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Office of AIDS

AIDS Medi-Cal Waiver Program

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Who we are

The AIDS Medi-Cal Waiver Program (MCWP) provides comprehensive case management and direct care services to persons living with HIV as an alternative to nursing facility care or hospitalization. Case management is a participant centered, team approach consisting of a registered nurse and social work case manager. Case managers work with the participant and primary care provider(s), family, caregiver(s), and other service providers, to assess care needs in order to keep the participant in their home and community.

The goals of the MCWP are to: (1) provide home and community-based services for persons with HIV who may otherwise require institutional services; (2) assist participants with HIV health management; (3) accessing social and behavioral health support and (4) coordinates service providers and eliminate duplication of services.

What we provide

There are 19 MCWP providers located throughout California. MCWP providers served about 1,400 participants during 2016.

MCWP participant services include: attendant care, nurse and social work case management, home-delivered meals, homemaker services, minor physical adaptions to the home, non-emergency medical transportation, nutritional counseling, psychotherapy, skilled nursing (RN/LVN), specialized medical equipment/medical supplies, and nutritional supplements.

Who is eligible

Participants must (1) have a written diagnosis of HIV/AIDS, (2) have a health status to make home care appropriate, (3) be Medi-Cal eligible on date of enrollment and each month thereafter, and (4) have been certified to meet the Nursing Facility Level of Care or higher.  

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