HIV/AIDS - Vermont Guide to Services

04/10 Vermont HIV/AIDS Guide to Services HIV/AIDS Program 108 Cherry Street Burlington, VT 05401 (802) 863-7245 AIDS Hotline: (800) 882-2437 healthvermont.gov

Introduction Living with HIV is much different today than it was a few years ago. New treatments and therapies have helped people with HIV live longer and healthier lives. That doesn’t mean living with HIV isn’t challenging, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. As you will see from the information in this guide, Vermont has a variety of organizations, agencies, hospitals, and health care providers involved in HIV/AIDS-related work.

Some of the organizations listed work exclusively with HIV/AIDS-related situations, and you will find that they can efficiently provide you with the service you need or at least help you find it.

This resource guide includes information about organizations that provide support services to people living with HIV/AIDS and their families (ASOs), HIV-specific clinics for medical care, insurance assistance programs, HIV testing as well as other Department of Health programs which may be helpful. For more information call (802) 863-7245. A Note on the Ryan White CARE Act The federal Ryan White CARE Act provides coverage for health care and support services for people living with HIV disease. Enacted in 1990, it fills gaps in care faced by those with low-incomes and little or no insurance.

Part B of the CARE Act provides grants to all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and five newly eligible U.S. Pacific Territories and Associated Jurisdictions. Part B also funds the AIDS Medication Assistance Program (AMAP). Part B funds may be used to provide a variety of health care and support services. In Vermont these services are provided by ASOs (AIDS Service Organizations) and Vermont’s Comprehensive Care Clinics. To find out more about CARE Act programs in Vermont, call the HIV/AIDS Program at (802) 863-7245.

AIDS Medication Assistance Program The AIDS Medication Assistance Program (AMAP) provides assistance with the purchase of prescription medications to eligible low income Vermonters living with HIV disease (even if the client has private insurance, State-funded insurance, Medicare, or no insurance). The medications for which this program provides funding are listed on the AMAP formulary, and includes all current FDA approved HAART medications. CONTACT INFORMATION Vermont Department of Health HIV/AIDS Program (802) 863-7245 AIDS Service Organizations and Other Organizations Providing HIV/AIDS Services and Support AIDS Service Organizations (ASOs) are the backbone of support for people in Vermont Living with HIV/AIDS.

They are independently operated and are staffed with both paid employees and volunteers. All of the agencies listed below offer a diverse range of services. Through Ryan White Part B funding some services such as case management, nutritional support, and treatment adherence can be accessed. In most instances these services can be accessed directly from the ASO, in other instances payments to third parties or made to service providers. Other state supported services such as transportation to treatment appointments, co-pays for certain treatments and emergency assistance funds are also available through ASO’s when there is a demonstrated need.

The staff at ASOs and other organizations providing HIV/AIDS services and support are knowledgeable about the resources available in their communities. They are well prepared to make recommendations and referrals. Please feel free to call these organizations with questions you have about their services. All of the organizations in this guide that provide HIV/AIDS services and support maintain policies of confidentiality. AIDS Community Resource Network (ACORN) ACORN provides a variety of services for those living with HIV/AIDS in Vermont including case management, volunteer assistance such as transportation, respite, hospital visitation, and help with any day-to-day tasks, including assistance with nutritional care.

ACORN also provides support groups, referrals and advocacy and is committed to preventing the spread of HIV through education. ACORN also has limited funds available for substance use counseling, complementary therapies and financial assistance.

Narcotics Anonymous (802) 862-4516 Introduction Living with HIV is much different today than it was a Al-Anon (802) 860-8388 few years ago. New treatments and therapies have helped people with HIV live longer and healthier lives. Vermont Alcohol Crisis Program (802) 229-2122 That doesn’t mean living with HIV isn’t challenging, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. As you will Vermont Council of Community Mental Health see from the information in this guide, Vermont has a Services variety of organizations, agencies, hospitals, and health (802) 223-1773 care providers involved in HIV/AIDS-related work.

Some of the organizations listed work exclusively with Green Mountain Needle Exchange (802) 860-3567 HIV/AIDS-related situations, and you will find that they can efficiently provide you with the service you The Chittenden Center is a treatment program need or at least help you find it. for opioid dependence, at Fletcher Allen Health Care, Room 1420, Burlington n, VT 05401. Hours a are: Mon This resource guide i cludes information bout organizations that provide support services to people – Fri, 6:30 AM – 11:15 AM; and, Sat and Sun, 7:30 living with HIV/AIDS and their families (ASOs), AM to 10 AM.

