Our Care Coordinators assist clients with:
- Connecting to medical services
- Health insurance options
- Referrals for vision, dental, housing assistance, medical transportation, legal services and other community resources
- Direct Emergency Financial Assistance
- Food pantry access
The primary goal of Care Coordination is to create a client driven environment. Care Coordinators and clients work together to determine barriers to care and identify referrals necessary to help clients reach and maintain viral suppression. Clients are typically seen at Damien Center, however appointments outside the center can be accommodated.
We serve more than 900 HIV+ patients each year of all ages, genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and backgrounds. Our Care Coordinators have diverse backgrounds and extensive experience in community-based work, including infectious disease. We work with youth and adults, and are well-equipped to accommodate issues including substance abuse, mental health, cultural barriers, and much more. Our bilingual Care Coordinator can serve those who speak Spanish, and interpreters for other languages can be requested, including ASL.