) administers the Ohio HIV Drug Assistance Program (OHDAP), providing medications to treat HIV and HIV-related conditions.  In addition to OHDAP, the Health Insurance Premium Payment (HIPP) program is designed for those with health insurance coverage (including COBRA) and the Ohio Medicaid Spenddown Payment (OHMSDP) program is for those with HIV who are on Medicaid and have a spenddown that they must meet each month. 

Quality Management

The Quality Management (QM) program promotes continuous improvement in our programs by meeting the Ryan White Care Act requirements for quality management. These requirements include: 1) measuring how well HIV health services meet Public Health Guidelines; and, 2) developing strategies for improving access to quality HIV health services such as medical care and case management. 

Minority AIDS Initiative

Taking Care of Us: An African American's Guide to Healthy LivingPart B grantees have received funds under the Congressional Black Caucus Initiative since FY 2001.  These funds support educational and outreach grants to minority community-based organizations to increase the number of minorities participating in the HIV Care Services Program. 

Click on the image below to download an electronic copy of Taking Care of Us: An African American's Guide to Healthy Living. To coordinate delivery/pick up of hard copies, click here.

Ryan White Part B Advisory Group Meetings

The Ryan White Part B Advisory Group meetings are as follows:

  • 10 a.m. on the second Thursday of March, June, September and December

Mailing Address:
Ohio Department of Health
HIV Care Services Section
246 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Telephone: (614) 466-6374, (800) 777-4775
Fax: (614) 728-4622, (866) 448-6337 (toll free)

E-Mail: HCS@odh.ohio.gov

 

Last Updated: 04/29/2014