HIV/AIDS Treatment

North County Connection is a program brought to you by Vista Community Clinic (VCC). VCC offers a full range of services to HIV-infected individuals in North San Diego County. Patient care is provided by a caring, compassionate and committed staff, including specially trained physicians and counselors.

VCC offers a continuum of care for clients HIV/AIDS related needs including:

  • T-cell/viral load testing
  • complete primary care
  • on-site dispensary
  • hospitalization at Tri-City Medical Center
  • AIDS Drug Assistance Program certification
  • treatment education
  • English/Spanish support groups
  • case management services

Want more information about receiving your HIV/AIDS care from Vista Community Clinic? Click here to contact us.

Ryan White Case Management

The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program helps people with HIV/AIDS who have nowhere else to turn for the care they need. If you are HIV-positive, you can get medical care and other services even if you do not have health insurance or money to pay for health services and medications.

Ryan White Program Medical Case Management is a comprehensive service delivery system designed to link individuals with needed care components. Improving client self-care, independence and self-determination are the primary goals of this program. Clients are involved in all aspects of their care, including problem-solving functions to the best of their abilities. Proactive, coordinated efforts by healthcare providers in community-based organizations will assist clients in obtaining optimum wellness, as well as making the best possible use of available resources. Attention to continuity of care will decrease service inaccessibility and fragmentation.

The role of the HIV Medical Case Manager is multi-faceted. In addition to outreach and intake, the HIV Medical Case Manager is responsible for:

  • Assessing the individual’s need for services
  • Determining availability and feasibility of services
  • Developing a plan of care that includes home and community-based services appropriate to the individual’s medical, social, and financial condition
  • Arranging for service delivery
  • Monitoring service delivery
  • Maintaining confidentiality of client records within the service delivery system
  • Conducting ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of the plan of care
  • Coordinating ongoing medical care with other services providers through case consultations

Am I eligible?

To be eligible to receive health and dental care, medications, and other health-related services through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, you must:

  • Be diagnosed with HIV or AIDS
  • Have an income too low to pay for care
  • Have no health insurance or not enough insurance to pay for the care you need

In some cases, your family members can receive services through a Ryan White Program focused on women, infants, children, and youth, even though they are not diagnosed with HIV.

Interested in learning more from one of our Case Managers? Click here to contact us.