Ryan White Services

The NYC Health Department receives a grant from the federal government to provide services to people living with HIV in New York City and the Tri-County region (Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties).

Some people know this program as “Ryan White Part A”. This program funds services such as case management and food programs.

If you are in need of support to pay for medical care, visit the New York State HIV Uninsured Care Program (also known as ADAP), or the Ryan White Services Finder.

You can find Ryan White Part A service providers in the city by using the NYC Health Map.

Services Offered

Care Coordination+

Provides services to support engagement in medical care and medication adherence. Programs are located at hospitals, clinics and community-based organizations throughout the city.

Services include:

  • Medical case management, including care navigation and social services and benefit coordination
  • Health education and promotion
  • Treatment adherence
  • Transitional care coordination for homeless and unstably housed people

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Harm Reduction+

Provides easily accessible harm reduction, recovery readiness and relapse prevention services to individuals who are HIV-infected and actively using drugs, relapsing or in recovery. These services help support engagement in HIV primary medical care.

Services include:

  • Screening and referral for substance use treatment
  • Individual or group harm reduction counseling
  • Assessment and referral for diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections
  • Training and provision for overdose prevention with Narcan™
  • Low threshold alcohol and other drug (AOD) services

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Mental Health+

Provides comprehensive mental health programs in health centers and community-based organizations that are co-located with HIV primary care services or have established linkages with HIV primary care providers.

Services include:

  • Mental health counseling for people with HIV who have a diagnosed mental health condition
  • Psychiatric care
  • Buprenorphine treatment and alcohol and other drug (AOD) counseling

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Food and Nutrition+

Provides food and nutrition services to people living with HIV/AIDS who are experiencing or at risk for food insecurity. These services support engagement in HIV primary care and treatment adherence.

Services include:

  • Nutritional assessment
  • Food services (home-delivered meals, congregate meals, pantry bag services and food vouchers)
  • Nutritional services, including individual and group nutritional education and counseling and provision of nutritional supplements
  • Coordination with other service providers

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Supportive Counseling and Family Stabilization+

Provides individualized supportive counseling and family-focused services. These services aim to overcome barriers to access and facilitate continued engagement in medical care for people living with HIV/AIDS.

Services include:

  • Individual supportive counseling services for those who do not have a diagnosed mental health condition
  • Family and group counseling
  • Support groups
  • Crisis intervention
  • Education, training, skills-building activities and relationship-building activities
  • Linkage and referral to mental health, medical care, alcohol and substance use, housing, legal and other support services

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Legal+

Provides HIV-related legal services that are directly necessitated by an individual’s HIV/AIDS serostatus.

Services include:

  • Preparation of powers of attorney and living wills
  • Interventions necessary to ensure access to eligible benefits, including discrimination or breach of confidentiality litigation as it relates to services eligible for funding under the Ryan White HIV/AIDS program
  • Permanency planning for an individual or family, where the responsible adult is expected to pre-decease a dependent (usually a minor child) due to HIV/AIDS

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Housing+

Services include emergency rental assistance for rental start-up, such as broker’s fees and first month’s rent, or for short-term rental assistance.

Rental assistance provided through this program is temporary and must be accompanied by a strategy to identify and support a long-term living situation.

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Transitional Care Coordination+

Provides individualized support to homeless and unstably-housed people living with HIV/AIDS to ensure entry into and continuity of primary medical care. These servics can also connect people with housing and other support services.

Services include:

  • Assessment and referral for medical needs, alcohol and drug use, mental illness, housing and other social service needs
  • Individualized health promotion education and coaching
  • Linkage to HIV primary care, housing services and longer-term case management services
  • Accompaniment to HIV primary care and supportive service appointments

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