Ryan White Program: HIV/AIDS Care and Services
Carolina Family Health Centers, Inc. (CFHC, Inc.) has provided services tailored to persons living with HIV/AIDS for over 15 years. Through the Ryan White Program, patients are offered a wide scope of services:
• HIV Primary Health Care from practitioners trained and credentialed in the care
of patients with HIV/AIDS.
• Oral Health Care
• In-house Dispensing Pharmacy
• Case Management
• Early Intervention Services; such as testing, education, referral
• Integrated Behavioral Health
• Health Insurance Premium and Cost Sharing
• Treatment Adherence Counseling
• Housing Assistance; short term rent/mortgage and/or utility assistance
• Emergency Services; including food assistance
All patients of CFHC, Inc. have access to an in-house dispensing pharmacy, conveniently located within each of the three CFHC medical facilities. Pharmacy services are accessible, affordable and comprehensive in scope. Treatment adherence is offered through a pillbox program and medication delivery is available for qualified patients.
Integrated Behavioral Health provides an opportunity for patients to work with their medical provider and a licensed behavioral health clinician to address concerns about problems that interfere with daily life and overall health status; such as stress, worry, habits or behaviors. Behavioral Health clinicians focus on improving a person’s overall health and well-being, helping people develop skills to effectively manage emotional or behavioral difficulties.
Patients enrolled in the Ryan White Program have access to a Client Support Group and may choose to become a member of the Consumer Advisory Board; helping to guide the continued development of the Program. Ryan White Program staff is active in the community; providing outreach, testing and education through local health fairs and other community-based events.
CFHC, Inc. serves a broader role as Administrator of the Region 8 HIV/AIDS Network under the authority of the NC HIV/AIDS Bureau. Region 8 includes the counties of Edgecombe, Halifax, Nash, Northampton and Wilson. The Network is comprised of community agencies, consumers and community advocates. The Mission is to reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS and to improve the quality of life for those living with HIV/AIDS within the Region by embracing partnerships and providing health care services, support, education, testing and prevention.
For more information about the Ryan
White Program and services, please call 252-243-9800 extension 275.