METRO provides numerous programs to serve those living with HIV and AIDS. Medical Case Management includes a holistic approach with linkage to necessary services and an emphasis on health management and treatment adherence. Our goal is to assist clients in becoming increasingly self-sufficient with an improvement in overall well-being while taking charge of their health.
HIV+ and residents of Florida may be eligible for the RYAN WHITE Treatment Modernization Act funded medical case management at METRO. To determine eligibility, an applicant must provide acceptable proof of HIV infection along with proof of Florida residency and income. Once eligibility is confirmed, they may be able to enroll in Medical Case Management and receive necessary services, such as medications, insurance assistance, housing assistance, food pantry, Minority AIDS Initiative, and other programs.
Women and Children
We are dedicated to providing access to needed care, education, and reinforce being adherent to treatment. METRO provides comprehensive case management for HIV+ women and children in Hillsborough through the Florida Family AIDS Network (FAN) program. These family-centered services utilize a comprehensive system of care by linking individuals to services such as medical care, medical case management, and mental health support for individuals and groups. FAN case managers work closely with members of the family unit to connect to care, monitor the provision of services, and address any issues impacting the delivery of treatment. For office visits, we accept Medicare and are expanding our participation in most health insurance plans (call for an updated list) with self-pay options available.
Inmates or Previously Incarcerated
Our goal is to assist current and former inmates maintain their health and stability by ensuring access to medical care and other needs, during incarceration and upon release. Now serving Pinellas and Hillsborough County Jail systems, METRO can help HIV+ inmates with their transition into the community by providing access to essential services including:
- Medical Care and Medications
- Emergency Financial Assistance
- Job Training and Placement Resources
- Substance Abuse Treatment
- And More
HERR Program HIV/AIDS Education
Individuals who identify as Hispanic or African American and are living with HIV or AIDS may qualify for additional targeted services that include: assistance with insurance screenings and application, medication access, educational and support groups, translation and support during medical appointments, and connecting partners to resources.
For 18-26 years old Pinellas County residents released from any county jail within the last 12 months. The purpose of RE-LINK is to improve health outcomes for reentrants and provide access services that will help the individual with an easier transition back into the community. Goals of the program include:
- Address health care access of the reentry population by improving coordination and linkages among criminal justice, public health, social service and private entities;
- Reduced health disparities experienced by the reentry and justice-involved population;
- Increased access to needed public health, behavioral health, health care coverage and/or social services; and
- Reduced recidivism.
RE-LINK Case Managers can assist with linkage to the following social and support services:
- Primary Care and Medications
- Mental Health Counseling
- Substance Abuse Treatment
- Intervention Programs
- Employment and Job Training Services
- Food, Clothing, Transportation, and Housing Assistance
- Help with Obtaining ID Cards & Birth Certificates
Call (727) 321-3854 for more information or to make an appointment.