Department of Medicine
University of Wisconsin
Ryan White Title IIIb
Ryan White Title IIIb is a federally funded grant providing early intervention and ongoing primary care services to HIV-infected individuals. Any HIV-infected individiual in the state of Wisconsin and beyond is eligilbe for this program if he/she meets the eligibility requirements. HIV Primary care services include:
- Diagnosis and treatment of HIV disease
- Early interventions and prophylaxis for HIV related complications
- General medical care
- Psychological and psychosocial assessment and treatment
- Referrals to specialty clinics, and
- Screening for clinical trials
If you currently do not have health insurance or your insurance does not cover all your health care needs(e.g. dental or mental health) you may be eligible for the Ryan White Title IIIb Program. There may be a minimal cost to you depending on your income. Some services are not covered by the Ryan White Title IIIb Program (e.g. emergency room visist, hospitalizations). There may be alternatives for payment of non-covered services. This will be discussed at your initial visit.
- Physician, nurse and social work case management services in the HIV clinic
- Special eye exams at the UWHC Eye clinic for individuals with CD4 (T-helper cell) counts under 200.
- Dermatology (skin problems) visits
- Nutritional counseling
- Gynecology exams
- Laboratory work
- Certain X-ray services
- Dental Services (preventative)
- Alcohol and other Drug Abuse (AODA) assessment and outpatient treatment
- Psychiatric evaluations, individual counseling and psychotherapy groups
- Approved medications not covered by insurance, or the state reimbursement program
You may make a self-referral or have your physician's office call to set up the initial appointment. Contact the Ryan White Title IIIb Program case manager at (608) 262-5007 for an intake appointment.
What to Expect
All individuals applying to the program will go through an intake assessment which consists of an appointment with both the social worker and the nurse. The social worker can assist with financial and insurance issues. The nurse will perform a health history as well as schedule initial laboratory tests, x-rays, and immunizations. Following these initial visits you will be scheduled to see one of the HIV specialist physicians.
Your first physician appointment will include a review of your medical history and laboratory tests, a physical examination and development of a treatment plan. It is an opportunity for you and your physician to get to know one another. At the conclusion of each visit you will meet with your nurse case manager to go over treatment plan and patient education materials.
Helpful Hints/Common Questions
- What should I bring with me?
- How long will my appointment last?
- What happens after I see the doctor?
- Where do I get my prescriptions filled?
Bring proof of income to your intake visit with the social worker. Any pertinent medical reports, laboratory reports and x-rays which may have been done outside of our facility should be brought to your appointment with the nurse case manager. This information will help our staff assess your situation and determine if other tests need to be done.
Two hours is the typical duration of an intake appointment. Due to individual needs, some appointments may take longer.
After you see the doctor, the nurse case manager will give you your prescriptions, review your medications and treatment plan, and provide education on HIV and your general health. The social worker will meet with you regarding any social, financial or legal concerns.
All approved HIV and non-HIV prescriptions must be filled at:
UWHC Outpatient Pharmacy(Madison)
to be covered by Ryan White Title IIIb Funds.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your care, please call us at (608) 262-5007.