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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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Update: Receive a free $50 Visa gift card when you get the COVID-19 vaccine at a Hennepin County vaccine event, as supplies allow.

☎️ Call 612-348-8900 for help in English, Spanish, Somali, and Hmong.

Through late 2021, there is continued evidence that people with HIV may be receiving the COVID-19 vaccine at a lower rate than the general population. The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) worked with public health communications to develop this toolkit. If you are a RWHAP provider or other HIV organization, please use the newsletter or email/letter templates to reach clients. These templates can be modified as needed to meet the needs of your organization and clients.

Additionally, we have a printable 1-page flyer to provide information about the COVID-19 vaccine. View the flyer (PDF).

Contracted provider reporting

Quarterly reports are due the 20th for the previous fiscal year quarter.

  • Part A deadlines: June 20, September 20, December 20, and March 20.
  • Part B deadlines: 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.




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.


The 2020 HIV/AIDS Comprehensive Needs Assessment (NA2020) collected over 800 responses from people with HIV living in Minnesota and the Minneapolis-St. Paul Transitional Grant Area from March to November 2020. The survey was developed collaboratively by Hennepin County Public Health, Minnesota Department of Human Services, and the Minnesota Council for HIV/AIDS Care and Prevention.

Reports and presentations

2020 HIV community needs assessment service needs analysis presentation (PDF)

Reports will continue to be released through fall 2021.

Survey instruments

Data collection

Data collection was originally going to be done online and in-person. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the data collection methodology moved to online, paper, and phone modes.

Learn more from the HIV community needs assessment team’s experience (YouTube).

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 (DOCX) 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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