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Care Coordinator Program

Purpose

The intent of the Kentucky HIV/AIDS Care Coordinator Program (KHCCP) is to facilitate the provision of quality care and services to HIV-infected individuals and their families in a timely, consistent manner of continued care. The program provides care coordinators in six regional sites through arrangements with two local health departments in the Cumberland Valley and Northern Kentucky regions and four non-profit agencies in the Barren River, Lexington, Louisville and Purchase regions to assess needs and provide services. These regional sites allow for statewide coverage and better local access to these services.

KHCCP also is an umbrella program for other client assistance programs such as the Kentucky Health Insurance Continuation Program, Outpatient Health Care and Support Services and state support service programs. KHCCP receives federal funds and is a service-funding source of last resort. Financial assistance is not guaranteed. Funding is limited and services may be terminated without cause. Services in each region may vary depending on funding. Continuation of all programs is contingent upon availability of state and federal funding.

Goals

  • To optimize client self-care capabilities by supporting self-sufficiency.
  • To identify and facilitate coordination between clients' informal support systems (family, friends, care giver, group sponsor, psychotherapist, etc.) and available formal support systems.
  • To help clients locate and access system of referrals to medical care, housing, counseling, Medicaid, Social Security Disability, transportation and legal services.
  • To minimize or eliminate duplication of services among formal and informal support systems.
  • To provide clients with educational information regarding disease transmission and health maintenance, encourage good health habits and provide secondary prevention through continued case management.
  • To identify and document patterns of  service needs and advocate for effective policies and resource development.
  • To ensure program funds are used efficiently and effectively to meet the needs of HIV/AIDS-infected people through coordinated funding streams and use of existing community resources and services.

Care Coordinator Regions and Contact Information (pdf, 207k)

Care Coordinator Client INTAKE Form (pdf, 36k)

Formulario de admisión de clientes (pdf, 36k)

Financial Assistance Programs

Basic Eligibility Criteria for Financial Assistance Programs

  • Household income - no more than 400 percent or of federal poverty level
  • Residency - must be a resident of Kentucky
  • Medical documentation - HIV positive status must be confirmed with appropriate documentation (for KADAP participation, medical documentation must also include CD4+ T cell count and viral load)
  • Lack of other third-party payer - must be ineligible for assistance from other third-party payers for assistance requested

Kentucky AIDS Drug Assistance Program (KADAP)

This program helps eligible low-income Kentuckians purchase AIDS-related, FDA-approved medications. Participants receive formulary medications through mail-order service provided by the Kentucky Clinic Pharmacy in Lexington. For further information call 1-866-510-0005

Click here for the current KADAP formulary (pdf, 230k)

Kentucky Health Insurance Continuation Program (KHICP)

KHICP provides payment to continue health insurance coverage for eligible individuals at risk of losing employee health benefits or private-pay health insurance because of HIV-related disease.

Eligible for the Health Insurance Program participants must:

  • Have a Medicare Part D or a prescription rider as part of a health insurance policy. Individual policies must cover HIV positive status. Family policies must cover at least two HIV positive family members
  • Part B funds may be used, if cost effective, to pay premiums through an insurance continuation program if the participant can't afford the costs and meets state income eligibility criteria

Click here for a definition of terms for health insurance (pdf, 15k)

Kentucky Outpatient Health Care and Support Services Program

These programs provide a wide range of community-based medical and non-medical support services, including physical and mental health care, housing, nutrition and transportation services. Eligible priority services are identified during each funding period based on client and care coordinator input, needs assessments, resource inventories, client satisfaction surveys, funding limitations and other factors.

HIV Care Coordinator Program Guidelines

 

Kentucky's New HIV Hotline
 

Kentucky HIV Hotline 844-294-2448


1-844-294-2448
Confidential
24-Hours
Staffed by professionals
Free to public

 

JUNE 5 - HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day
 

June 5 is HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day

June 5 is HIV Long-Term Survivors Day. Every year people join together to celebrate and honor the long-term survivors of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. June 5 was chosen to commemorate the day the CDC first announced the mysterious illness that was killing young gay men. It was the beginning of HIV/AIDS awareness before it was known as HIV/AIDS.

We're asking you to join with us in raising awareness about the needs, issues and dignity of HIV long-term survivors as we mark two significant milestones - it has been 35 years since HIV was identified on June 5, 1981. It is 20 years since highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) was introduced.

The theme for 2016 is Moving Forward Together. It celebrates those who have defied the odds by living with HIV for decades. The focus is on ensuring that HIV long-term survivors and older adults living with HIV are not invisible and forgotten in the current HIV dialogue. We want to change the narrative from surviving to thriving. Achieving that goal requires older adults with HIV to be equipped for healthy aging. Long-term survival, once an almost unimaginable concept is now the norm. Learn more

 

Last Updated 5/23/2016