Ryan White Eligibility
WV Ryan White Part B State Direct Services
Federal dollars from the Ryan White Treatment Modernization Act Part B and funds from the Bureau for Public Health’s Division of STD/HIV/Hepatitis (DSHH) Program provide for the operation of the WV Ryan White Part B State Direct Services. The DSHH Program contracts with the AIDS Task Force of the Upper Ohio Valley to administer the program.
The statewide services provides medical case management for all eligible HIV infected West Virginia residents. The case managers, located across the state, provide case management, referrals, education, advocacy and act as access points in applying for emergency financial assistance. The home office is located in Wheeling. The medical case managers rely on access points across the state that refer clients for case management or that request emergency financial assistance for clients in the agency’s caseload. Services supported by the State Direct Services are divided into six core areas. The six core areas include case management, HIV primary care, HIV related medications, oral health, mental health and substance abuse treatment.
The State Direct Services Program serves approximately 900 clients annually. The program collaborates closely with other Ryan White CARE Act funded programs to coordinate client services and to avoid duplication of services. The program places a strong emphasis on accessing and remaining in HIV primary care.
The medical case managers also serve as access persons for clients who wish to acquire services through the other Part B programs: the Insurance Continuation Program and ADAP.
To be eligible for State Direct services, participants must be:
- A resident of West Virginia
- Certified in writing to be HIV infected
- Have a current income less than 250% of the current Federal Poverty Level
Information about HIV Care may be obtained by contacting Jay Adams:
Address: Jay Adams, HIV Care Coordinator
PO Box 6360
Wheeling, WV 26003