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The HIV/AIDS Program Office (APO) manages the following:  Patient Care Contracts [Ryan White CARE Act Parts A, B and C; the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP)]; Early Intervention Services, including Churches United to Stop HIV (CUSH); and services in county jails, including the Jail Linkage Program and RAPID HIV Testing.  The APO also includes the Minority AIDS Coordinator (MAC).  The APO works closely with the South Florida AIDS Network (SFAN) and the Broward County HIV Planning Council (HIVPC).

HIV/AIDS and related Services include:

  • Dental care
  • Pharmacy services
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention Services
  • AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Eligibility 

To enroll in ADAP you must be Ryan White Eligible:

  •  Proof of HIV Infection
  •  Proof of Living in Florida
  •  Proof of Household Income < 400 % FPL.
  •  No other access to medications through any other sources
  •  Prescriptions for at least one medication in the current ADAP formulary
  •  CD4 and Viral Load results, < 6 months old

Persons are not eligible if they are:

  •  In Institutional care
  •  Current Medicaid Recipient
  •  Private insurance –with monthly copays < $250.00
  •  Income > 400% Federal Poverty Level


  •  A Face To Face meeting with program staff is required

Contact Information:

  • Fort Lauderdale Health Center

                2421 S.W. 6th Avenue

                Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315

                (954) 467- 4700

  • Paul Hughes Health Center

                205 NW 6th Avenue

                Pompano Beach, FL 33060

               (954) 467-4700 

Patient Care Programs/Ryan White Program

The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Part A Program is a Federal program that provides HIV-related health services. The program assists those that do not have sufficient health care coverage and/or financial resources for managing HIV disease or AIDS. To be eligible for the program you must be HIV positive, a Broward County resident, and meet income requirements that vary by service.
Please call the Centralized Intake and Eligibility Determination Program (CIED) at (954) 566-1417 for more information on Ryan White Part A Program services or to schedule an appointment for Ryan White Part A Program eligibility.

Services are Located at:

Florida Department of Health in Broward County
Paul Hughes Health Center
205 NW 6th Avenue
Pompano Beach, FL  33060
(Off Atlantic Boulevard just East of I-95)
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Bus Route:  #42

Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.  
(Note:  The 2nd and 4th Friday of each month the Paul Hughes Health Center opens at 1:00 pm)

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call:
ADAP and Pharmacy Services:  (954) 467-4700  
Dental: (954) 213-0638

The Florida Department of Health in Broward County accepts Ryan White Part A & Medicaid.

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Florida Department of HEALTH

-Financial Assistance for Floridians with HIV/AIDS
-AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP)
-AIDS Insurance Continuation Program (AICP)
-Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) /

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Florida Department of Health in Broward County


The Florida Department of Health in Broward County Communicable Disease Program encompasses prevention, disease reporting, investigation and control, surveillance, diagnosis and treatment. Through the ongoing systematic collection, analysis, evaluation and dissemination of epidemiologic data regarding HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD), Tuberculosis (TB), Hepatitis and other reportable diseases and conditions, DOH-Broward identifies case rates, trends, and disease distribution. This information is then shared with partners and utilized to plan and evaluate prevention and patient care activities.  DOH-Broward monitors disease trends for potential outbreaks and takes the necessary control measures to prevent outbreaks.  In addition, DOH-Broward provides diagnosis and treatment for HIV/AIDS, TB and STDs in order to reduce transmission and improve health outcomes.

For more information about HIV/AIDS services, or how to be tested in your area, call: 1-800-FLA-AIDS (Florida HIV/AIDS Hotline) or visit

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Dear AICP Clients:

The AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) is continuing to centralize its services for all  clients. The purpose is to create efficiencies and respond to recommendations made by the Health  Resources  and  Services  Administration (HRSA).

Our records indicate that you are currently receiving monthly premium assistance, copayment and/or  deductible  services  through  the ADAP/AIDS  Insurance Continuation  Program {AICP).


Effective March 31, 2015, the Health Council of South Florida, Inc., (HCSF) will no longer administer  AICP  with  access through  local community  based organizations.                                       

 Services  w
ill be provided through the ADAP  central office and the  local county  health departments  in the state.



  • AICP is not going away; current AICP clients and new AICP applicants who are  eligible will receive assistance.
    • If you are currently receiving assistance through AICP; the HCSF will make payments for you through April 30, 2015.
      • You will receive insurance bills, letters, invoices or a coupon book from the insurance company. Please take all of the information you receive in the month of February or March from the insurance company to your local county health department ADAP office before March 30, 2015. This will ensure  premium payments are made timely and  correctly.
      • Beginning May 1, 2015, all future payments will be made through the ADAP central office.
      • The ADAP is setting up a series of conference calls for you to participate in and ask any questions you might have. We will notify you of those dates and times.
Through the  month of March, the  HCSF will continue to work  with the ADAP  program to  ensure a seamless transition for you. If you have any questions about your current services, please contact the HCSF at 1-855-659-7072 or 305-592-1452 and select option 3 to speak with an AICP staff.

With the creation of the Insurance Marketplace, the healthcare services are changing.  The ADAP office is doing everything possible to manage its funding and continue services to all clients.   One example is the  shift  of  high cost  insurance  plans to  more cost effective options.

As the program continues to evolve to meet the changes in the healthcare law, and manage costs appropriately, one of the things we will not change is our commitment to high-quality treatment and care services for our clients.


Lorraine Wells

ADAP State Program Director

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