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Ryan White Part C Program

If you’re living with HIV/AIDS, you may face challenges besides the disease itself, such as finances limiting your ability to fulfill basic needs or receive quality medical care.

The Ryan White Part C Program at SIHF Healthcare brings a range of experience and care to individuals living with or affected by HIV/AIDS in 12 Illinois counties. We can help you navigate your healthcare and insurance options, and coordinate referrals to other services.

Our team aims to be sensitive, non-judgmental and supportive of everyone enrolled in the program regardless of age, gender, lifestyle, religion, or sexual orientation. Our services are completely confidential.

For more information or to enroll in the Ryan White Part C Program, contact the Program Manager at (618) 482-7175.

Program Services

  • Medical services, including primary, dental and mental health care, at multiple locations
  • Access to medications
  • Benefits assistance, including co-pays and deductibles
  • Case management
  • Transportation
  • Referral services
  • Food/nutrition services, including food vouchers
  • Short-term rent/utilities
  • Access to legal services

Note: All services are based on the availability of funding and eligibility criteria, and can change at any time.

HIV Prevention Services

The Ryan White Part C Program also offers extensive outreach and awareness programs to educate the region about HIV and how to prevent it:

  • HIV counseling and testing
  • Rapid, confidential HIV testing available (results in 20 minutes)
  • Risk reduction counseling
  • Community outreach & education
  • HIV prevention presentations
  • Free informational brochures and condoms available 

SIHF Healthcare’s Ryan White Part C Program provides HIV-related medical care at the following locations: 

  • Central Alton Health Center – Alton, Ill.
  • Centreville Health Center – Centreville, Ill.
  • Belleville Family Health Center – Belleville, Ill.
  • McKinley Health Center – Granite City, Ill.
  • Vandalia Healthcare Center – Vandalia, Ill.

Am I Eligible for Services?

To access Ryan White Services, you must be actively enrolled in medical case management and meet eligibility guidelines:

  • You must be HIV positive
  • You must meet certain income guidelines

The Ryan White Part C Program is made possible through the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, HIV/AIDS Bureau, Grant #H76HA00579.

About Ryan White

Ryan White courageously fought AIDS-related discrimination and helped educate the nation about HIV/AIDS. Ryan White was diagnosed with AIDS at age 13. He and his mother Jeanne White Ginder fought for his right to attend school, gaining international attention as a voice of reason about HIV/AIDS. At the age of 18, Ryan White died on April 8, 1990, just months before Congress passed the AIDS bill that bears his name – the Ryan White CARE (Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency) Act. The legislation has been reauthorized four times since – in 1996, 2000, 2006, and 2009 – and is now called the Ryan White Treatment Extension Act of 2009.