HIV Uninsured Care Programs - Summary

The NYS Department of Health's AIDS Institute has established five programs which provide access to free health care (HIV Drugs, Primary Care, Home Care, Insurance Premium Payments, and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis to prevent HIV infection) for New York State residents who are uninsured or underinsured. The programs use the same application form and enrollment process.

AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP)

The AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) provides free medications for the treatment of HIV/AIDS and opportunistic infections. The drugs provided through ADAP can help people with HIV/AIDS to live longer and treat the symptoms of HIV infection. ADAP can help people with partial insurance and those who have a Medicaid spenddown requirement.

ADAP Plus (Primary Care)

ADAP Plus (Primary Care) provides free primary care services at selected clinics, hospital outpatient departments, office based physicians and lab vendors. The services include ambulatory care for medical evaluation, early intervention and ongoing treatment.

HIV Home Care Program

The HIV Home Care Program provides coverage for home care services to chronically medically dependent individuals as ordered by their physician. The program covers skilled nursing, home health aide services, intravenous therapy administration, medications and supplies and durable medical equipment when ordered by a doctor for specific conditions. Services must be provided through a home care agency which has enrolled in the program.

ADAP Plus Insurance Continuation Program (APIC)

APIC can pay for commercial health insurance premiums for ADAP eligible clients. APIC will pay for a cost effective health insurance policy. Policies considered for payment must be comprehensive and provide full prescription and primary care coverage without annual coverage caps.

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Assistance Program (PrEP-AP)

Eligible providers will be reimbursed for a specific set of services provided to eligible individuals, including but not limited to, HIV testing. STI/STD testing and supportive primary care services, consistent with the PrEP clinical guidelines.

HIV Uninsured Care Programs Application (English)

Solicitude para el Programa de Cuidado de VIH (Español)

Additional Languages

HIV Uninsured Care Programs Drug Formulary & Covered Services

Other Resources

HIV Uninsured Care Programs Provider Assurances & Agreements with Enrollment Form

Uninsured Care Programs Provider/Service Manuals

Requests for information in an alternate format can be mailed to:


HIV Uninsured Care Programs
Empire Station
P.O. Box 2052
Albany, NY 12220-0052

Program's Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:00AM - 5:00PM

In State - Toll Free 1-800-542-2437 or 1-844-682-4058
Out of State - (518) 459-1641
TDD - (518) 459-0121