Monday, March 30, 2015

Part D Program for HIV+ Women, Transwomen, Infants, Children and Youth

Part D Program for HIV+ Adolescents, Adult Women, Transwomen & their Children 

The Ryan White Part D Program is a long running, program of Howard Brown Health Center, which serves HIV+ adult women, transgender women, children, infants and adolescents (ages 13 -24). Participants work closely with a multi-disciplinary team of medical and mental health providers, as well as HIV medical case managers.  Case managers in this special populations program have focused areas of expertise, and provide strengths-based case management to all participants.  The program currently employs 2 case managers working specifically with HIV+ adolescents, 1 case manager working with HIV+ cis-gender women, and 1case manager working with HIV+ transgender women.  Part D at Howard Brown Health Center also provides targeted linkage into care and disease intervention services for all the above populations.

Medical Services
Our medical providers are specially trained to treat folks living with HIV, and always recognize that HIV treatment can be just one part of what a patient needs. Our providers also provide treatment for a variety of other medical issues, and always work in conjunction with our case managers to provide holistic, comprehensive. 

Mental Health Services
Therapy services are available to participants in the Part D Program and can be specialized to focus on coming out and sexuality issues, dating, violence, family issues, dealing with HIV status, substance use issues and anything else the patient decides is important to them.

Case Management
Part D Case Managers work with HIV+ participants to coordinate care and provide support around  their HIV status, as well as any other issue.  Assistance and referrals are available for employment, education, substance use, mental health, medical care, support groups, housing, transportation, alternative therapies and much more.

For more information about the Ryan White Part D Program, please contact Mary Brewster at 773.388.8869

To schedule a new patient medical appointment in this program please call Gilberto Soberanis at 773.388.8666

Support Groups 

(P.A.T.H) - Positive. Action. Towards. Health.
(P.A.T.H.) is a safe, confidential, and nonjudgmental space for youth (ages 24 and below) who are living with HIV to meet and discuss what's going on in their lives, whether it's related to HIV or not. (P.A.T.H.) meets every first and third Tuesday of the month at Howard Brown Health Center from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Dinner is provided and transportation service is available. For more information, please contact Pard D Case Managers:
Lyndon VanderZanden at 773.572.8358 or
Jasmine Martinez at 773.388.8996 or