HIV / AIDS Program

HIV/AIDS Program (HAP): The program is responsible for providing comprehensive, HIV medical care to those persons living with HIV/AIDS disease who are uninsured or underinsured. Assistance is provided to help clients access services for healthy living with HIV/AIDS. The program also provides anonymous HIV counseling, testing and referral (CTR) services to the public in an effort that everyone knows their HIV status and can prevent the spread of the HIV virus.

Client Eligibility


Any resident of Suburban Maryland, which includes the counties of Prince George’s, Montgomery,
Charles, Calvert or Frederick County, who is HIV positive and is uninsured or underinsured based on criteria determined by the Federal Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act.

Fees


HIV testing services are free, once confirmed HIV-positive clients are evaluated according to their
current financial status. Low-cost and some free services are available.

Staff


The staff for the HAP Program consists of physicians, nurses, social workers, nutritionists,
psychologist, psychiatrist, mental health counselors, substance abuse counselors, dentist,
counseling and testing health educators, ancillary health and administrative staff.


Services


The HIV/AIDS (HAP) Program offers services from a team of highly trained physicians and nurses to support a diverse group of HIV infected individuals and their families including:
  • Initial Comprehensive Health Assessment/Medical Treatment
  • Detailed health assessment, including a physical exam and laboratory tests
  • Personal medical treatment plan to address health education, medication, and nutrition needs
  • Specialized care and referrals to other services
Women’s Clinic - Medical care designed to meet the needs of women, lab tests including pap
smears, cervical cancer screening, mammograms, STD treatment, and disease prevention
education.

Routine and Advanced HIV Disease Clinic
- Medical care for people who are HIV positive and
those with advanced stages of AIDS disease.

Case Management
- Coordination of total client care, personalized assistance to clients and their
families on how to live with HIV. Case Management includes health education, emergency financial assistance, transportation assistance to medical appointments, HIV medication assistance, and referrals for housing assistance and other social services.

Mental Health Services - Counseling and psychiatric services in individual and group settings.
Health and Wellness group presentations.

Dental Clinic - Comprehensive dental care includes preventive and restorative dental services, with an emphasis on prevention and early intervention.

Substance Abuse Counseling - Counseling for HIV infected clients with substance abuse
problems, in individual and group settings. Prevention for Positives - Disease prevention education. Counseling and Testing Services - FREE, confidential and anonymous HIV testing and counseling services by appointment or walk-in. Different HIV tests available. One test provides results within 20 minutes. The oral swab test does not require use of a needle. You can also ask for a standard blood test.

Hours of Operation


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. up to 6:00 p.m.

Locations


The HAP Program has two service locations:

Cheverly Health Center

3003 Hospital Drive, Suite 1055
Cheverly, Maryland 20785

D. Leonard Dyer Regional Health Center
9314 Piscataway Road
Clinton, Maryland 20735