GREENVILLE, SC – New Horizon Family Health Services’ Ryan White Program was recently awarded a grant by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC) to expand support services to improve the quality, availability and organization of health care for people living with HIV/AIDS.
Additional services will include medical case management, pharmaceutical assistance and increased access to oral health care as well as health insurance premium and cost-sharing assistance under the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP). ADAP provides FDA-approved medications to low-income people living with HIV who have limited or no health coverage from private insurance, Medicaid or Medicare.
New Horizon Family Health Services’ Ryan White Program is a federally funded early intervention program serving over 1,200 patients in a 10-county service area of Abbeville, Anderson, Edgefield, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Oconee, Pickens, and Saluda. Nationally, the Ryan White Program works with cities, states, and local community-based organizations to provide primary and HIV specialty care and essential support services to more than half a million people each year.
“Expansion of our services will support national goals in ending the HIV epidemic. Increased access to medication and resources can help reduce new HIV diagnosis and increase viral suppression and improve health outcomes,” said Scott Brown, New Horizon Family Health Services’ Ryan White Program Manager.
Under the grant, Medical Case Managers will provide a range of services linking patients with primary medical care and psychosocial services by assessing patient needs, developing an individualized care plan and coordinating a patient’s access to health and support services to ensure continuity of care. In addition to working with new patients, they will also collaborate with other medical case management programs for patients who may already utilize another program.
“The addition of medical case management to the services offered by New Horizon Family Health Services’ Ryan White Program allows our organization to further assist patients with overcoming challenges that may act as barriers to an individual’s HIV care and treatment,” said Regina M. Mitchell, New Horizon Family Health Services President and Chief Executive Officer.
To learn more about the New Horizon Family Health Services’ Ryan White Program, visit http://www.newhorizonfhs.org/programs/ryan-white-program/ or call 864-729-8330.
For over 26 years, New Horizon Family Health Services has been serving Greenville County and Upstate South Carolina. We provide over 100,000 medical, dental and behavioral health visits to over 26,000 patients annually and operate medical offices in Greenville, Greer and Travelers Rest, a dental office in Greenville, a mobile medical unit and a mobile dental unit. Services include primary medical, dental and behavioral health care, pharmacy and laboratory services. The mission of New Horizon Family Health Services is to provide quality, affordable, compassionate patient-centered health care to improve the health of the communities we serve. To learn more, visit http://www.newhorizonfhs.org or find us on Facebook or Twitter.
New Horizon Family Health Services is partially financially supported by the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under the Public Health Service Act. Of total operating costs, 23% is funded by federal support. For this year’s budget, the federal grant funding is $5,864,494. Seventy – seven percent (77%) of total costs will be financed by non-governmental sources.
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