The New York State Department of Health offers four different programs to provide coverage for health care costs associated with the treatment of HIV/AIDS.
Here's what you should know about these programs:
AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP):
- Eligibility Criteria: Individuals must be New York State residents and have a confirmed HIV diagnosis. Financial eligibility is also considered, and there are income limits.
- Relationship with Medicaid: ADAP works with Medicaid to provide access to HIV medications. In some cases, individuals may need to enroll in Medicaid to receive ADAP benefits.
- Application Form: You can apply online or through an ADAP Enrollment Coordinator.
- Eligibility Criteria: Eligibility is based on income and other factors. Individuals with HIV/AIDS often qualify for Medicaid.
- Relationship with Medicaid: Medicaid provides comprehensive health coverage, including HIV-related services and medications.
- Application Form: You can apply for Medicaid through the New York State of Health website or by contacting the local Department of Social Services.
Family Health Plus (FHP):
- Eligibility Criteria: FHP is for low-income adults, and eligibility is based on income and family size. It covers essential health benefits, including HIV-related care.
- Relationship with Medicaid: FHP is part of the Medicaid program and provides similar benefits.
- Application Form: You can apply through the New York State of Health website.
Health Insurance Purchase Option (HIPO):
- Eligibility Criteria: Individuals must be HIV-positive and ineligible for Medicaid due to immigration status. Income limits apply.
- Relationship with Medicaid: HIPO is for individuals who can't get Medicaid due to immigration status.
- Application Form: You can apply through the HIPO Enrollment Coordinator.
It's important to note that eligibility criteria and application processes can change over time, so it's a good idea to visit the New York State Department of Health's website or contact their office for the most up-to-date information and application forms.
Additionally, you can seek assistance from local AIDS service organizations or community health centers to help you navigate these programs and determine which one is the best fit for your situation.
Last Reviewed: October 26, 2023