(800) 413-2272 or (802) 656-3700 HIV-specific clinics for medical care, insurance assistance programs, HIV testing as well as other Depart en of Health programs which may be For a com m plet te directory of State approved substance helpful. For more information call (8 2) 863-7245. use programs, please call (802) 651-1550 0or visit www.state.vt.us/adap/ A Note on the Ryan White CARE Act Syringe Exchange Programs The federal Ryan White CARE Act provides coverage Green Mounta ain Needle Co o -op - Burlington (802) for health c re and supp rt services for people living with HIV disease. Enacted in 1990, it fills gaps in care 860-3567 faced by those with low-incomes and little or no VT CARES – St.

Johnsbury (802) 749-9061 ACORN – Whitte River Junction (603) 448-8887 insurance. Par B of the CARE Act provides grants to VT Harm Reduction Coalition – Brattleboro – (802) all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and five newly eligible 251-0066 U.S. Pacific Territories and Associated Jurisdictions. Part B also funds the AIDS Medication Assistance Program (AMAP). Part B funds may be used to Other Services Other forms of assistance are available to people with provide a variety of health care and support services. disabilities and/or limited income, including help with In Vermont these services are rovided by ASOs fuel bills, transportation, and emp ployment.

(AIDS Service Organizations) and Vermont’s Comprehensive Care Clinics. To find out more about Vermont Public Transportation Association (800) CARE Act programs in Vermont, call the HIV/AIDS 685-7433 Program at (802) 863-7245. Home Heating Fuel Assistance; Agency of Human AIDS Medication Assistance Program Services (800) 479-6151 The AIDS Medication Assistance Program (AMAP) provides assistance with the purchase of prescription Vermont Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (802) medications to eligible low income Vermonters living 241-2186 with HIV disease (even if the client has private insurance, State-funded insurance, Medicare, or no Special Services Unit of the Vermont Department of insurance).

The medications for which this program Libraries (800) 479-1711 provides funding are listed on the AMAP formulary, and includes all current FDA approved HAART Vermont Center for Independent Living medications.

(800) 639-1522 CONTACT INFORMATION Vermont Department of Health HIV/AIDS Program (802) 863-7245 AIDS Service Organizations and Other Organizations Providing HIV/AIDS Services and Support AIDS Service Organizations (ASOs) are the backbone of support for people in Vermont Living with HIV/AIDS. They are independently operated and are staffed with both paid employees and volunteers. All of the agencies listed below offer a diverse range of services. Through Ryan White Part B funding some services such as case management, nutritional support, and treatment adherence can be accessed. In most instances these services can be accessed directly from the ASO, in other instances payments to third parties or made to service providers.

Other state supported services such as transportation to treatment appointments, co-pays for certain treatments and emergency assistance funds are also available through ASO’s when there is a demonstrated need.

The staff at ASOs and other organizations providing HIV/AIDS services and support are knowledgeable about the resources available in their communities. They are well prepared to make recommendations and referrals. Please feel free to call these organizations with questions you have about their services. All of the organizations in this guide that provide HIV/AIDS services and support maintain policies of confidentiality. AIDS Community Resource Network (ACORN) ACORN provides a variety of services for those living with HIV/AIDS in Vermont including case management, volunteer assistance such as transportation, respite, hospital visitation, and help with any day-to-day tasks, including assistance with nutritional care.

ACORN also provides support groups, referrals and advocacy and is committed to preventing the spread of HIV through education. ACORN also has limited funds available for substance use counseling, complementary therapies and financial assistance.

CONTACT INFORMATION 2 Blacksmith Street, Lebanon, NH 03766 (603) 448-8887 www.acornvtnh.org AIDS Project of Southern Vermont AIDS Project of Southern Vermont provides case management services, family-based counseling, support groups and limited financial and household assistance, as well as funding for substance use and mental health counseling. Clients can also be matched with volunteers to provide additional assistance. AIDS Project of Southern Vermont also serves the greater community through prevention programs.

CONTACT INFORMATION 67 Main Street, Suite 42, P.O. Box 1486, Brattleboro, VT 05301 (802) 254-4444 324 Main Street, P.O.

Box 4264, Bennington, VT 05201 (802) 447-8007 www.aidsprojectsouthernvermont.org Twin State Network Twin States Network provides support, education and prevention services to individuals, children and families impacted or infected with HIV and Hepatitis C in Vermont and New Hampshire. Our services include: peer support, Straight Talk HIV prevention workshops for heterosexuals, Women’s Retreat, Kids’ Camp, HIV prevention workshops for young men, and a variety of publications and DVDs providing information about HIV, HCV and Stigma.

