HIV / AIDS Treatment Program
The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program is a multifaceted federal program that funds the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) to work in collaboration with local city-county health departments, as well as community based organizations to provide various health and supportive services to people with HIV. Its largest program is the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP).
The AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) is a component of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program that provides HIV and other medications for people living with HIV. The program can also help people with HIV pay for insurance premiums and copayments or coinsurance. To apply, complete an ADAP Application and contact Robert Elkins at the Montana HIV/STD Program, 444-4744 for more information. For a complete list of covered medications, see the Montana ADAP Formulary.
Medical Case Management - HIV medical case management assesses the needs of the client, their family and social support system. Based upon the assessment, Medical Case Managers arrange, coordinate, monitor, evaluate, and advocate for a variety of services to meet the clients’ needs. There are seven Ryan White Case Management sites in the state and work in conjunction with Community Based and AIDS Service Organizations to serve the governor's five planning regions. Please refer to the Montana HIV Treatment Service and AIDS Service Organizations list or contact the Montana HIV/STD Program at 444-3565, for more information.
To be eligible for the above services the patient cannot be eligible for Medicaid, Medicare, IHS, or Veteran's Health benefits.
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Case Management Sites:
Butte/Silver Bow Health Department
25 West Front Street
Butte, MT 59701
Cascade City-County Health Department
115 4th Street South
Great Falls, MT 59405
123 South 27th
Billings, MT 59101
Flathead City-County HD
723 5th Avenue East
Kalispell, MT 59901
Gallatin City-County Health Department
12 North 3rd
Bozeman, MT 59715
Hill County Health Department
315 4th Street
Havre, MT 59501
Lewis and Clark City-County Health Department
1930 9th Avenue, Suite 207
Helena, MT 59601
Partnership Health Center
323 West Alder
Missoula, MT 59802
Patient Care Providers by City
Medicaid provides basic medical coverage for those with little or no resources or income. The program may also provide catastrophic coverage to those with some resources and income but whose medical expenses are excessive. To find out if you or your client may be eligible contact Medicaid Services Bureau at PHHS 444-4540.
Early Intervention Program
This program is intended to provide CD4 testing and a medical evaluation for HIV positive individuals as well as educational sessions with an early intervention counselor. The sessions cover a wide range of wellness oriented topics.
Early Intervention Services Funding Opportunity Announcement Webinar available via Epass
Partner Notification Services
This is a service available to HIV positive individuals to assist in the notification of sex and needle-sharing partners to encourage them to be tested for HIV. This service is provided by local health departments and on occasion, HIV prevention sites.
For further information, contact the HIV/STD Section at 1-406-444-3565. Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS)