Continuum of Care (COC Program)
For People Living with HIV/AIDS
MARQUETTE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
CONTINUUM OF CARE- HIV CASE MANAGEMENT
Contact: Laura Fredrickson, BSW HIV/AIDS Coordinator at (906) 475-7651 or e-mail email@example.com
The Continuum of Care Program is a community based program that offers a broad spectrum of case management and support services to people living with HIV/AIDS in the Upper Peninsula (U.P.) The goals of the program are to reduce barriers to ensure that a person living with HIV/AIDS has access to medical care and medications, and can maintain medical care and remain on medications
The Continuum of Care is administered by the Marquette County Health Department, but serves all fifteen (15) counties of the U.P. Funding is provided through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act (RW), and the Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA) and the Tobacco Use Reduction in People Living with HIV project (TURP)
All information about clients living with HIV/AIDS is kept strictly confidential. Staff takes great care to ensure client’s privacy and confidentiality
Financial assistance is based on income and availability of program funds
The COC Program must be payer of last resort
Program staff includes a multi-disciplinary team approach of both a social worker and nurse
Residents of the U.P. who are living with HIV
Referrals can be self-directed or made by other health care providers with the written consent of the client.
Income must be at or below 500% of current federal poverty levels
Medical Case Management- help with managing medical appointments, lab work, diagnostic test or medication. COC nurse of often present at medical appointments with Infectious Disease provider.
Assistance with applying for appropriate insurance programs such as Medicaid, Medicare (ABD), and Affordable Care Act plans
Referral to other resources
Assistance with applying for other resources
Ongoing assistance and support for maintaining appropriate benefits and services.
Mileage Reimbursement for HIV related medical appointments
Possible financial assistance for unpaid HIV related office visits or lab work.
Possibly rent/utility assistance
Tobacco cessation counseling, support and education
Education and Support
For more information, visit the following web sites:
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services: http://www.michigan.gov/mdch
Centers for Disease Control: http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/default.html
MDCH - "I Will Survive" http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,4612,7-132-2940_2955_2982_46000_61638---,00.html
Who to Contact:
For more information, contact Laura Fredrickson at 906-475-7651, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marquette County Health Department
184 US 41 East
Negaunee, MI 49866
(906) 475-7651 (phone)
(906) 475-4435 (fax)