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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.

Services include:

  • 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.

Services include:

  • One-to-one meetings for individualized behavioral risk and needs assessments
  • Education about medical care and the treatment options
  • Problem-identification
  • Strategizing and decision making
  • Skill-building
  • 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

 

Appointments

Call: 617.414.4290
Fax: 617.414.4285

STD Program
Call: 617.414.4290

STD Hotline
Call: 617.414.4081


Boston Medical Center
Center for Infectious Diseases
Shapiro Center
9th Floor, Suite 9B
725 Albany Street
Boston, MA 02118


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Call: 617.414.4290
Fax: 617.414.4285


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