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Newly Diagnosed with HIV

It is not uncommon to struggle with a new HIV diagnosis. AltaMed wants to assure you that we have services and programs available to help you with your medical care and learn how to manage your new HIV diagnosis. Below are the services available to you. Contact our caring staff to make an appointment: 1-888-455-5540

HIV and AIDS Specialty Services

AltaMed is the largest provider of quality comprehensive HIV and AIDS care for Latino, multi-ethnic and underserved communities in Los Angeles County. HIV and AIDS patients receiving medical care at AltaMed, exclusively, have full access to the services provided in our clinic locations.

HIV and AIDS Medical Care

AltaMed providers are leading experts in HIV and AIDS care. Click here to meet our doctors. AltaMed has been providing HIV and AIDS care for over 20 years. Clinics are conveniently located near you in Los Angeles, El Monte, and Pico Rivera and offers all the services listed below to our registered patients. Receive your HIV and AIDS treatment at AltaMed today by filling out the form at the bottom or calling 1-888-455-5540.

Hepatitis C Treatment

Patients who are living with both HIV and AIDS and Hepatitis C can be treated for both diseases in one convenient AltaMed location. Existing treatments for Hepatitis C can have some negative side effects that only clinics with resources and properly trained staff can manage. For that reason many clinics do not treat Hepatitis C infection. Our Hepatitis C program was recently implemented due to community need. Our highly skilled medical providers use the latest treatments available in fighting Hepatitis C.  If you are a co-infected HIV and Hepatitis C patient and are seeking treatment, fill out the form at the bottom now or call 1-888-455-5540 to make an appointment, today.

Anal Cancer & Early Detection Program

Persons who engage in anal sex or have a history of anal warts (HPV) and who are living with HIV and AIDS are at greater risk of developing anal cancer. AltaMed has implemented an anal cancer early detection program for our patients who are at risk of developing anal cancer. If you are a person living with HIV and HPV or who may be at risk for anal cancer, please fill out the form at the bottom now or call 1-888-455-5540.

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HIV and AIDS Dental Care

AltaMed provides free dental care to our patients living with HIV and AIDS and understands their medical and dental needs and the importance of preventing and treating periodontal and mouth diseases in individuals with a weakened immune system.

AltaMed covers:

  • Diagnostic Exams
  • Dental X-Rays
  • Basic Cleaning
  • Deep Cleaning
  • Fillings
  • Extractions

More extensive treatments such as crowns, dentures, and root canals are available through referrals made from our providers. If you are interested in free dental care, please fill out and submit the form at the bottom of the page or call 1-888-455-5540.

Pharmacy

AltaMed offers an in-clinic pharmacy at our Commerce Medical Group location. The pharmacists and pharmacy staff are trained and experienced in working with patients who are living with HIV and AIDS and have the expertise and training to answer your questions about any of your medications. Receive quality health care through the direct communication between your AltaMed medical provider and our in-clinic pharmacy who work together as team.

Our trustworthy pharmacy offers the convenience of picking up your medication from the pharmacy located at our clinic or you can choose our convenient home-delivery option. Pharmacy patients benefit from one-on-one consultations with a clinical pharmacist, monthly giveaways, and monthly classes to learn about medications. Pick up your HIV medications next time you come for your doctor’s appointment

AIDS Drug Assistance Program

The AIDS Drug Assistance Program, also known as ADAP, is a federally funded program that provides people living with HIV and AIDS access to the latest HIV and AIDS medications which may not be covered through their own prescription plan and for patients who may be uninsured. A trained AltaMed provider can assist you in filling out the proper documentation and completing the annual re-certification to ensure that you have access to life saving medications. If you need ADAP assistance, please fill out and submit the form at the bottom of the page and a specialist will contact you.

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Mental Health & Psychiatry 

People living with HIV and AIDS are faced with multiple and complex medical and emotional stressors that can directly affect their overall well-being and which can adversely affect their health. Our team of mental health providers is available to meet with you to talk about any difficulties you may be experiencing. AltaMed understands the unique needs of people living with or affected by HIV and AIDS and offers individual counseling, couples & family counseling, group psychotherapy and annual assessments. AltaMed also provides weekly psychiatric services with our knowledgeable and caring psychiatrist. To receive a mental health assessment or to get more information about making an appointment with our psychiatrist, please fill out and submit the form at the bottom of the page or call 1-888-455-5540.

