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AIDS Medi-Cal Waiver Program
Local agencies, under contract with the California Department of Public Health, Office of AIDS, provide home- and community-based services as an alternative to nursing facility care or hospitalization.
Services provided include: case management, skilled nursing, attendant care, psychotherapy, home-delivered meals, nutritional counseling, nutritional supplements, medical equipment and supplies, minor physical adaptations to the home, non-emergency medical transportation, and financial supplements for foster care.
Clients eligible for the program must be Medi-Cal recipients: whose health status qualifies them for nursing facility care or hospitalization, in an “Aid Code” with full benefits and not enrolled in the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE); have a written diagnosis of HIV disease or AIDS with current signs, symptoms, or disabilities related to HIV disease or treatment; adults who are certified by the nurse case manager to be at the nursing facility level of care and score 60 or less using the Cognitive and Functional Ability Scale assessment tool, children under 13 years of age who are certified by the nurse case manager as HIV/AIDS symptomatic; and individuals with a health status that is consistent with in-home services and who have a home setting that is safe for both the client and service providers.
For further information refer to the Office of AIDS.
The AIDS Medi-Cal Waiver Program (MCWP) provides comprehensive case management and direct care services to persons living with HIV as an alternative to nursing facility care or hospitalization. Case management is a participant centered, team approach consisting of a registered nurse and social work case manager. Case managers work with the participant and primary care provider(s), family, caregiver(s), and other service providers, to assess care needs in order to keep the participant in their home and community.
The goals of the MCWP are to: (1) provide home and community-based services for persons with HIV who may otherwise require institutional services; (2) assist participants with HIV health management; (3) improve access to social and behavioral health support and (4) coordinate service providers and eliminate duplication of services.
There are 20 MCWP providers located throughout California. MCWP providers served about 1,500 participants during 2016.
MCWP participant services include: attendant care, nurse and social work case management, home-delivered meals, homemaker services, minor physical adaptions to the home, non-emergency medical transportation, nutritional counseling, psychotherapy, skilled nursing (RN/LVN), specialized medical equipment/medical supplies, and nutritional supplements.
Who is eligible
Participants must (1) have a written diagnosis of HIV/AIDS, (2) have a health status to make home care appropriate, (3) be Medi-Cal eligible on date of enrollment and each month thereafter, and (4) have been certified to meet the Nursing Facility Level of Care or higher.
How to find a provider
To find a MCWP provider in your community, please see the MCWP provider list below
California Department of Public Health Office of AIDS, HIV Care Branch Medi-Cal Waiver Program Providers
AIDS Project of the East Bay
8400 Enterprise Way
Oakland, CA 94621 (510) 663-7979
Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Shasta, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Yuba
Home and Health Care Management
1398 Ridgewood Drive
Chico, CA 95973 (530) 343-0727
Contra Costa County Health Services Department
597 Center Avenue
Martinez, CA 94553 (925) 313-6740
Nevada, Placer Sierra Foothills AIDS Foundation
12183 Locksley Lane
Auburn, CA 95602 (530) 889-2437
Lake, Mendocino, Sonoma
Community Care Management Corporation
301 South State Street
Ukiah, CA 95481 (707) 468-9347
AIDS Healthcare Foundation
1001 North Martel Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90 046 (323) 436-5000
AIDS Project Los Angeles
611 South Kingsley Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90005 (213) 201-1600
AltaMed Health Services Corporation
5427 E. Whittier Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90022 (877) 462-2582
Minority AIDS Project
5149 West Jefferson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016 (323) 936-4949
St. Mary Medical Center
1045 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90813 (888) 509-2187
Tarzana Treatment Centers
7101 Baird Avenue
Reseda. CA 91335 (888) 777-8565
AIDS Services Foundation
17982 Sky Park Circle
Irvine, CA 94621 (949) 809-5700
Riverside, San Bernardino
1695 North Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262 (760) 323-4197
Rx Staffing and Homecare Inc.
4640 Marconi Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95821 (916) 485-8200
Obispo Access Support Network
130 Nipomo Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 (805) 781-3660
Westside Community Services
1153 Oak Street
San Francisco, CA 94117 (415) 431-9000
Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency
1060 Emeline Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (831) 454-4313
Ventura County Public Health Department
3147 Loma Vista Road
Ventura, CA 93003 (805) 652-6267
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