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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

~2016 Annual Action Plan for HOPWA~ posted 20 Nov 2015 

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The Wyoming Department of Health's Communicable Disease Treatment Program provides persons living with HIV/AIDS access to comprehensive health care and other supportive services. These programs serve as the payer of last resort for persons who are uninsured, under-insured, or are otherwise unable to access medical treatment. Funding for these programs is provided, in part, by grants from the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources Services Administration, and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. Some of the available services provided by the programs include:

  • Primary medical care
  • Laboratory and diagnostic services
  • Dental care services
  • Vision care services
  • Case management services
  • Prescription medications
  • Mortgage and rent assistance
  • Utility assistance
  • Transportation assistance

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

In order to be eligible for assistance, an individual must meet all three of the following requirements. You:

  1. Must be HIV-positive or have a diagnosis of AIDS. A health care provider must verify this by completing the Provider's Medical Certification Form, which is available on our Forms and Downloads page.
  2. Must be a resident of the state of Wyoming. A copy of a valid Wyoming drivers license or state-issued ID card must be submitted along with the Application for Assistance. There are no other acceptable forms of identification. Persons needing to obtain a drivers license or state ID card can obtain more information from the WYDOT Driver Services website.
  3. Must have total annual household income at or below the current income guideline, based upon county of residence.

If you or someone you know is living with HIV/AIDS, would like to enroll in these programs, or simply need more information, please feel free to contact any public health nursing office in Wyoming.