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HIV Services

If you’re living with HIV/AIDS, you may face challenges besides the disease itself

Obstacles such as finances can limit your ability to fulfill basic needs or receive quality medical care. 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 Program, contact the Program Manager at 618.482.7175.

HIV Care (Ryan White) Services

  • Medical services, including primary and mental health care, at multiple locations
  • Access to medications
  • Benefits assistance, including co-pays and deductibles
  • Case management
  • Transportation
  • Adult dental services
  • 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.

Am I Eligible for Services?

To access Ryan White Program 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 (under 500%) FPL
  • Be an Illinois resident

SIHF Healthcare’s HIV Services Program provides HIV-related medical care at the following SIHF Healthcare locations: 

  • Cahokia Heights: 6000 Bond Ave / Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • Granite City: 2166 Madison Ave / every day
  • O’Fallon: 3 St. Elizabeth’s Blvd, Suite 4000 / variable schedule
  • State Street (East St. Louis): 2001 State Street / 1st and 3rd Mondays
  • Windsor (East St. Louis): 100 N 8th Street, Suite 120 / Fridays

HIV testing is provided at these sites by appointment only.

Walk-in HIV testing is available at the SIHF Healthcare - Convenient Care Center and at the Community Programs office at 100 N. 8th Street in East St. Louis.

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.

HIV Prevention Services

The HIV Services Program also offers outreach and awareness programs to educate the region about HIV and how to prevent it:

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

For more information about our HIV Prevention services, please call us at 618.482.7175.