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Ryan White HIV Services

This program works to help low-income people living with HIV access the health care and supportive services needed to successfully treat the disease. In the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area, Hennepin County administers the Ryan White Program to help provide assistance for HIV care.

Hennepin County administers the federal Ryan White Part A grant, to contract with clinic and community-based organizations to provide core medical and supportive services to low-income people living with HIV. The Ryan White Program also provides staffing for the Minnesota Council for HIV/AIDS Care and Prevention which plans for the HIV prevention and services needs of people at risk for or living with HIV/AIDS in Minnesota.

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Contracted provider reporting

Fiscal year 2020 (FY2020) – quarterly reports

Quarterly reports are due the 20th for the previous fiscal year quarter. Part A deadlines are June 20, September 20, December 20, and March 20. Part B deadlines are July 20, October 20, January 20 and April 20. 

Fiscal year 2021 (FY2021) – quarterly reports

Quarterly reports are due the 20th for the previous fiscal year quarter. Part A deadlines are June 20, September 20, December 20, and March 20. Part B deadlines are July 20, October 20, January 20 and April 20.

FY2021 quality improvement plans

FY2021 quality improvements plans are due April 1, 2021. Progress is reported quarterly through the FY2021 quarterly report.

COVID-19 Data Report (CDR)

Contracted providers receiving 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) are required to submit a monthly COVID-19 Data Report (CDR) by the 10th. Hennepin County Public Health will then submit this information to the RWHAP federal funder on your behalf. The final submission is due June 10, 2021, for the month of May 2021.

You will be asked to indicate if your agency has provided telehealth.

"The Health Resources Services Administration defines telehealth as the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration. Technologies include videoconferencing, the internet, store-and-forward imaging, streaming media, and terrestrial and wireless communications.

Telehealth is different from telemedicine because it refers to a broader scope of remote healthcare services than telemedicine. While telemedicine refers specifically to remote clinical services, telehealth can refer to remote non-clinical services, such as provider training, administrative meetings, and continuing medical education, in addition to clinical services." (What is telehealth? How is telehealth different from telemedicine?, The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), https://www.healthit.gov/faq/what-telehealth-how-telehealth-different-telemedicine)

Resources

Medical case management

The medical case management acuity assessment and client service tiers were updated through a recipient/subrecipient partnership. This new acuity assessment and client service tiers should be used starting March 1, 2021.

Finances

CAREWare

Information on how to enter services, reporting deadlines, and other policies and procedures can be found on the Minnesota Department of Health CAREWare team webpage.

Standards

Do you have HIV or think that you might have HIV? Do you want to get tested for HIV or get access to medications that can prevent you from being infected with HIV?

The Ryan White system of care

The Ryan White Program at Hennepin County provides funding for HIV-related services and healthcare targeting low-income residents living with HIV across the 13-county metropolitan area, centered on Hennepin County. HIV care services allow people living with the virus to lead healthy, vibrant lives. These services also stop the virus from spreading.

HIV testing is an important tool to prevent new infections. Today’s test results are available in five minutes. For little or no cost, residents can access HIV testing through primary care providers, community-based settings, private insurance, Medical Assistance, Medicare, and other public health insurance plans. 

The Ryan White system of care factsheet (PDF)  lists HIV-related healthcare providers and the services offered by each provider.

Red Door

Red Door offers sexual health care for all people and sterile syringes for injection drug users. Get confidential HIV/STI testing and treatment in a safe, caring setting at the Red Door.

  • 525 Portland Avenue South in Minneapolis
  • Make an appointment or get test results by calling 612-543-5555.
  • Walk-ins are also available.

Get PrEP — the medication that can prevent HIV infections

PrEP is a daily pill for people who don’t have HIV but are at high risk of getting it. This medication, along with condom use, safer sex counseling, and routine testing for sexually transmitted infections, can help reduce your risk of getting HIV. The Red Door Clinic prescribes PrEP. To find more places where you can get PrEP, view the interactive map of providers in the metro area. Select "individual provider locations" to get additional information.

Resources for HIV and sexual health

The JustUs Health AIDSLine can help by:

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