Client Services

NIAC Services

 

HIV Prevention (free)

HIV prevention program include HIV testing, counseling and referrals to health care providers, condom distribution, In 20 minutes know your status with Rapid HIV test.

HIV 101 Education (free)

Provides comprehensive HIV 101 prevention presentations to educate, raise awareness and remove stigma and discrimination associated with HIV/AIDS status. The goal of the presentation is to prevent the transmission of HIV. Please call to schedule a free HIV 101 education presentation to learn more about ways to prevent HIV infection.

Hepatitis C testing (free)

HCV testing is provided to high-risk individuals, counseling and referrals to healthcare providers. In 20 minutes know your results with OraQuick Rapid HCV test.

Mobile HIV Testing Program

NIAC’s vision is to make an HIV-free generation become reality.

The mobile HIV testing program is still in its early planning stages. The outreach vehicle will initiate mobile HIV testing services in the northern region and north central region of Idaho that encompasses the state’s ten most northern counties: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai, Shoshone, Clearwater, Latah, Idaho, Lewis, and Nez Perce, which is referred to as north Idaho.

The strategy is to conduct targeted testing to get high risk populations in for testing by creating access to HIV care and prevention to remove stigma and discrimination associated with HIV/AIDS status. Removing these barriers encourage more people to learn their status earlier, and by doing so, potentially reduce HIV transmission. The mobile clinic will aid in getting more people tested at an earlier stage of HIV with a cost effective option that is viable to improving wellness in rural communities.

The vehicle will provide free confidential HIV testing, Hepatitis C testing, condoms, and literature at various locations and times to at-risk populations who may face economic, stigma and discrimination as barriers to health care or unable to access HIV testing due to lack of transportation, insurance, and geographical location, and low income status. The mobile HIV testing van will reach those segments of populations who are at risk for HIV infection to slowly close the gap to access to HIV care.

We are interested in working with community partners in northern Idaho and north central Idaho to collaborate on reaching populations that are at high risk for serious health problems associated with HIV/AIDS. The mobile clinic will enhance HIV prevention efforts, HIV care and service delivery in rural communities in the north Idaho.

Medical Case Management

Provides case management services to clients that evaluate, assess and implement case management care plans based on client needs. Our medical case managers collaborate with healthcare providers to meet client needs, as well as continual monitoring of the client’s wellness through a continuum of care model that is client centered.

Ryan White Part B

Provides low-income and uninsured individuals living with HIV/AIDS linkage to HIV-specific medical care services, primary medical care services, monitoring labs, transportation to medical appointments, social support services, community resources, housing, intake services for other programs, Medicare Part D prescription drug plan wrap-around services, and Idaho ADAP.

AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP)

Provides low-income and uninsured individuals living with HIV/AIDS access to antiretroviral (ARVs) at no cost. Medicare part D provides Medicare Part D prescription drug plan wrap-around services including payment for drug plan copays and coverage gap costs.

Idaho AIDS Drug Assistance Program (IDGAP)

Provides Medicare Part D prescription drug plan wrap-around services including payment for drug plan copays and coverage gap costs.

Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)

Provides funding to help low-income persons with AIDS/HIV gain access to housing and services, with the primary goal of meeting basic needs. Rental assistance, supportive services (case management, psychiatric services, medical expenses, housing counseling), and short-term assistance (rental assistance and utility assistance).