Community Care Management
HIV/AIDS Care Services
The Community Care Management team strives to assist individuals and their families impacted by HIV / AIDS. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 40,000 Americans contract Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) each year. No effective cure exists for HIV, but with proper medical care the disease can be controlled. HIV weakens the immune system over time by destroying important cells that fight disease and infection. Risky behaviors, socio- economic status, and geographic area all impact a person’s risk for acquiring HIV.
Community Care Management provides low or no cost services for anyone with HIV / AIDS. Individuals and families must meet certain financial guidelines for reduced cost, but the program is open to anyone with HIV / AIDS.
Community Care Management staff and volunteers are bound by state law not to disclose an individual’s HIV or client status without the person’s written permission.
Services provided include assessment of need, linkage to appropriate resources, coordination of care, referral to other providers, and development of a client- entered service plan.
Individual and group education sessions that focus on overall health and reducing the spread of HIV are available to clients. Educational materials about medical, psychological, and social services are also available.
Bi-monthly support group meetings offer support and compassion in coping with the many medical, social, and psychological impact of HIV / AIDS. Meals are provided for attendees.
Assistance is provided to eligible clients to help locate and obtain suitable housing, including counseling, information, and referral services.
Services are available as a last resort for the provision of food, utility costs, and medication costs during times of crisis. The individual must meet financial requirements and the request must include the emergency and the utility shut-off notice if applicable.
Dental assistance is available as a last resort to provide routine dental care. Individuals must meet financial requirements.
Gas vouchers will be given to assist in paying for the travel associated with going to HIV related medical appointments, pharmacy, or social service visits. Individuals must have exhausted all other means of travel reimbursement and meet financial requirements.
Community Care Management
Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center
Family Medical Center, E-Building
1086 Franklin Street
Johnstown, PA 15905
Community Care Management is supported by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and The Jewish Healthcare Foundation to assist residents with HIV / AIDS in Cambria, Somerset, Westmoreland, and Indiana counties.
Pennsylvania Department of Health Nurse