HIV case management is offered to anyone diagnosed with HIV infection or acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). Services, offered free of charge, include, but are not limited to:
Chronic illness management, education, and emotional support
Individualized plan of care
Medical referral and monitoring
Referral for spiritual and mental health
Access to HIV medications
Insurance premium assistance
HIV related co-pay assistance for ambulatory care
Funds are available through the Ryan White federally funded program and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to assist with medications, housing, utilities insurance premiums, and medical copays. The extent of assistance available is dependent on specific income guidelines.
The case management team provides confidential services to clients residing in the following counties:
People Establishing AIDS/HIV/STD Care & Education (P.E.A.C.E.)
P.E.A.C.E. is a regional group dedicated to planning ways to decrease new infections of sexually transmitted infections (STI), including HIV/AIDS. The group also provides support to those who have been infected or affected by a STI within a 16-county area of Northwest Missouri.
The P.E.A.C.E. group holds monthly meetings, generally the second Tuesday of each month and a light meal is provided. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in promoting sexual health and is comprised of individuals representing service agencies, as well as the community at-large.