AIDS Treatment News P. O. Box 411256 San Francisco, CA 94103-1012 (800) 873-2812 Update Distributed by the Vermont PWA Coalition (802) 229-5754 www.vtpwac.org Active Voice+ A Publication of the National Association of People Living with AIDS P. O. Box 18345 Washington, DC 20036 www.napwa.org Risk Reduction Counseling Safe behavior, whether the issue is sex or needle use, can be difficult to maintain. Health department counselors are available to provide information and support to people concerned about the risk of HIV transmission. CONTACT INFORMATION Vermont AIDS Hotline (800) 882-2437 Social Security Benefits Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability insurance (SSDI) are two benefits programs through the federal Social Security Administration.

You may be eligible for enrollment in these programs if you are living with HIV/AIDS. SSI benefits are paid to individuals who have low income and limited resources. SSDI is based on your work history and the amount you receive each month is based on your earnings. The medical requirements for enrolling in these programs are the same. CONTACT INFORMATION (800) 772-1213 (Social Security Information Center) (802) 223-5663 (VT Social Security Office) www.ssa.gov Substance Use Alcoholics Anonymous has meetings around the state. In addition, there are several other drug and alcohol crisis lines available.

CONTACT INFORMATION Alcoholic’s Anonymous (802) 860-8382

call an ASO in your area for a list of local therapists who may be able to help. VT Council on Community Mental Health Services (802) 223-1773 www.vtcouncil.org Community Emergency Mental Health Centers Counseling Centers of Addison County Middlebury: 802-388-7641 United Counseling Services Bennington: 802-442-5491 Northeast Kingdom Human Services St. Johnsbury: 802-748-3181 Newport: 802 334-6744 Howard Center For Human Services Burlington: Crisis 802-363-2400 Adult Out-Patient 802-488-6100 Rutland Mental Health Services Rutland: 802-775-1000 Non-Traditional Therapies There are organizations and individuals in Vermont who offer treatment that may be helpful in addition to traditional medicine for people living with HIV/AIDS.

These therapies include acupuncture, acupressure, herbal therapies, shiatsu, Reiki, yoga, massage, meditation, etc. For contact information for complementary therapists in your area, please call Vermont’s HIV/AIDS Program (802) 863-7245.

Partner Notification Health Department counselors are available to assist people living with HIV/AIDS in notifying their sexual and needle-sharing partners. Notifying partners about possible risk for HIV/AIDS is important so that they can receive testing and care if needed. When a person requests Health Department assistance in notifying partners, the identity of the original person is kept strictly anonymous. CONTACT INFORMATION VT HIV/AIDS Program (802) 863-7245 VT AIDS Hotline (800) 882-2437 Publications Space does not allow us to list all the publications for people living with HIV. Below are some of the better known resources.

CONTACT INFORMATION P. O. Box 882, Bellows Falls, VT 05101 (888) 338-8796 www.twinstatesnetwork.net Vermont People with AIDS Coalition The Vermont People With AIDS Coalition provides a variety of services including healthcare advocacy, workshops, retreats, a newsletter and peer counseling for people living with HIV/AIDS in Vermont. The organization also runs a buyer’s cooperative. CONTACT INFORMATION P. O. Box 11 Montpelier, VT 05601 (802) 229-5754 1-800-698-8792 (PWAC hotline) www.vtpwac.org vtpwac@sover.net Vermont CARES VT CARES Provides advocacy, emergency assistance (including funds for mental health and substance use counseling , transportation and treatment adherence services.

CARES also provides social and support groups and information and referral services, and runs a speaker’s bureau, and offers prevention and education services including oral HIV testing.

CONTACT INFORMATION 187 St. Paul Street P.O. Box 5248 Burlington, VT 05402 (802) 863-2437 (800) 649-2437 Vermont CARES 27 South Main Street P. O. Box 6033 Rutland, VT 05701 (802) 775-5884 Vermont CARES 1290 Hosptial Drive, Suite 1, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819 (802) 748-9061 www.vtcares.org

Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration CHILDREN’S SERVICES for more information. Vermont Children’s Hospital at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington has physicians who treat children CONTACT INFORMATION with HIV/AIDS. Vermont Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration CONTACT INFORMATION (802) 828-2900 Vermont Children’s Hospital at Fletcher Allen Health (800) 631-7788 Care.

www.bishca.state.vt.us/ (802) 847-8200 Medicaid Vermont Department of Health has Medicaid is a health insurance program for people 65 regionally-based family-focused programs for children and older, people who are blind or disabled, children, with special needs, offering specialty clinics, medical pregnant women, and parents or caretaker relatives. social worker support, and limited financial assistance. You must also meet certain income and certain resources guidelines.

