Ryan White Program: "Embracing Hope in the Future"
St. John Providence Health System works with HIV/AIDS patients to help manage their health as they live with the disease. The program is funded through Health and Human Services by its Grantee, the City of Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion. We provide services to uninsured patients who need early intervention, diagnosis and treatment. Our mission is to increase life expectancy and quality of life, decrease transmission of the disease and reduce HIV morbidity. Care includes:
Patients with newly diagnosed HIV are evaluated to determine if they are candidates for medication therapy. After evaluation, patients who are candidates for medication are then educated about the long-term commitment necessary for treatment.
Patients can receive HIV care after a diagnosis of HIV/AIDS is made. If a patient or physician has a question regarding a patient’s test result, we are available for consultation.
Medication therapy decisions are made on an individual basis. Factors that are considered include the patient’s CD4 count and viral load. After the treatment begins, patients initially make physician visits monthly to monitor the response and any side effects. Adherence to medications is important.
In addition to medical care, case management services may also be coordinated.
Services through the Ryan White program are provided at the following locations:
Oakland Primary Health Services
46 North Saginaw
Pontiac, MI 48342
Detroit, MI 48202
Advantage Family Health Center - Conner Creek
4777 E. Outer Drive
Detroit, MI 48234