HIV, STD and Hepatitis Branch

HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment Services

San Diego County residents who live below 400% of the federal poverty level, have a confirmed HIV diagnosis and do not qualify for another paying source are eligible for Ryan White program services. People who qualify receive free, quality medical care and supportive services from HIV specialists throughout San Diego County. Services include:

Essential Core Medical Services

  • HIV Primary Care Services
  • Medical Specialty Care, including consults, tests and necessary procedures (available with prior authorization)
  • Home and Community-Based Health Services
  • Dental Care
  • Nutrition Therapy
  • Mental Health Treatment including Psychological Counseling and Psychiatric Services
  • Substance Abuse Treatment (Outpatient)
  • Home Health
  • Home Hospice
  • Medical Case Management

Support Services

  • Case Management (non-Medical)
  • Housing including Emergency Assistance & Shallow Rent Subsidy
  • Residential Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Home-Delivered Meals
  • Transportation including assisted (van) and unassisted (passes)
  • Emergency Financial Assistance
  • Legal services

Coordinated Services

  • Countywide Integrated Services for Women, Children and Families:
    • Case Management
    • Mental Health Counseling
    • Referrals to Health and Supportive Services
    • Childcare
    • Transportation
  • Regional Services offered in North County, South Bay, and Southeast San Diego:
    • Referrals to Health and Supportive Services
    • Field Outreach
    • Transportation
  • Minority AIDS Initiative Services offered in South Bay and Southeast San Diego. Services include:
    • Case Management
    • Mental Health Counseling
    • Substance Abuse Treatment (outpatient only)
    • Referrals to Health and Supportive Services
    • Transportation

Detailed descriptions of each service
Map of HHSA Service Regions

For information on HIV/AIDS care and treatment service providers, please visit

For information related to the San Diego HIV Planning Group and its committees, including meeting materials and reports, visit

For information on the Ryan White Treatment Extension Act and the services covered, please visit the HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau and the California Office of AIDS.

For more information, phone 619-293-4700 or send us an email.

Last updated November 7, 2017.