Ryan White Program
The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program is a Federal program that provides HIV-related health services. The program works with cities, states, and local community-based organization to provide services to more than half a million people each year. The program is for those who do not have sufficient health care coverage or financial resources for coping with HIV disease. Ryan White fills gaps in care not covered by these other sources. The majority of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program funds support primary medical care and essential support services. A smaller but equally critical portion is used to fund technical assistance, clinical training, and research on innovative models of care. Ryan White is administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB). Federal funds are awarded to agencies located around the country, which in turn deliver care to eligible individuals under funding categories called Parts, as outlined below. First authorized in 1990, the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program is currently funded at $2.1 billion.
ADAP (AIDS Drug Assistance Program)
The purpose of the AIDS Drug Assistance Program is to ensure that underserved and uninsured individuals living with HIV/AIDS have access to life-saving medications.
Are you Living in Florida and:
Have low-income at 400% or less of the Federal Poverty Level?
Uninsured or do not have adequate prescription coverage?
Not confined to a hospital, nursing home, hospice, or correctional facility?
ADAP may be able to help!
In order to enroll, you must have the following:
- Eligibility for HIV/AIDS Patient Care services according to 64D-4, F.A.C and the HIV/AIDS Patient Care Programs Determining Eligibility Staff
- Procedures Manual
- Have at least one valid prescription for a medication on the
- ADAP Formulary (breakdown by brand name)
- ADAP Formulary (breakdown by dosage)
- Current (less or up to 6 months) Viral Load and CD4 test results
To get more information about enrolling in ADAP, contact the Lake County Health Department Prescription Assistance Program
Van Dee Medical Building
4 Eustis Street Eustis, FL 32726
Phone: (352) 357-1668
Fax: (352) 589-0415
(Monday thru Friday 8 AM – 5 PM
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415 Citrus Tower Boulevard Clermont, FL 34711
(Monday and Wednesday 1 PM – 3:30 PM)
Miracle of Love, Inc
Miracle of Love began in 1991 for the distinct purpose of providing accessible HIV/AIDS prevention programming and support assistance to service the multicultural needs of communities in Central Florida. Namely Orange, Seminole, Lake, and Osceola counties. Miracle of Love Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization corporation. This community-based minority HIV/AIDS organization is the oldest in Central Florida. Miracle of Love continues to be, with over 15 valuable and outstanding years of service a repository for education, support and care, community advocacy, and referral services. Services include case management, mental counciling, and nutritional counseling.
For more information, please contact the Miracle of Love Lake County Office:
4400 N Hwy 19A Unit 4
Mt Dora Fl, 32757
HOPWA (Housing Opportunity for People with AIDS)
The HOPWA program was established by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to address the specific needs of low income persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families. HOPWA is a "needs-based" program, therefore clients must provide verifiable documents of their inability to make their monthly housing payments.
The City of Orlando is the grantee for the Orlando Eligible Metropolitan Statistical Area (EMSA) which includes Lake, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. The City contracts with various agencies throughout the EMSA to provide HOPWA services to eligible persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families.
If you or a member of your family is having difficulty maintaining housing due to HIV/AIDS, HOPWA may be able to help.
Center for Multicultural Wellness & Prevention
1812-1814 West Colonial Drive
Orlando, Florida 32804
Telephone: (407) 648-9440 / (407) 237-3061