HIV / AIDS Treatment Program
The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) HIV/STD Section is charged with providing programs and services for the HIV positive individual to ensure continuity and coordination of care. DPHHS works in collaboration with local city-county health departments, as well as community based organizations to provide the following services for eligible HIV positive individuals.
AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) - This program provides anti-retrovirals, protease inhibitors, hydroxyurea and pentamidine to qualified individuals at no cost. For more information or an application, contact Judy Nielsen at the Montana HIV/STD Program, 444-4744.
Montana's ADAP Formulary (August, 2013)
Health Insurance Continuum of Coverage Program (HICCP) - This program allows eligible individuals to continue their private health insurance by paying all or part (up to $800) of their monthly premiums. For more information or an application, contact Sandy Sands at the Montana HIV/STD Program at 444-1604.
HIV Case Management - The goal of the case managers is to deliver comprehensive outpatient health and support services to meet the HIV- related needs of individuals and families with HIV. Eight case management sites in the state serve the governor's five planning regions. Contact the Montana HIV/STD Program at 444-3565 or the contact number for your area.
To be eligible for these services the patient cannot be eligible for Medicaid, Medicare, IHS, or Veteran's Health benefits.
Case Management Sites:
Butte/Silverbow Health Department
25 West Front Street
Butte, MT 59701
Cascade City-County Health Department
115 4th Street South
Great Falls, MT 59405
123 South 27th
Billings, MT 59101
Flathead City-County HD
723 5th Avenue East
Kalispell, MT 59901
Gallatin City-County Health Department
12 North 3rd
Bozeman, MT 59715
Hill County Health Department
315 4th Street
Havre, MT 59501
Lewis and Clark City-County Health Department
1930 9th Avenue, Suite 207
Helena, MT 59601
Partnership Health Center
323 West Alder
Missoula, MT 59802
Medicaid provides basic medical coverage for those with little or no resources or income. The program may also provide catastrophic coverage to those with some resources and income but whose medical expenses are excessive. To find out if you or your client may be eligible contact Medicaid Services Bureau at PHHS 444-4540.
Early Intervention Program
This program is intended to provide CD4 testing and a medical evaluation for HIV positive individuals as well as educational sessions with an early intervention counselor. The sessions cover a wide range of wellness oriented topics.
Partner Notification Services
This is a service available to HIV positive individuals to assist in the notification of sex and needle-sharing partners to encourage them to be tested for HIV. This service is provided by local health departments and on occasion, HIV prevention sites.
For further information, contact the HIV/STD Section at 1-406-444-3565. Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS)