The South Dakota Ryan White Part B Program aims to assist low-income, HIV-infected individuals with the cost of specific healthcare needs.
The South Dakota Ryan White Part B Program is funded by an annual federal grant. Benefits are determined by federal guidelines and a state advisory council made up of representatives from health care, those with HIV disease, support groups, and state agencies.
Eligibility & Benefits
To be eligible for the program, an applicant must meet the following criteria:
- Be a South Dakota Resident
- Be Diagnosed as HIV Positive
- Have an Income at or less than 300% of the federal poverty level
Benefits available include:
- AIDS Drug Reimbursement Program (ADAP) – financial assistance for specific prescription drugs - formulary
- Patient Care (Home and Community-Based Care) – financial assistance for specific outpatient medical and support services
- Continuation of Health Insurance – financial assistance for insurance premiums, deductibles, and co-payments
Complete and submit the application form. Applicants will be notified in writing whether they are eligible for services or whether they will be placed on a waiting list for services. One service available to those on the waiting list is case management services. A case manager can help you find other resources to assist you.
The Department of Health administers the program. Due to limited funding, applicants may be placed on a waiting list.
The Ryan White Part B Advisory Council discusses program areas to fund, services to provide, and specific funding allocations.
Ryan White Part B CARE Program
South Dakota Department of Health
615 E. 4th St.
Pierre, SD 57501-1700