HIV, STD, and Viral Hepatitis

Ryan White Part B

The Ryan White Part B Program provides help for low-income people living with HIV/AIDS in Maine. Services include the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP); limited help with dental care, housing, and food; and medical case management for people who are ineligible for other case management programs.

Frequently Asked Questions about Ryan White Part B Financial Assistance

ADAP

Who can get ADAP?

ADAP is for people with HIV/AIDS who:

  • live in Maine;
  • and make less than 500% of the federal poverty level (about $58,350 per year for a single person).

What kind of help is available?

ADAP helps people get the prescription drugs that treat HIV, HIV-related conditions, and prevent infections.

ADAP pays what’s left for your covered meds after your insurance pays. If you can’t get insurance, ADAP pays for any of your meds that are on the covered list.

ADAP helps pay for insurance. ADAP helps with some labs if your insurance doesn’t cover them.

How do I get ADAP?

Fill out the application and release below or have your case manager help you with it.

Send your complete application and attachments to:
ADAP
40 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04330-9758
Fax: (207) 287-3498

Dental Help

Who can get dental help?

Dental help is available for people with HIV/AIDS who:

  • live in any of the following counties: York, Cumberland, Androscoggin, Oxford, Kennebec, Somerset, Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox, or Waldo*;
  • make less than 300% of federal poverty level (about $35,010 per year for a single person);
  • can't get help anywhere else; AND
  • have not met an annual cap.

What kind of help is available?

The Ryan White Part B Program can help pay for dental insurance. If you want dental insurance, you have to have two cleanings a year. If you don’t, you might not be able to get help with dental insurance in the future.

If you don’t have dental insurance, the Ryan White Part B Program can pay a dentist for some basic services (like cleanings, exams, X-rays, fillings, etc.). You need to show your dentist’s plan for you. Bills can’t be older than 90 days. We can’t pay for old charges.

The Ryan White Part B Program won’t pay for orthodontics (braces) or cosmetic dentistry (whitening, veneers, etc.).

* People with HIV who live in Hancock, Washington, Penobscot, Piscataquis, or Aroostook counties should contact their case manager or call Erin Appleby at the Regional Medical Center at Lubec (207-733-1090 x 2226) for dental help.

Housing Help

Who can get housing help?

Housing help is available for people with HIV/AIDS who:

  • live in Maine;
  • make less than 300% of the federal poverty level (about $35,010 per year for a single person);
  • can't get help anywhere else; AND
  • have not met an annual cap.

What kind of help is available?

The Ryan White Part B Program can help pay rent, security deposits, or temporary/transitional housing.

The Ryan White Part B Program can't help pay mortgages.

The Ryan White Part B Program can also pay for heat and electricity. Bills can't be older than 90 days.

We can't pay for old charges or reimburse you for payments you made.

Food Help

Who can get food help?

Food cards are available for people with HIV/AIDS who:

  • live in Maine;
  • make less than 300% of the federal poverty level (about $35,010 per year for a single person);
  • can't get help anywhere else; AND
  • have not met monthly and annual caps.

What kind of help is available?

The Ryan White Part B Program gives $50 grocery store cards up to once a month to people who are eligible. The cards can only be used for food (no alcohol or tobacco products).

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Case Management

Case managers help people living with HIV find a place to get what they need. Case managers can be there for as long as they are needed. Case management is free for clients. Income limits may apply.

Please contact the agency nearest you to learn about case management services and other services for people living with HIV/AIDS. 

Southern Region

Name Address Phone #

Frannie Peabody Center

Website: http://www.peabodycenter.org/

30 Danforth St. Suite 311,
Portland, ME 04101

(207)774-6877

Frannie Peabody Center

Website: http://www.peabodycenter.org/

718 Main St.
Oqunquit, ME  03907
(207)251-4931

Central Region

Name Address Phone #

St. Mary's Regional Medical Center

Website: http://www.stmarysmaine.com/

Campus Avenue
Lewiston, ME  04243
(207)777-8507

The Horizon Program (MGHA)

Website: http://www.mainegeneral.org/BODY.CFM?ID=1086
9 Green St.
Augusta, ME  04330
(207)621-3785

Northern Region

Name Address Phone #

Community Health and Counseling Services

Website: http://www.chcs-me.org/

413 West Main St.Fort Kent, ME 04743 (207)834-4410 or (207)877-219-1936

Community Health and Counseling Services

Website: http://www.chcs-me.org/

2 Water St
Houlton ME 04730
(207)532-5510 or
1- 800-580-5510

Community Health and Counseling Services

Website: http://www.chcs-me.org/

137 Bennett Drive
Caribou ME 04736
(207) 496-3166 or 
1- 800-809-2737

Downeast AIDS Network

Website: http://www.downeastaidsnetwork.org/

25 Pine St. Suite A
Ellsworth, ME  04605
(207)667-3506

Eastern Maine AIDS Network

Website: http://www.maineaidsnetwork.com

106 Pine St.
Bangor, ME  04402
(207)990-3626