The Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) Ryan White Program offers comprehensive care and treatment along with essential support services and medications to low-income (less than 500% of poverty level) people living with HIV.
Ryan White dollars support Sunshine Family Care and aims to fill gaps in services in Flint and surrounding counties in Michigan. Anyone living with HIV can receive care and treatment at Sunshine Family Care and will not be denied services regardless of insurance coverage or for the inability to pay.
Sunshine Family Care offers transportation, food assistance, emergency financial assistance, and provides insurance, medication and dental programs.
Medical Transportation is the provision of nonemergency transportation that enables patients to access core medical and support services.
Medical transportation may be provided through: Contracts with providers of transportation services, Mileage reimbursement (through a non-cash system) that enables patients to travel to needed medical or other support services.
Unallowable costs include: Direct cash payments or cash reimbursements to patients, Direct maintenance expenses (tires, repairs, etc.) of a privately-owned vehicle, any other expenses associated with a privately-owned vehicle such as lease, loan payments, insurance, license, or registration fees.Learn More
Food Bank/Home Delivered Meals refers to the provision of actual food items, hot meals, nutritional supplements, or a voucher program to purchase food. This also includes the provision of essential non-food items that are limited to the following: Personal hygiene products, Household cleaning supplies, water filtration/purification systems in communities where issues of water safety exist.
Unallowable costs include household appliances, pet foods, and other non-essential products.Learn More
Emergency Financial Assistance
Emergency Financial Assistance (EFA) provides limited one-time or short-term payments to assist a patient with an urgent need for essential items or services necessary to improve health outcomes, including: utilities, housing, food (including groceries and food vouchers), transportation, medication not covered by an AIDS Drug Assistance Program or AIDS Pharmaceutical Assistance or another allowable cost needed to improve health outcomes.
EFA must occur as a direct payment to an agency or through a voucher program.Learn More
Medication and Insurance Assistance
The Michigan Drug Assistance Program includes prescriptions, copay, coinsurance coverage and premium Assistance Program to help cover the cost of premiums.
Attn: Michigan Drug Assistance Programs
HIV Care & Prevention Section
Division of HIV and STI Programs
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
P.O. Box 30727
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: 888-826-6565 (toll-free)
Fax Number: 517-373-1495 or 517-335-7723
The Michigan Dental Program (MDP) is a comprehensive federally funded dental access program for people living with HIV/AIDS, funded under the Ryan White CARE Act. The program is a partnership between the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Delta Dental of Michigan.
A Michigan Dental Program application form is available on the MDP website accessible through michigan.gov/oralhealth.Learn More