Ryan White FAQs

Ryan White FAQs

Ryan White FAQs

How do I apply for the Ryan White Program?

Contact an Atlanta Eligible Metropolitan Area (EMA) Provider to discuss program eligibility requirements and complete a Ryan White Part A Program application. You will need documentation that you live in the Atlanta EMA (Barrow, Bartow, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Newton, Paulding, Pickens, Rockdale, Spalding, Walton), documentation of your income, and proof of your HIV status

How do I know if I'm eligible for the Ryan White Program?

To determine your eligibility for the Ryan White Part A Program perform and Eligibility Test or visit an Atlanta EMA Primary Care Provider.

Once I'm accepted into the Ryan White Program, do I ever have to reapply?

Re-certification of continuing eligibility for the program is required every 6 months; this is done through your Part A Provider.

Is the Ryan White Program a form of insurance?

No. The Ryan White Program is not insurance (such Blue Cross Blue Shield) nor is it an entitlement program (such as Medicaid or Social Security Disability). The Ryan White Part A Program provides services to eligible and enrolled individuals on a stop gap basis until other sources of payment for care are found.

I have private insurance, can I still apply for the Ryan White Program?

Yes, you may still be eligible for limited services. For more information please contact an Atlanta EMA Primary Care Provider to discuss your specific case

I'm a Ryan White Program client, but don't know how to access services.

Contact your Atlanta EMA Primary Care Provider for referrals to the services you need.

What are my responsibilities as a Ryan White Program client?

Ryan White Program clients are responsible for making sure their HIV Care Providers are aware of changes in income, address, phone number or other contact information, insurance coverage, or change of medical provider.

I met with an HIV Care Coordinator and completed a Ryan White Program application, but I was missing some documentation. How long do I have to provide this?

You have 30 days after enrollment/re-certification to provide the missing documentation.

What is the Ryan White Planning Council?

The Metropolitan Atlanta HIV Health Services Planning Council is responsible for setting the priorities for funding (such as medical care, oral health, transportation, etc.) and determining the amount of funds that should go to each of the priority areas. The Planning Council is also responsible for many other things such as: comprehensive planning, assessing the need of people living with HIV in the 20-county area, developing standards of care as part of the clinical quality management function, evaluating the grantee’s process and getting funds quickly to service providers.

Who can attend Ryan White Planning Council meetings? Who do I talk with to find out about Council membership?

Ryan White Planning Council meetings are open to the public. Contact Sandra Vincent at 404-612-1323 Planning Council Coordinator, for membership information

How do I find providers for services not provided by the Ryan White Program?

While the Ryan White Program provides a great number of services for PLWH (People Living with HIV/AIDS), the program is not able to meet all the service needs of all clients. Here is a link of other services that are available in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area: Other Services