CONTACT INFORMATION (800) 660-4427 or (802) 863-7338 CONTACT INFORMATION (800) 287-0589 or (802) 241-2800 (Vermont Parent to Parent of Vermont is a statewide Department of Economic Services Division) support and informat tion network for families with www.path.state.v .us children who have chronic illness, including HIV/AIDS. Medicare Medicare is a federal health insurance program for CONTACT INFORMATION people over the age of 65, some people with (800) 800-4005 or (802) 764-5290 disabilities under the age of 65, and some people with www. partoparvt.org end-stage renal disease. Medicare has four parts: A) Hospital Insurance, which most people do not have to Dental Care Assistance Program (DCAP) pay for; B) Medical Insurance, which most people The Dental Care Assistance Program provides have to pay for on a monthly basis; C) Managed Care; financial assistance to underinsured (may have other and, D) Prescription coverage.

dental insurance and still be eligible) and uninsured Vermonters living with HIV/AIDS. The services in CONTACT INFORMATION this program include: diagnostic procedures including Vermont Social Security (800) 772-1213 x-rays and evaluations; preventive care including www.ssa.gov cleanings; restorative treatments including silver fillings, tooth colored fillings and root canals; Vermont Health Access Plan (VHAP) removable prostheses including complete and partial This state-sponsored insurance plan pays for medical dentures and necessary oral surgery including services and pharmaceuticals for people who meet the extractions.

income guidelines. There is no resource test. This program is for people who have no health insurance CONTACT INFORMATION that provides hospital/doctor coverage. There are a Vermont Department of Health, HIV/AIDS Program variety of qualification requirements for applicants. (802) 863-7245 CONTACT INFORMATION Discrimination (800) 250-8427 Although growing public awareness about HIV, and http://www.dsw.state.vt.us/Programs_Pages/H the way it is transmitted, has reduced the levels of ealthcare/healthcare.htm irrational fear once associated with the disease, there are still people who haven’t gotten the message.

Consequently, discrimination still exists. Both Vermont and the federal government have tough, VT Insurance Continuation Assistance effective laws designed to prevent discrimination Program against people infected with HIV/AIDS. These laws address discrimination in housing, employment, at The Insurance Continuation Assistance Program (ICAP) is a state-funded program administered by school, by any public or private entity that offers the Vermont Department of Health AIDS/STD goods and services to the general public, and all Program. It s designed to pay insurance premiums aspects of medi ical care.

If you feel that you have for eligible individuals who, due to deteriorating been discriminated against, or are in any way being health relating to HIV, are unable to continue treated differently because of your HIV status, you working, or have to reduce their hours of can seek relief under these laws in a number of ways. employment, and is at risk of losing their group or In addition, complaints can be filed and investigated individual health insurance coverage.

by the Vermont Human Rights Commission in most situations except private employment, which is CONTACT INFORM TION handled by the Vermont A Attorney General’s Office. Vermont Department of Health HIV/AIDS Program Both of these offices and your local ASO also have (802) 863-7245 private attorney referral lists. CONTACT INFORMATION Legal Issues Vermont Hu uman Ri ights Commission n (802) 828-2480 Services s ch as s mple estate plan ing, wills, durable Vermont Attorney General’s Office (802) 828-3171 powers of attorney for health care and living wills are available free of charge through the Vermont V lunteer Lawyers Project.

In addition, the Vermont Ethics Ne work and most hospitals provide living Foo od Services Vermont’s st tatewide Meals on Wheels program wills and durable powers of attorney for health care, provides home-delivered hot meals to people for both of which can be completed and executed whom cooking is difficult or impractical. This without the help of a lawyer. For more information program is administered by the Vermont Center for call: Independent Living. Several ASO’s in Vermont also provide home-delivered meals to their clients. If you Vermont Volunteer Lawyers Project need assistance purchasing food, Vermont’s food (800) 639-8857 stamp program, administered by the Vermont Economic Services Division (see listing above), may Vermont Ethics Network be able to help.

Many communities have food banks (802) 828-2909 administered by the town government or a local www.vtethicsnetwork.org church. Your town clerk may be able to direct you (800) 889-2047 to local resources. The Commodity Supplemental (802) 863-2871 (VT Legal Aid, Burlington) Food Program (CSFP) is another resource for people (802) 223-6377 (VT Legal Aid, Montpe ier) over the age of sixty and women with chil ldren in (802) 775-0021 (VT Legal Aid, Rutland) their first year who meet the eligibility requirements. (802) 748-8721 (VT Legal Aid, St. Johnsbury) (802) 885-5181 (VT Legal Aid, Springfield) CONTACT INFORMATION www.vtlegalaid.org VT Center for Independent Living (800) 639 1522 CSFP (802) 477-4120 Health Care Mental Health Care There are ten state-funded community mental health centers in Vermont that provide crisis counseling Many Health Care providers in Vermont, ranging free of charge and long term counseling on a sliding from small town family practitioners to specialists at fee schedule.

