Ryan White Early Intervention Services
Ryan White Early Intervention Services at the Hennepin County Public Health Clinic provide health screenings for people who are HIV-positive, specifically those without health insurance and who meet financial guidelines. There are no costs for Ryan White Early Intervention Services.
What Ryan White Services are offered?
- Complete health history
- Physical examination
- Blood count testing (viral load and T-cell count)
- STD testing (Hepatitis, Syphilis, Gonorrhea and Chlamydia)
- Health, wellness, economic and emotional support referrals
Ryan White Early Intervention Services are designed to evaluate a client's general health status. It is not a primary care site and does not offer HIV medications. If blood testing or symptoms indicate the need for in-depth evaluation or medical treatment, you will be referred to a primary care provider for continued medical care.
The CAPS Program and Ryan White Early Intervention Services work together to provide both medical and social services support to those newly diagnosed with HIV.
To make an appointment for Ryan White Services, you can call Red Door Services of the Hennepin County Public Health Clinic directly at 612.543.5555. If you would like assistance setting up an appointment, feel free to email the CAPS Program or call 612.348.7414.
HIV Support Group: "Positive Perspectives"
Newly Diagnosed? Looking for support?
The CAPS Program has offered and organized support groups for newly diagnosed HIV-positive individuals and those living with HIV/AIDS and who are struggling with their diagnosis and/or HIV care. If you are interested in participating in future offerings of the HIV support group "Positive Perspectives", please email the CAPS Program or call us at 612.348.3307 for a brief, confidential pre-registration.
Check out the Positive Perspectives Support Group web page for information on current and/or future group offerings: