Nevada’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP)

About the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP)

An AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) is a State/Territory-administered program authorized under Part B of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) that provides FDA-approved medications to low-income individuals with HIV disease who have limited or no coverage from private insurance, Medi-caid, or Medicare. Through the provision of access to HIV medications, ADAPs are a critical component of the continuum of primary care and treatment for people living with HIV (PLWH). Other RWHAP programs work in conjunction with State/Territory ADAPs to bring people into a system of care and provide them with quality treatment and services.

AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Enrollment

Nevada currently has universal eligibility for the enrollment of services meaning there is only one enrollment process for all services. Before you enroll in the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), you must first meet the requirements for the Nevada Ryan White Services, determined by completing the Universal Eligibility Application Packets which can be found on our website at https://endhivnevada.org/policies/documents-universal-eligibility-enrollment/.  The Nevada Ryan White Program’s eligibility process will request the following information:

  • HIV Diagnosis
  • Nevada Residency
  • Income Level at or below 400% Federal Poverty Level

Once eligible for Ryan White Services, your enrollment coordinator can refer you to ADAP services. Once this referral is received, applications are processed within 14 business days. If you have less than seven days of medication, you may receive an emergency referral that is processed within 48 hours.  For more information, please contact the person(s) below or see the Ryan White Part B Program AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Service Standards.

ADAP Services

Health Insurance Assistance Services

Health Insurance to Provide Medications (HIP-Rx) is the provision of financial assistance for eligible individuals living with HIV to maintain continuity of health insurance or to receive medical and prescription benefits under a health insurance plan. This includes:

  • Purchasing health insurance that provides comprehensive primary care and pharmacy benefits for low income clients that provide a full range of HIV medications;
  • Paying prescription drug co-pays and deductibles on behalf of the client and;
  • Providing funds to contribute to a client’s Medicare Part D True Out-Of-Pocket (TrOOP) costs.

Direct Medication Assistance Services

If an applicant is not eligible for a health insurance plan (a private individual plan, a Marketplace plan, an employer plan, or a COBRA plan) or public health insurance option (Medicare, Medicaid, VA, HIS, etc.) then ADAP will cover the full cost of any medication that is on the Nevada ADAP Formulary. Funding allocated to Nevada ADAP provides an approved formulary of medications to people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH) for the treatment of HIV disease or the prevention of opportunistic infections.

The HIV/AIDS Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) reviews new and existing medications to be included or deleted from the ADAP formulary. Consumers are welcome to submit a request for the addition of a specific medication or medications, and the recommendation will be discussed at the following MAC meeting. Recommended medications must be those which improve PLWH overall health. Please see here to submit your request.

Tax Preparation Services

Eligible Clients that have received advanced premium tax credits (APTC) to acquire a marketplace insurance plan can receive assistance with tax filing and ADAP can assist with any (APTC) liability owed to the Internal Revenue Service. Please contact Access to Healthcare Network for more information.

If you have any questions concerning the ADAP Program, please contact the person(s) below:

M. Thomas Blissett
Health Program Specialist I
(ADAP Coordinator)
Phone: (775) 684-4025
Email: michaelblissett@health.nv.gov

If you have any questions concerning ADAP-related client services, please contact the person(s) below:

Jennifer Vazquez
Program Director
(Access to Healthcare Network)
Phone: (844) 609-4623 Ext. 400
Email: jennifer@accesstohealthcare.org

Lorianna Angel-Guadron
Northern Assistant Director
(Access to Healthcare Network)
Phone: (844) 609-4623 Ext. 225
Email: LAngel-Guadron@accesstohealthcare.org

Susana Gonzalez
Southern Assistant Director
(Access to Healthcare Network)
Phone: (844) 609-4623 Ext. 406
Email: SGonzalez@accesstohealthcare.org