When it comes to things like housing, medication, mental health support, finances, and barriers to accessing food people rarely are dealing with one issue popping up at a time. We understand this and we will try to help your voice be heard within these systems while we help you navigate them.

We assist in:

  • Streamlining the application and enrollment into the Ryan White Program
  • Coordinating enrollment for medications assistance
  • Referrals for housing assistance applications
  • Access to food and transportation vouchers
  • Referrals and access for Dental and Mental Health Services
  • Referrals to community resources
  • Health Education and Risk Reduction
  • Social Support

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Eligibility

The Federal Ryan White Cares Act provides health care for people with HIV disease. Enacted in 1990, it fills gaps in care faced by those with low incomes and little or no insurance. The McGregor Clinic provides services under Ryan White part B and Ryan White part C.

Eligibility for the Ryan White Program is based on family size and income up to a maximum of 400% of the federal poverty level. (See Poverty Guidelines here) If interested in receiving support services through the McGregor Clinic, contact the clinic to set up an appointment with the eligibility specialist.

THE FEDERAL RYAN WHITE CARE ACT provides health care for people with HIV disease. Enacted in 1990, it fills gaps in care faced by those with low incomes and little or no insurance. The McGregor Clinic provides services under Ryan White Part B and Part C.

Clients are screened for eligibility every six months by providing proof of the following:

Income

To determine eligibility for assistance, current proof of income is required and assistance is available depending on your Federal Poverty Level. This can include paystubs, a letter of support, Food Stamp award letter, Social Security Award Letter, among other types of documentation.

Residency

As part of our eligibility process, proof of living in Florida is required for program assistance. This can include a current FL ID or Driver’s License, a utility bill, or letter of support, among other types of current documentation.

HIV Status

Proof of living with HIV is required for all McGregor Clinic patients and will be part of your lab work during the initial intake appointment.

Additional Info

As part of the eligibility process, all clients are screened to determine if they have private insurance or if they could be eligible for other publicly funded assistance since Ryan White is the payer of last resort. If you have private or publicly funded insurance, please bring in your insurance card and Summary of Benefits.

THE FEDERAL RYAN WHITE CARE ACT provides health care for people with HIV disease. Enacted in 1990, it fills gaps in care faced by those with low incomes and little or no insurance. The McGregor Clinic provides services under Ryan White Part B and Part C.

Eligibility for the Ryan White Program is based on family size and income up to a maximum of 400% of the federal poverty level. Clients are screened for eligibility every six months by providing proof of the
following:

Income

To determine eligibility for assistance, current proof of income is required and assistance is available depending on your Federal Poverty Level. This can include paystubs, a letter of support, Food Stamp award letter, Social Security Award Letter, among other types of documentation.

Residency

As part of our eligibility process, proof of living in Florida is required for program assistance. This can include a current FL ID or Driver’s License, a utility bill, or letter of support, among other types of current documentation.

HIV Status

Proof of living with HIV is required for all McGregor Clinic patients and will be part of your lab work during the initial intake appointment.

Additional Info

As part of the eligibility process, all clients are screened to determine if they have private insurance or if they could be eligible for other publicly funded assistance since Ryan White is the payer of last resort. If you have private or publicly funded insurance, please bring in your insurance card and Summary of Benefits.

For under-insured or insured clients, medication assistance is available through the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP).  ADAP is a statewide, federally funded prescription program.  For local ADAP information including eligibility and how to enroll, visit:

https://lee.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/infectious-disease-services/hiv/adap1/index.html

For information on covered medications, visit: https://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/aids/adap/_documents/adap_formulary.pdf

For specific questions about ADAP, contact support or the local health department’s HIV Program at 239-461-6100

  • Lee County Human Services is the central agency that provides housing assistance for Lee County residents. For Lee County residents living with HIV or not, assistance is available via an online application for Financial Assistance including rent and utilities, Homeless Assistance, and Veteran Assistance.  To learn more or apply online, visit: https://www.leegov.com/dhs/assistance
  • For persons living with HIV, there is a specific program called Housing Opportunities for Persons Living With HIV/AIDS (HOPWA), that provides both short- and long-term housing assistance.  There are specific guidelines and criteria to qualify.  For more information on if you qualify, please contact support, or call Lee County Human Services at 239-533-7900

If you are struggling with transportation getting to and from your medical appointments, The McGregor Clinic has options for assistance for those that qualify:

  • 2 All-Day Lee Tran Bus Passes per month
  • 1 $20 Gas Card every other month

Due to high incidence of common oral health problems directly related to HIV infection, the Ryan White Program offers oral healthcare for persons living with HIV that qualify per eligibility guidelines.  If you are experiencing oral health concerns or unable to access dental care due to being underinsured, please contact support for more information.

  • If you have been diagnosed with a mental health condition or experiencing emotional distress and would like to speak with a mental health provider, there are options for assistance through the McGregor Clinic.
  • If you have private insurance with mental health coverage, refer to your insurance companies’ provider directory to locate a local provider that accepts your insurance.  Contact a medical team member at the clinic to assist with sending a referral.  The McGregor Clinic can assist with mental health co-pays or deductibles if you are experiencing financial difficulties and qualify for our assistance
  • If you do not have mental health coverage, we have providers and assistance options available, contact support.
  • Are you currently enrolled in an insurance plan and are struggling to cover your monthly premium, out of pocket co-payments or deductible? The McGregor Clinic may be able to assist.  Contact a Case Manager to review your eligibility and our assistance options for the McGregor Insurance Plan
  • If you have relocated to Florida from another state and are receiving Social Security benefits and Medicare and/or Medicaid, you will first need to update Social Security with your new Florida address.  Once updated, you will be able to change your Medicare and/or Medicaid plan.  To update Social Security, call 1-800-772-1213 or visit: https://www.ssa.gov/
  • Medicaid is state program that provides medical coverage to low-income individuals and families.  For more information to see if you qualify or to apply, visit: https://www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/
  • Medicare is health insurance available for individuals over 65 years of age, individuals determined disabled by Social Security, or those with End-Stage Renal Disease or ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease).  For assistance reviewing your Medicare benefits, visit: https://www.medicare.gov/ or call 1-800-633-4227.  If you have questions about your benefits or eligibility, contact a Case Manager.

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