Many therapists in private practice do large medical centers, treat people living with the same. The Vermont Council on Mental Health HIV/AIDS on a regular basis. Some people prefer Services can refer you to a center in your area or, or their family doctors for their primary HIV/AIDS care; others feel that treatment by a specialized HIV/AIDS team at a medical center is best for

CHILDREN’S SERVICES Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration Vermont Children’s Hospital at Fletcher Allen Health for more information. Care in Burlington has physicians who treat children with HIV/AIDS. CONTACT INFORMATION Vermont Department of Banking, Insurance, CONTACT INFORMATION Securities and Health Care Administration Vermont Children’s Hospital at Fletcher Allen Health (802) 828-2900 Care. (800) 631-7788 (802) 847-8200 www.bishca.state.vt.us/ Vermont Department of Health has Medicaid regionally-based family-focused programs for children Medicaid is a a health insurance program for people 65 with speci l needs, offering specialty clinics, medical and older, people who are blind or disabled, children, social worker support, and limited financial assistance.

pregnant women, and parents or caretaker relatives. You must also meet certain income and certain CONTACT INFORMATION resources guidelines. (800) 660-4427 or (802) 863-7338 CONTACT INFORMATION Parent to Parent of Vermont is a statewide (800) 287-0589 or (802) 241-2800 (Vermont support and information network for families with Department of Economic Services Division) children who have chronic illness, including www.path.state.vt.us HIV/AIDS.

Medicare CONTACT INFORMATION (800) 800-4005 or (802) 764-5290 Medicare is a federal health insurance program for www. partoparvt.org people over the age of 65, some people with disabilities under the age of 65, and some people with end-stage rena al diseas se. Medicare has four parts: A) Dental C re A sistance Program (DCAP) Hospital Insurance, which most people do not have to The Dental Care Assistance Program provides pay for; B) Medical Insurance, which most people financial assistance to underinsured (may have other have to pay for on a monthly basis; C) ) Managed Care; dental insurance and still be eligible and uninsured and, D) Prescription coverage.

Vermonters living with HIV/AIDS. The services in this program include: diagnostic procedures including CONTACT INFORMATION x-rays and evaluations; preventive care including Vermont Social Security (800) 772-1213 cleanings; restorative treatments including silver www.ssa.gov fillings, tooth colored fillings and root canals; removable prostheses including complete and partial dentures and necessary oral surgery including extractions. Vermont Health Access Plan (VHAP) This state-sponsored insurance plan pays for medical services and pharmaceuticals for people who meet the CONTACT INFORMATION income guidelines.

There is no resource test. This Vermont Department of Health, HIV/AIDS Program program is for people who have no health insurance (802) 863-7245 that provides hospital/doctor coverage. There are a variety of qualification requirements for applicants. Discrimination CONTACT INFORMATION Although growing public awareness about HIV, and (800) 250-8427 the way it is transmitted, has reduced the levels of http://www.dsw.state.vt.us/Programs_Pages/H irrational fear once associated with the disease, there ealthcare/healthcare.htm are still people who haven’t gotten the message. Consequently, discrimination still exists.

Both Vermont and the federal government have tough, effective laws designed to prevent discrimination against people infected with HIV/AIDS. These laws address discrimination in housing, employment, at VT Insurance Continuation Assistance Program school, by any public or private entity that offers The Insurance Continuation Assistance Program goods and services to the general public, and all (ICAP) is a state-funded program administered by aspects of medical care. If you feel that you have the Vermont Department of Health AIDS/STD been discriminated against, or are in any way being Program.

It is designed to pay insurance premiums treated differently because of your HIV status, you for eligible individuals who, due to deteriorating can seek relief under these laws in a number of ways. health relating to HIV, are unable to continue In addition, complaints can be filed and investigated working, or have to reduce their hours of by the Vermont Human Rights Commission in most employment, and is at risk of losing their group or situations except private employment, which is individual health insurance coverage. handled by the Vermont Attorney General’s Office. Both of these offices and your local ASO also have CONTACT INFORMATION private attorney referral lists.

