Low-income, uninsured HIV-positive individuals may be eligible for government assistance to cover the costs of their medical care.
If you are a patient at Owen Clinic, your case manager can discuss your options. Programs that currently provide support to eligible HIV positive individuals include:
Medi-Cal, similar to the federal Medicaid program but designed just for Californians
Medicare, HIV positive individuals who are permanently disabled may be eligible for assistance even if they are younger than 65 years old
Medicaid, a federal program that supports health care coverage for low-income individuals and has played a vital role in HIV care since the epidemic began
Office of AIDS Health Insurance Premium Payment (OA-HIPP), a government-sponsored program that pays monthly health, dental and vision insurance premiums for eligible HIV positive individuals
- Ryan White HIV/AIDS Programs, a safety net for coverage of primary HIV care
- San Diego County Medical Services, a program that funds medical care for uninsured, indigent adult county residents through a network of participating providers