HIV Prevention/Hepatitis C Prevention Services Program
Anonymous testing, counseling, and referral services provided for high-risk clients at no charge.
Since 1994, this Program has contracted with the DPHHS to provide services through partnership, initiative, and collaborative approach including HIV testing and counseling, risk reduction, and case management to ensure a client has the transition from a positive, confirmatory test result to being linked in care through comprehensive referral networks. Program has a partial FTE and is grant funded.
Goals and Objectives:
Reduce the numbers of Montanans who become HIV positive or re-infected with HIV.
Reduce risk behaviors among those at greatest risk for HIV infection.
Promote early knowledge of HIV status through HIV testing.
Ensure all persons recommended for or receiving testing receives information regarding transmission, prevention, and the meaning of HIV test results.
Provide health and prevention services regarding HIV, STD, and Hepatitis C.
Coordinate, implement, and evaluate HIV Prevention Service Delivery Plan.
Provide HIV/Hep C testing and counseling at BSBHD; Pre-Release; WATCH Program, and Boulder Riverside Correctional Facility.
Ryan White Case Management Services for Persons with HIV
Case management is a multi-step process which ensures coordination of medical and specialty care along with access to a range of appropriate medical, psychosocial and social services for the client and family; promotes and supports the independent functioning of the client and family.
Goals and Objectives:
To provide clients with the opportunity to obtain case management services; assuring continuity of care and follow-up
To provide a comprehensive family-centered assessment of medical, social, and psychosocial needs
To develop a service plan which addresses clinical care, social and psychosocial needs
To provide documented assistance in coordinating multidisciplinary health care services and referral activities, in order to minimize duplication of services
To ensure that 24-hour crisis intervention information is available and easily accessible to clients
To provide ongoing follow-up activities to ensure delivery of needed health care and social services
To provide periodic reassessment and evaluation of client needs and case management activities
To integrate case management services into BSBHD's HIV Quality Review Plan