Vermont Department of Health HIV/AIDS Program (802) 863-7245 CONTACT INFORMATION Vermont Human Rights Commission (802) 828-2480 Legal Issues Vermont Attorney General’s Office (802) 828-3171 Services such as simple estate planning, wills, durable powers of attorney for health care and living wills are Food Services available free of charge through the Vermont Vermont’s statewide Meals on Wheels program Volunteer Lawyers Project. In addition, the Vermont provides home-delivered hot meals to people for Ethics Network and most hospitals provide living whom cooking is difficult or impractical. This wills and durable powers of attorney for health care, program is administered by the Vermont Center for both of which can be completed and executed Independent Living.

Several ASO’s in Vermont also without the help of a lawyer. For more information provide home-delivered meals to their clients. If you call: need assistance purchasing food, Vermont’s food stamp program, administered by the Vermont Vermont Volunteer Lawyers Project Economic Services Division (see listing above), may (800) 639-8857 be able to help. Many communities have food banks administered by the town government or a local Vermont Ethics Network church. Your town clerk may be able to direct you (802) 828-2909 to local resources. The Commodity Supplemental www.vtethicsnetwork.org Food Program (CSFP) is another resource for people (800) 889-2047 over the age of sixty and women with children in (802) 863-2871 (VT Legal Aid, Burlington) their first year who meet the eligibility requirements.

(802) 223-6377 (VT Legal Aid, Montpelier) (802) 775-0021 (VT Legal Aid, Rutland) CONTACT INFORMATION (802) 748-8721 (VT Legal Aid, St. Johnsbury) VT Center for Independent Living (800) 639 1522 (802) 885-5181 (VT Legal Aid, Springfield) CSFP (802) 477-4120 www.vtlegalaid.org Mental Health Care Health Care Many Health Care providers in Vermont, ranging There are ten state-funded community mental health from small town family practitioners to specialists at centers in Vermont that provide crisis counseling large medical centers, treat people living with free of charge and long term counseling on a sliding HIV/AIDS on a regular basis.

Some people prefer fee schedule. Many therapists in private practice do their family doctors for their primary HIV/AIDS the same. The Vermont Council on Mental Health care; others feel that treatment by a specialized Services can refer you to a center in your area or, or HIV/AIDS team at a medical center is best for

them. If you choose to be treated by your family doctor, you may want to suggest that he or she establish a working relationship with a regional medical center that has a specific HIV/AIDS treatment program. Comprehensive Care Clinics The Comprehensive Care Clinics, located in four locations throughout Vermont, offer a full range of medical services for people living with HIV/AIDS. The Comprehensive Care clinics are teams of health professionals consisting of physicians, nurses, social workers, dieticians and support personnel. Through Ryan White, they provide early intervention services (including Orasure counseling and testing), nutritional counseling, and treatment adherence services.

CONTACT INFORMATION Comprehensive Care Clinic 9 Belmont Ave. Brattleboro, VT 05301 257-8860 Comprehensive Care Clinic 111 Colchester Avenue, 5th floor Burlington, VT 05401 847-4594 Comprehensive Care Clinic 160 Allen Road Rutland, VT 05701 747-1831 Comprehensive Care Clinic Hospital Drive St. Johnsbury, VT 05819 751-7603 Dartmouth-Hitchcock Infectious Disease 1 Medical Center Drive Lebanon, NH 03756 CONTACT INFORMATION (603) 650-8840 Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center HIV/AIDS Program The DHMC in Lebanon, New Hampshire, offers a full range of medical services for people living with HIV/AIDS.

DHMC has an HIV/AIDS team consisting of physicians, nurses, social workers, and support personnel. Members of the team are familiar with other medical and non-medical HIV/AIDS services available in Vermont and New Hampshire.

HOTLINES Vermont AIDS Hotline (Mon-Fri 8:00-4:30) (800) 882 2437 CDC Information Line- 24 hours, 7 days a week) (800) 342-2437 Women's Rape Crisis (802) 863-1236 or (800) 489-7273 Women Helping Battered Women (802) 658-1996 or (800) ABUSE95 Safe Space (LGBTQQ) (802)863-0003 or (866) 869-7341 Adult Protective Services Program (800) 564-1612 Housing Resources People living with HIV/AIDS can qualify for federal, state, or local subsidized housing in Vermont. To be eligible, one must be “disabled” in the eyes of the government. Individuals collecting Social Security benefits usually qualify for subsidized housing; otherwise, you need a letter from your doctor stating that you are disabled.

In addition, the Vermont Center for Independent Living can provide assistance with home accessibility modifications that may be needed.

CONTACT INFORMATION (802) 828-3295 (Vermont Sate Housing Authority) (800) 639-1522 (VT Center for Independent Living) Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA) Persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families may require housing. HOPWA which is administered by Vermont Housing and Conservation Board provides emergency short term and long term rental assistance. Call for more information. CONTACT INFORMATION (802) 828-5061 – Willa Darley Chapin Insurance Private Insurance Some individuals may wish to purchase private or individual insurance. There are currently two organizations in Vermont that offer individual (non-group) insurance.

