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Ryan White HIV/AIDS Programs

This is a federal program that can be used for primary care only when patients don’t qualify for other insurance such as Medi-Cal, Medicare, or private health insurance.

This program supports HIV outpatient care only.

Table of Contents

Ryan White Care Act has different programs for different services. Each program requires a separate application.

Program Application
Part C Covers primary care
(Your doctor and several other visits in the clinic)
Part D Covers pre-natal & pre-conception, mother, infant,
children and youth primary care
ADAP Covers HIV medication
Dental program Covers oral health care

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Requirements

Ryan White Primary Care Program (RWPCP) provides preventive and primary care services to HIV positive individuals. In order for a patient to receive services through the RWPCP, the individual must:

  • be HIV positive
  • reside in San Diego County
  • be between the ages of 21 and 64
  • not be eligible for insurance or other publically funded programs (i.e. Medi-Cal, Covered California, or other private health insurance)
  • have a Federal Adjusted Gross Income (FAGI) that does not exceed $58,850. 

Note: Individuals must comply with any requirement to apply for Medi-Cal and/or Covered California as directed at the time of application. 

AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) provides medications for the treatment of HIV/AIDS to uninsured or under-insured individuals. In order to qualify for ADAP, the individual must:.

  • be HIV infected;
  • reside in California;
  • be 18 years of age or older;
  • have a Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) that does not exceed 500% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) per year based on family size and household income
  • have a valid prescription from a licensed California physician; and
  • lack private insurance that covers the medications or do not qualify for Medi-Cal.

Note: Individuals must comply with any requirement to apply for Medi-Cal and/or Covered California as directed at the time of application.

How can I apply?

For services at our UCSD Owen Clinic:

Owen Clinic - University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Medical Center
4168 Front St 3rd Floor
San Diego, CA 92103-2030
Location on a Map

Mother and Child
UCSD Mother, Child & Adolescent HIV Program
4076 3rd Ave. Suite 301
San Diego, CA 92103
Location on a Map

UCSD Youth HIV Program
4076 3rd Ave. Suite 301
San Diego, CA 92103
UCSD Mother-Child -Adolescent Program 
Location on a Map

Other Clinic Options

If you choose to receive your care outside of the Owen Clinic, you can find more clinics where you can enroll in the Ryan White Primary Care Program below. Important: In order for your medical visits to be covered, you must be seen at a Ryan White Primary Care Program contracted clinic.

Clinic Locations Phone Number Website
Comprehensive Health Center

286 Euclid Ave, Ste. 302
San Diego, CA 92114
Location on a Map

619-662-4100 www.syhc.org
Antiviral Center -
University of California, San Diego
150 W. Washington St. Ste 100
San Diego, CA 92103
Location on a Map
619-543-8080 avrc.ucsd.edu
Hillcrest Family Health Center 4094 4th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103
619-515-2300 fhcsd.org
King-Chavez Health Center 950 S. Euclid Ave., 2nd Flr.
San Diego, CA 92114
619-662-4100 www.syhc.org
North Park Family Heath Center 3544 30th St.
San Diego, CA 92104
Location on a Map
North County Health Services 150 Valpreda Road
San Marcos, CA 92069
View in Google Maps


San Ysidro Health Center (SYHC) - Main Clinic 4004 Beyer Boulevard
San Ysidro, CA 92173
619-662-4100 www.syhc.org
Vista Community Clinic 134 Grapevine Rd.
Vista, CA 92083
Location on a Map



What documents will I need to bring to the application?

The Owen Clinic recommends you bring a valid ID and your income tax documents (Federal or State tax return along with corresponding W-2s and 1099s). If you're looking to receive your health care outside our clinic at another San Diego community center, some of them may require you to bring the following:

Category Viable Documents
Proof of Identification
  • Driver's License
  • State ID
  • Military ID
  • Passport
  • A case manager affidavit
Proof of HIV Diagnosis
  • Laboratory results
  • Letter of diagnosis
Proof of Residency
  • Utility or cable bill with current address (no cell phone bills)
  • Vehicle registration
  • A signed support affidavit indicating living arrangements
Proof of Income
  • Most current Federal or State tax return including corresponding W-2 or 1099
  • 3-month history of pay stubs
  • Disability award letter
  • Bank statement indicating SSDI, SSA or VA benefits deposited 
  • A signed support affidavit

If you're looking for other Ryan White Programs, find a case manager or benefit counselor near you at: findhivcare.hrsa.gov/Search_HAB.aspx

More Information

To get better informed about the benefits you can get from Ryan Whites HIV/AIDS Programs:

HIV/AIDS Hotline
800-367-AIDS or 415-863-2437
Information available in English, Spanish and Filipino
TDD for the deaf: 888-225-AIDS.

What's a Medi-Cal Denial Letter?

It's a letter verifying that you do not qualify for Medi-Cal services.

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