Community-Based

Services

The key to living a longer, healthier life with HIV is a full continuum of care. Our case managers work with a variety of community-based services to provide the very best care and assistance available to our city’s most marginalized populations.

Outpatient

HIV Medical Care

Providing compassionate medical treatment that empowers health and prevention in an outpatient setting:

  • Healthcare provided by doctors with board-certified expertise
  • Onsite blood draw service
  • Onsite pharmacy (while you wait or delivery)
  • Medication assistance for eligible clients
  • Medication counseling by physician or pharmacist
  • Medication assistance for eligible clients
  • Multidisciplinary approach to provision of comprehensive healthcare

Appointments:
Phone: 210-225-4716
Email: clinic@careclinicsa.org

Onsite

Pharmacy

Astoria Pharmacy, a division of Southside Pharmacy, is located at SAAF in the outpatient clinic suite.

Astoria offers: retail pharmacy, specialty pharmacy, free confidential delivery, refill reminders, copay assistance, ADAP Program, 340B pharmacy, patient advocacy and community liaison, and competitive cash prices. They accept 350 insurance plans and provide pharmaceutical assistance for patients who qualify for Ryan White benefits.

Transfer or refill your prescription:
Phone: 210-951-8877 | Fax: 210-951-8856
Email: margaret@ssrx.com

Client

Services

Medical Case Management – Clients meet regularly with our medical case managers who ensure access to medical care, retention in care and adherence to medications. Treatment adherence counseling is provided to ensure readiness for and adherence to complex HIV treatments.

In addition, medical case managers help to navigate and coordinate the complex social service system thus ensuring access to all available medical and supportive services that may help to optimize their life situations and improve healthcare outcomes.

Non-Medical Case Management – Our non-medical case managers provide guidance and assistance to clients in accessing medical, social, community, legal, financial and other needed services. Non-medical case managers may also help clients access other public and private programs for which they may be eligible, such as Medicaid, Medicare Part D, State Pharmacy Assistance Programs, Pharmaceutical Manufacturer’s Patient Assistance Programs and Health Insurance Marketplace Plans.

Behavioral/

Mental Health

Professional counselors help clients identify goals and potential solutions to problems which cause emotional turmoil; seek to improve communication and coping skills; strengthen self-esteem; and promote behavior change and optimal health.

Our mental health clinicians are state-licensed professionals who can provide individual and group therapy.

Dental

Care

Clients receive HIV-related oral health care or dental care through dental subcontractors in the community. Through Ryan White funding SAAF can subcontract diagnostic, preventative and therapeutic services by general dental practitioners, dental specialists and dental hygienists.

For More Information or to set up services, contact the intake coordinator: Phone: 210-225-4715

Housing

Transitional: short-term (Carson House) – Only a short walking distance from SAAF, the facility houses a total of 20 men, women and transgender homeless clients at any given time, and is staffed 24 hours a day, sev en days a week, all year long. Residents are allowed to remain in the program for 90 days and eligible to re-enter program after 90 days of discharge. The Carson House is a drug and alcohol free environment. The mission of the program is to allow homeless individuals living with HIV/AIDS to reside in a comfortable, home-like environment for up to three months, providing them the opportunity to move beyond their present situation and achieve residential stability. Clients admitted to program can be referred from any variety of AIDS service or social service organizations, such as prison discharge units, hospital discharge units, drug treatment programs, etc. Residents pay a minimal monthly housing fee. The facility is wheelchair accessible.

Rental Assistance – Since 2000, the San Antonio AIDS Foundation has administered Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), a HUD program, assistance of up to 30 months – providing clients with long-term rental assistance.

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