Co-pays and deductibles vary between plans. Interested persons should call Vermont Department of Banking,

RUTLAND VERMONT 05701 Comprehensive Care Clinic; Rutland Regional Medical Center; 160 Allen Rd; (802) 747-1831 ST. ALBANS VERMONT 05478 Vermont Department of Health; Destiny Cadieux; 20 Houghton Street, Suite 312; (802) 527-5586 St. JOHNSBURY VERMONT 05819 Comprehensive Care Clinic, Northeast VT Regional Hospital; 1235 Hospital Drive; (802) 751-7603 VERMONT DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Various locations and times; (802) 863-7245 WHITE RIVER JUNCTION VERMONT 05001 / LEBANON NEW HAMPSHIRE 03766: ACORN; 2 Blacksmith Street; Lebanon, NH; (603) 448 8887 Home Health Care Vermont has a network of home health agencies that provide and coordinate home health care for people who need medical care but prefer to stay out of the hospital.

By contacting the Vermont Assembly of Home Health Agencies, you can be put in touch with home health agencies in your area. All providers are certified and trained in HIV/AIDS care.

CONTACT INFORMATION (802) 229-0579 (VT Assembly of Home Health Care Agencies) (800) HOMECARE www.vnavt.com Hospice Hospice programs provide home care for people with terminal illness on a regional basis in Vermont. CONTACT INFORMATION 10 Main Street, Montpelier, VT 05602 (820) 229-0579 (Hospice and Palliative Care Council of Vermont) www.hpccv.org CONTACT INFORMATION (603) 650-8840 http://www.dhmc.org/ The Community Health Center The Community Health Center of Burlington provides quality primary care at a reasonable cost and emphasizes a philosophy of are based on prevention and education.

Interpretive services are available for Vietnamese, Spanish and French speakers. A sliding fee scale is available for those patients without insurance.

CONTACT INFORMATION 617 Riverside Ave., Suite 200 Burlington, VT 05401 (802) 864-6309 Vermont Regional Hemophilia Center This center is located in Burlington and provides services to people living with HIV/AIDS who also have bloodclotting disorders. CONTACT INFORMATION (802) 863-7338 or 865-1326 Veterans Medical Center The Veterans Administration Hospital in White River Junction has an HIV/AIDS treatment program, which is operated in conjunction with the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. There is also a Hospice room at the center for patients and families.

CONTACT INFORMATION Office of the Regional Counsel (02) VA Medical & Regional Office Center 215 North Main Street White River Junction, VT 05009-0001 (802) 295-9363 (866)-687-8387 www.visn1.med.va.gov/wrj/ Family Services Economic Services Division (ESD) of the VT Department for Children and Families.

ESD provides financial support, human services, insurance resources and case management to families throughout Vermont. ESD, formerly the Department of Prevention, Assistance, Transition, and Health Access (PATH) and before that the Department of Social Welfare (DSW),

admini isters s stat te and federal programs programs such as adm nister s ate and federal such as Medicaid, Food ood Stamps, amps, and Reach Up to assist Medicaid, F St and Reach Up to assist eligible ligible Vermonters in need. e Vermonters in need. CONTACT INFORMATION CONTACT INFORMATION Economic Services Economic Services Division (ESD) sion (ESD) Divi (802) 241-2800 0or (800 0) 287-0589 (802) 241-28 0 or (8 0) 287-0589 www ww.dsw.state.vt.us w.dsw.state.vt.us HEPATITIS A AND B VACCINE HEPATITIS A AND B VACCINE VT Depa VT Depa rtmen men t of Heal Heal th Immunization Pro munization Pro gram rt t of th Im gram (802) 863-7638 (802) 863-7638 HEPATITIS C CO-INFECTION/HCV TESTING HEPATITIS C CO-INFECTION/HCV TESTING Various s services and locations.

Variou services and locations. CONTAC CONTAC T INFORMATION FORMATION T IN VT HIV VT HIV /AIDS/STD/Hepatiti /STD/Hepatiti s C Program Program (800) /AIDS s C (800) 244 4-7639 or (802) 951-4065 2 4-7639 or (802) 951-4065 HIV TESTING HIV TESTING The AIDS Program also o oversees the stat te’s The AIDS Program als oversees the s ate’s anonymo anonymo us testing sites, testing offeri sites, offeri ng free HIV free HIV counseling unseling us ng co and testing at 24 differe ent sites statewi ewi de. Several sites veral sites and testing at 24 diff rent sites stat de. Se now offer oral HIV testin now offer oral HIV testin g that does not requi not requi re a g that does re a bloo od sample.

