Center for Infectious Diseases
HIV and HCV Medical Case Management and Peer Program
The CID offers Medical Case Management services to HIV positive and Hepatitis C positive patients. The CID model of HIV primary care is team-centered; each team comprises an HIV primary care physician, a nurse, and a Medical Case Manager (MCM). Every patient receiving care in the CID is assigned to a designated care team; this ensures that patients’ medical care will be closely coordinated with MCMs. This multidisciplinary model maximizes service utilization and coordination of care both within the CID and across hospital departments and outside agencies.
- Health insurance assistance
- Transportation assistance
- Housing assistance
- Utility assistance
- Substance use and abuse risk reduction
- Assisted referrals to other support services.
- Adherence support
- Sexual health promotion
Medical Case Managers are assigned to all HIV Primary Care patients at the first medical appointment
Medical Case Management Services are located within the Center for Infectious Diseases at the Shapiro Ambulatory Care building at 725 Albany Street, Suite 9B, Boston, MA 02118
Home Based Medical Case Management
The CID offers a mobile case management team for patients who receive referrals from the clinic-based provider team. Case Management services are directly provided to adult patients in their homes or other living environments, such as HIV housing. Education, skill building exercises, advocacy, and support help our patients to remain engaged in health care.
Peer Navigator Program
The CID employs peer leaders who are able to use his/her own personal experience with HIV to help improve the care and treatment of others with HIV/AIDS. A significant body of research exists supporting peers as an effective strategy for successful health care and sustained positive behavior change for people with chronic disease.
- One-to-one meetings for individualized behavioral risk and needs assessments
- Education about medical care and the treatment options
- Strategizing and decision making
- Referrals to appropriate support services
- Emotional support
- Assistance with medical adherence
- Group sessions (see support groups below)
- Accompaniment to medical visits
Peer services are located within the Center for Infectious Diseases at the Shapiro Ambulatory Care building at 725 Albany Street, Suite 9B, Boston, MA 02118
HIV Support Groups
The CID offers a variety of weekly groups including:
- Newly diagnosed or reengaged in care group
- Women’s Group
- Community Luncheons
- Men’s group
- Substance Use
Clinic staff facilitate groups and rotate topics selected by participants and facilitators to address the most relevant issues of interest.
Please discuss group options with your Medical Case Manager or Peer Navigator
Group services are located within the Center for Infectious Diseases at the Shapiro Ambulatory Care building at 725 Albany Street, Suite 9B, Boston, MA 02118