Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program

Program Description

The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program at EOHHS offers services and supports that can help Rhode Islanders with HIV/AIDS.  The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program provides access to HIV/AIDS medications (through ADAP), outpatient health care services, oral health care, health insurance premium and cost-sharing assistance, housing services, medical nutrition therapy, food bank/home delivered meals, mental health counseling, case management, transportation to medical appointments, and emergency financial assistance.
  • AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) This drug assistance program provides FDA-approved HIV drugs to eligible individuals who have limited or no coverage from private health insurance, Medicaid or Medicare. HIV drugs are limited to those listed on the ADAP formulary.  EOHHS and the AIDS Clinical Task Force work together to determine which drugs are listed on the formulary, considering patient needs and funding availability.
  • RI-Federally Assisted Benefit Program (RI-FAB) This benefit, premium assistance and help with cost-sharing, is available for eligible individuals who qualify for the AIDS Drug Assistance Program and are uninsured or underinsured. For more information, see the RI-FAB fact sheet.  Please note: The State requires that individuals who are uninsured obtain health insurance through HealthSource RI if they are eligible. A case manager or staff person listed below can help you with the application process.

Eligibility

To qualify, an individual would have to:

  • Be a Rhode Island resident
  • Have a documented HIV diagnosis
  • Have income at or below 500% of the federal poverty level (FPL)
  • Have a case manager (medical or non-medical) affiliated with a RI Ryan White-funded agency. See list of agencies that participate.

How to Apply

To apply for ADAP, a RI Ryan White-funded agency case manager can help clients apply. Applicants need to complete an ADAP Application and fax or mail it to EOHHS. The ADAP staff will determine the client’s eligibility. For most people, the enrollment process takes less than 48 hours. Case managers can also help people apply for the RI-FAB program. To be eligible for RI-FAB, clients need to be enrolled in the ADAP program first.

Resources

Contact Us

RI Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program

Paul Loberti, Administrator, (401) 462-3479, Fax (401) 462-3297
Eileen Asselin, Assistant Administrator, (401) 462-3514, Fax (401) 462-2314
Garlete Parker, Programming Services Officer, (401) 462-3520, Fax (401) 462-2314
Lyubov Adamova, ADAP Program Assistant, (401) 462-3295, Fax (401) 462-3297
Phanida Phivilay Bessette, ADAP/Health Insurance Premium (HIP) Program Manager, (401) 462-3294 , Fax (401) 462-3297

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