Ryan White HIV/AIDS

Ryan White offers full medical coverage for people with HIV or AIDS. Individual income must be at or below 500 % FPL ($5,060*) per month. No legal residency requirements. You must live in LA County, not have health insurance, and apply for Medi-Cal if eligible.

For more information, click here or call (800) 367-2437.

Who can get it?

Eligible person’s requirements:

Individuals who:

  • are 18 years or older with HIV or AIDS diagnosis
  • have incomes at or below 500% FPL ($5,060*) per month
  • are without health insurance or not enough insurance to pay for medical care
  • reside within LA County
  • are eligible for Medi-Cal with a Share-of-Cost (SOC) may be eligible for Ryan White

How much does it cost?

  • No cost for those with income at or below $5,060* per month

What is required?

  • L.A. County address must be provided
  • Individuals who are U.S. citizens or Legal Permanent Residents (LPR) of 5 years or more, may be eligible for full-scope Medi-Cal provided they meet the basic program screening requirements
  • Individuals who are not U.S. citizens and who cannot show proof of their immigration status may be eligible for restricted-scope Medi-Cal and/or Ryan White benefits; however they must meet the Eligible Persons requirement listed above

What is covered?

  • Doctor visits and ambulatory medical care
  • AIDS drug assistance program
  • AIDS pharmaceutical assistance
  • Oral health
  • Home and community health services
  • Substance abuse outpatient services
  • Medical case management, including treatment adherence services, and cost sharing assistance for low income individuals
  • Support services may include outreach, medical transportation, linguistic services, referrals for health care and other support services, and substance abuse residential services

Where do I go for care?

  • LA County DHS HIV clinics or community based HIV clinic

Where do I apply?

  • Any County HIV Clinic or community based HIV clinic

*Monthly income level above is based on the April 1, 2018 Federal Poverty Levels (FPL) for a family size of one.