Case Management

Case management is a service offered exclusively to our patients living with HIV and AIDS. Our caring case managers can assist you in improving your health and your quality of life by connecting you to valuable services. AltaMed also offers specialized case management services to fit your specific needs including youth case management (for patients ages 13-24), non-medical case management, housing assistance and benefits specialty.

AltaMed case managers understand your needs and work diligently to connect you with the valuable resources available to people living with HIV and AIDS including:

  • Transportation Assistance
  • Substance Abuse Treatment Referrals
  • Housing Resources
  • Dental Referrals
  • Local Food Bank referrals
  • Partner Notification Services
  • Referrals to AltaMed Services
  • Legal Assistance Referrals
  • Public Benefits Assistance

Contact our case management team today to receive assistance with accessing the resources available in your community. If you are interested in case management services, please fill out and submit the form at the bottom of the page or call 1-888-455-5540.

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Support Groups

Dealing with an HIV+ diagnosis can be difficult and, at times, challenging. Having the support of those that understand or who may be experiencing similar difficulties or stressors of living with HIV can make it less difficult to manage your diagnosis. AltaMed wants to be part of your support system by offering support groups for youth (ages 18-24), men, women, and families. Find a support group that fits your needs, please fill out and submit the form at the bottom of the page or call 1-888-455-5540.

Treatment Education & Advocacy

An HIV diagnosis can be difficult to understand. At AltaMed, we strive to teach our patients the importance of treatment and how to manage their HIV and AIDS disease. Our trained HIV specialists are committed to providing our patients with the most current and up-to-date information on HIV treatments and medications. Our HIV specialists assist with one-on-one consultations, informational workshops, and educational public forums. If you are a person living with HIV and AIDS and interested in participating in our treatment education programs, please fill out and submit the form at the bottom of the page or call 1-888-455-5540.

LIFE

LIFE stands for Living Independently, Feeling Empowered and is a home- based case management program designed to meet the needs of our patients living with HIV and AIDS with the greatest medical need and/or who are home-bound due to advanced progression of AIDS disease. The LIFE team consists of a social worker and a registered nurse who help patients live independently and improve their quality of life. Our LIFE program team can assist you in accessing the following services:

  • Home Care Services
  • Home Health Services
  • Counseling
  • Medical Monitoring
  • Nutritional Supplements
  • Case Management
  • Treatment Education
  • Durable Medical Equipment

If you are interested in the LIFE program, please fill out and submit the form at the bottom of the page or call 1-888-455-5540.

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Acupuncture

Acupuncture services are available to all our patients living with HIV and AIDS who are receiving medical care at AltaMed. Acupuncture can help boost the immune system, relieve the symptoms of the disease, and reduce the side effects of HIV medications. If you are interested in our free acupuncture treatments, please fill out and submit the form at the bottom of the page or call 1-888-455-5540.

Yoga Classes

Participate in our FREE weekly yoga classes every Monday at our HIV clinic. Yoga teaches you relaxation techniques, helps you gain muscle strength, gain flexibility, it improves your balance and increases your energy levels. If you are interested in free yoga classes, please fill out and submit the form at the bottom of the page or call 1-888-455-5540.

Dietitian

As an AltaMed patient living with HIV and AIDS you can receive free consultations with our friendly and knowledgeable registered dietitian. A proper diet can help you control chronic health conditions including high cholesterol, diabetes, and hypertension as well as help you control your weight. Our registered dietitian can help you stay healthy by developing a plan for eating a healthy, well-balanced diet based on your unique medical needs or concerns. Make an appointment with our registered dietitian at least once a year. If you are interested in making an appointment with a dietitian, please fill out and submit the form at the bottom of the page or call 1-888-455-5540.

Questions? Or Looking for more information?

Contact us at: 1-888-455-5540

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