Ryan White Part B services include outpatient medical and dental care, medical case management, and mental health and substance abuse treatment services. HAART is able to serve those residing in East and West Baton Rouge Parishes, East & West Feliciana, Iberville, Ascension, Point Coupee, Livingston, and St. Helena. Clients must be at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines to qualify.
Medical Case Management is provided by Bachelor and Master's level social workers and those with degrees in various helping professions. Services are tailored to ensure treatment adherence and positive health outcomes. Medical Case Managers can assist clients with access to medications, dental referrals, transportation to medical appointments and referrals for other supportive services. They are also available to help clients navigate the complex systems of Medicaid, Medicare, and insurance to ensure timely access to care.
HAART offers HIV primary medical care via The Caring Clinic of Louisiana, which is staffed by a trained physician and two nurse practitioners. The Caring Clinic is conveniently located in the same office complex as HAART and also accepts Medicaid, Medicare, & insurance in addition to Ryan White funds. The clinic is an internal medicine practice and not specific to the treatment of HIV/AIDS. Given this fact, clients feel more comfortable accessing services and are less fearful of their diagnosis being disclosed.
Case Management Services
Medical Case Managers complete intakes, assessments and service plans, engage in heavy medical care follow-up and provide linkages to services needed.
Non-medical Case Managers complete service plan updates, engage in light medical care follow-up and provide linkages to services needed. They do not complete intakes and assessments.
Medicaid Case Managers are the same as Medical Case Managers; however, persons must have Medicaid insurance to be eligible for this component.
The Ryan White Case Management department is a vital component of the HAART organization. Our case managers provide the following services to persons diagnosed with the HIV virus.
- Medical/Non-medical Case Management
- Ambulatory/Outpatient Medical Care
- Medication Assistance
- Oral Health
- Mental Health/Substance Abuse Outpatient Referrals
- Emergency Financial Assistance
- Legal Services
- Referrals to other services available