Sites that offer anonymous oral HIV bl od sample. Sites that offer anonymous oral HIV testing are listed below. (Please note that this is s not a testing are listed below. (Please note that thi is not a completeelist of testing sites. There e are also 13 Plann n ed compl te list of testing sites. Th re are also 13 Pla ned Parenthood sites which offer confident ident ial, blood-drawn blood-drawn testing esting on ial, t on Parenthood sites which offer conf a slidi ing fee scale. For more information call the Vermont a sl ding fee scale. For more information call the Vermont AIDS Hotline (Mon-Fri 8:00 0-4:30) (800 0) 88 82-2 2437).

AIDS Hotline (Mon-Fri 8: 0-4:30) (8 0) 8 -2437). Oral HIV Testing Sites Oral HIV Testing Sites BARR RE VERMONT 05602 BA RE VERMONT 05602 Berlin Family Health; 130 Fisher Pond Road; Central Berlin Family Health; 130 Fisher Pond Road; Central Vermont Medical Center; STE. 3-1; (802) 22 25-7000 00 25-7 0 Vermont Medical Center; STE. 3-1; (802) BENN N INGTON VERMONT 05201: BE NINGTON VERMONT 05201: AIDS Project of Southern VT; 324 Main Street (second AIDS Project of Southern VT; 324 Main Street (second floo or); (802) 44 47-800 07 fl or); (802) 47-8 07 Vermont Department of Health; Chris Bongartz; 324 Vermont Department of Health; Chris Bongartz; 324 Main Street, Suite 2; (802) 44 47-3531 Main Street, Suite 2; (802) 47-3531 BRATT TLEBORO VERMONT 05301 BRA TLEBORO VERMONT 05301 AIDS Project of Southern VT; 67 Main Street, Suite AIDS Project of Southern VT; 67 Main Street, Suite #42; (802) 254-4444 4 444 - 4 #42; (802) 25 Brattleboro Brattleboro Memorial morial Hospital spital ; Comprehensive Care Me Ho ; Comprehensive Care Clinic; Clinic; 17 Belmont Aven ont Aven ue Brattleboro, Brattl VT eboro, VT 05301 5301 17 Belm ue 0 (802) 257-88 860 (802) 257- 860 BURLINGTON VERMO VERMO NT 05401 05401 BURLINGTON NT Act Act 1 / Bridge Program Bridge Program ; 184 Pearl 184 Street; Pearl Street; (802) 859 1 ( 802) 859 1230 1230 Safe Recovery; 28 Pine Street; (802) 860-3567 Safe Recovery; 28 Pine Street; (802) 860-3567 Comm munity Health Center; 617 Riverside Avenue; Co munity Health Center; 617 Riverside Avenue; (802) 864-6309 (802) 864-6309 RU12?; 34 Elmwoo od Avenue; (802) 860-7812 RU12?; 34 Elmw od Avenue; (802) 860-7812 Spectrum One Stop; 177 7Pearl Street; (802) 862-5396 Spectrum One Stop; 1 7 Pearl Street; (802) 862-5396 Ext.

206 or 422 2 Ext. 206 or 4 2 Outright Vermont; North Winoo oski Avenue; (802) Outright Vermont; North Win oski Avenue; (802) 865-9677 7 865-96 7 He ; 294 North Wino ski (802) 864-2631 Comprehensive Care Clini ic; FAHC HC Infectious Comprehensive Care Cl nic; FA Infectious Disease Clini ic, East Pavilion, Level 5; (802) 847 Disease Cl nic, East Pavilion, Level 5; (802) 847 4594 4594 Women of Colo or Alliance; 12 North North Street; (802) Women of C lor Alliance; 12 Street; (802) 66 60-0 0 606 6 -0606 MIDD DLEBURY VERMONT 05753 MI DLEBURY VERMONT 05753 Open Doo or Clini ic; 812 Exchange Street, Ste.

2; (802) Open D or Cl nic; 812 Exchange Street, Ste. 2; (802) 388 8-0137 3 8-0137 NEWPORT VERMONT 05855 5 NEWPORT VERMONT 058 5 Vermont Department of Health; Barb Thompson; Vermont Department of Health; Barb Thompson; 100 0Main Street, Ste. 22 20; (802) 33 34-4 4391 1 0 Main Street, Ste. 20; (802) 3 -4391 RICHFORD VERMONT 05476 RICHFORD VERMONT 05476 Richford Health Center; 53 Main Street; (802) 848 Richford Health Center; 53 Main Street; (802) 848 3829 3829

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