Orange County Government, Florida

Affected by or Living with HIV/AIDS

Get the help you need when you need it

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If you're HIV positive, live in Lake, Orange, Osceola or Seminole County and can't afford proper care, we can probably help.

We receive Ryan White federal money to assist with paying for expensive HIV treatment and care for those living in the four county areas.

To get started, schedule an eligibility appointment with one of the service providers listed below and they can help get you started.

Hope & Help
Phone (407) 645-2577 (call for details including additional locations)
Website: www.hopeandhelp.org

Miracle of Love
Phone (407) 843-1760 (call for details including additional locations)
Website: www.miracleofloveinc.org

Nehemiah Educational & Development, Inc. (N.E.E.D.)
Phone: 407-446-5677

Orange County Health Department
Phone (407-836-2680) (call for details including additional locations)
Website: www.orchd.com/personalhealth/HIV/index.asp

Am I Eligible?

What are the eligibility requirements?

  • You have to be HIV positive.  
  • You must be living in Orange, Osceola, Seminole, or Lake County.
  • You cannot be receiving the same services from Medicaid, Project AIDS Care or Insurance.  
  • You have to be low-income - at or below 400% of the Federal Poverty Level 

 What do I need to bring to my appointment? In order to be able to quickly get you into the services you need, we will first need to have a few documents to assess your eligibility. Bring the following documents with you to your first appointment:

  • Proof of HIV Status - Original or copy of an HIV Laboratory Test which shows your HIV Status
  • Proof of Income - Bring all that apply to show your income such as:
    • Current Pay Stubs (last 3 months if possible)
    • Military & Earning Statement
    • Rental & Other Income
    • If Self Employed - 1040 Form
    • Public Assistance Award or Denial Letters
  • Bring all documents that show you are receiving services from other programs or have been denied such as:
    • Medicaid Card
    • Project AIDS Care Eligibility Notice
    • Insurance Policy
    • Public Assistance Program Award or Denial Letters
    • Veterans Administration and Other Documents which apply.
  • Proof of Residency such as utility bills or lease agreements
  • Picture ID

What If I don't have all the documentation? It's Okay. Bring what you have or call the local office for help. Remember having the correct information at the time of the appointment will speed the process of your eligibility determination.

Services Offered -

  • HIV Medical Care
  • Help paying for HIV medications
  • Case Management services
  • Dental Care
  • Nutritional and Food Services
  • Health Insurance payment assistance
  • Counseling Services
  • Outpatient Substance Abuse Services
  • Transportation to medical appointments

Become a Part of the Planning Process by joining the Planning Council

The Planning Council is a community planning organization charged with assessing the needs of a planning services for People Living with HIV/AIDS in Lake, Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties (the "Orlando EMA"). These services are funded by Part A of the Federal Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act. Click the link below for more information on the Planning Council. www.hivnetwork.org

Contact Us

Visit our staff directory page for specific contact information.