When people living with HIV are connected to care and take prescribed HIV medications, they can lower their viral load (or the amount of HIV present in their blood) so much that the virus is undetectable and cannot pass through sex. That means they can live long and healthy lives. It also protects the health of their sexual partners.
If you are a person living with HIV, CDPHE can assist you to live a long and healthy life with the following services:
A Linkage to Care Specialist (LTCS) connects people with a new HIV-positive diagnosis or HIV-positive people currently not receiving care to the appropriate medical care that they need. They help clients understand what their status means for themselves and others, and to commit to a lifestyle that enhances their health and protects that of others.
What is Linkage To Care?
Linkage To Care (LTC) is an ongoing process where professionals help people with a new HIV diagnosis or people living with HIV and currently out of care navigate the early stages of treatment.
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment- LTC program
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver, CO 80246
email@example.com | 303-692-2734
Part A: Early Intervention Services serving TGA area (Adams, Arapahoe, Douglas, Denver, Jefferson Counties)
Children's Hospital Immunodeficiency Program
13123 East 16th Ave, Aurora, 80045
Contact | 720-777-8233
Linkage to Care at Public Health Institute at Denver Health
601 Broadway, MC 2800, Denver, CO 80203
Get into HIV Care | 303-602-3652
If you are an LTC Specialist and your agency would like to be added or removed from this listing, let us know.
An Infectious Disease Provider is a medical doctor trained to provide diagnoses, treatment, and long-term management for a range of conditions including HIV, hepatitis B,and C. They offer comprehensive care aimed at preventing illness and helping patients living with HIV live healthier life.
Children’s Hospital Immunodeficiency Program (CHIP)
13123 East 16th Ave., Aurora, CO 80045
Contact | 720-777-8233
Infectious Diseases Clinic at the Public Health Institute at Denver Health
660 N Bannock St, Pavilion L, 2nd Floor, Denver, 80201
2045 Franklin Street, Denver, CO
Contact | 303-303-861-3133
Kaiser Permanente-Rock Creek
280 Exempla Circle, Lafayette, CO
Contact | 303-303-861-3100
Western Colorado Specialty Care Clinic | Intermountain Health
2698 Patterson Road, 2nd Floor
Grand Junction, CO 81506
Clinic Information | P: 970-298-1736 | F:970-298-1742
What is case management?
Case management programs help people living with HIV navigate the complicated world of service providers. Your case manager is your expert guide.
Find a Case Manager
Your case manager is your guide to the care and services you might need if you are living with HIV, regardless of whether you have been diagnosed recently.
If you are in need of any assistance from housing to health care, connect with a case manager. They can be your best advocate!
When you are dealing with an emergency, your case manager can direct you to the service providers who can help you. Case managers have experience dealing with landlords, health care providers, insurance companies, and medication support programs.
When you are feeling well and your living conditions are stable, your case manager will help you think through a plan to maintain your health and stability, deal with emergencies, and direct you to support services that you may need.
Search for and contact a case manager to schedule an appointment:
Boulder County AIDS Project (BCAP)
2118 14th St., Boulder, CO 80302
Contact | 303-444-6121
515 Kimbark St #100, Longmont, CO 80501
Contact | 303-774-8827
Servicios de la Raza- La Gente Program
3131 West 14th Ave, Denver, CO 80204
Contact | First Appointment Info | 303-458-5851
5250 Leetsdale Dr, Ste 300, Denver, CO 80246
Contact | 303-393-8050
Colorado Health Network
Northern Colorado Health Network
Counties: Larimer, Logan, Morgan, Philips, Sedgwick, Washington, Weld, and Yuma
400 Remington St, Suite 100, Fort Collins, CO 80524
Contact | Access point Colorado syringe access program contact | 970-484-4469
807 17th St, Greeley, CO 80631
Contact | 970-353-1177
Southern Colorado Health Network
Counties: Alamosa, Baca, Bent, Chaffee, Cheyenne, Conejos, Costilla, Crowley, Custer, El Paso, Elbert, Fremont, Huerfano, Kiowa, Kit Carson, Las Animas, Mineral, Otero, Park, Prowers, Pueblo, Rio Grande, Saguache, and Teller
1301 South 8th St, Suite 200, Colorado Springs, CO 80905
Contact | 719-578-9092
807 North Greenwood St, Suite 200, Pueblo, CO 81003
Western Colorado Health Network
Counties: Archuleta, Delta, Eagle, Dolores, Garfield, Grand, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Jackson, Lake, La Plata, Mesa, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, San Juan, San Miguel, and Summit
2352 North 7th St, Suite A-1, Grand Junction, CO 81501
Contact | 970-243-2437
When you are feeling well and your living conditions are stable, your case manager will help you think through a plan to maintain your health and stability, to deal with emergencies, and to direct you to support services that you may need.
If you provide case management, and you or your agency would like to be added or removed from this listing, email our team or call 303-692-2734.
Ryan White State Drug Assistance Program (SDAP)
SDAP helps people pay for costly HIV medications. The program is open to Colorado residents living with HIV with an income less than 500% of the Federal Poverty Level.
- You are a Colorado resident.
- You are a person living with HIV/AIDS verifiable at CDPHE or from a doctor or testing facility.
- Your income is less than the 500% Federal Poverty Level.
- In 2023, the 500% FPL for a household of one is $72,900.
- SDAP is the payer of last resort. The system only accepts those with no other options.
- If you can receive assistance with Medicaid, you must verify that you have applied for that program. (You may receive temporary access to our uninsured program while this application is pending.)
- If you can receive insurance through your employer, a COBRA policy, or Connect for Health Colorado, you'll need to be enrolled in Colorado SDAP’s Health Insurance Assistance Program (HIAP).
- You'll receive assistance in paying the costs of enrolling in this insurance.
- If you're eligible for Medicare, you'll also need to join SDAP’s "Bridging the Gap Colorado" plan for help with the costs of prescription premiums and related co-payments.
- If you have Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid program), the Supplemental Wrap-Around Program (SWAP) can help cover the copays on your SDAP formulary medicine.
- If you can't access any other insurance, you'll be enrolled in the HIV Medication Assistance Program (HMAP).
- All members of Colorado SDAP must renew their eligibility for the program every six months.
- This recertification is due on the last day of your birth month and the last day of the month six months from then.
- Please submit your recertification documents on time to avoid delays in getting your prescription drugs or the loss of insurance. SDAP can't pay for premiums for people whose eligibility has expired.
Fill out a paper application
- State Drug Assistance Program Paper Application
- Programa de Asistencia para Medicamentos de Colorado Formulario de Recertificación
Additional documents for application or renewal
- Rapid Eligibility Attestation Form - English | Spanish
- 2022 Federal Poverty Level & Program Eligibility Chart
- SDAP Change of Client Information Form
- SDAP Hep C Treatment Prior Authorization form
- SDAP Self-Employment worksheet
- Employer Insurance Information form
A list of medications that are commonly used for people living with HIV.
The SDAP Review Committee opens their monthly meeting to the public, allowing your input on the policies, practices, and formulary of Colorado SDAP.
For more information on the meetings, call 303-692-2783.