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How the AIDS Medi-Cal Waiver Can Help You Get the Care You Need At Home

REVISED August 2017, Pub #5435.01


What is the HIV/AIDS Medi-Cal Waiver Program?

The HIV/AIDS Medi-Cal Waiver Program (the “AIDS Waiver”) provides case management and direct care services to persons living with HIV/AIDS as an alternative to nursing facility care or hospitalization. You can use this service to help you stay at home, or to go home from a facility.


Who is eligible?

Eligible individuals must:

  • Have a written diagnosis of HIV disease or AIDS from his/her primary care provider; and
  • Have a qualifying health status to make home care appropriate; and
  • Be Medi-Cal eligible on the date of enrollment and each month thereafter; and
  • Be certified to meet the Nursing Facility Level of Care or higher and score 60 or less using the Cognitive and Functional Ability Scale Assessment tool.


What types of services are available under this waiver?

  • Nurse and social work case management
  • Homemaker services such as meal preparation and routine household care, grocery shopping, etc.
  • Attendant care
  • Minor physical adaptations to the home such as ramps, grab bars, widening of doorways, etc.
  • Specialized medical equipment/medical supplies
  • Skilled nursing – RN/LVN
  • Psychotherapy
  • Financial assistance for children/infants in foster care
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Non-emergency medical transportation
  • Meals delivered to your home


Additional Information:

AIDS Waiver services are provided at no cost to the client, however individuals with a Medi-Cal share of cost must meet that share of cost each month to be eligible for services. There is a $25,727 per year cost limit effective January 1, 2017.

Individuals MAY NOT be simultaneously enrolled in or receive services from any of the following programs: Medi-Cal Hospice Program; State Plan case management services; Targeted case management to supplement AIDS Waiver; or another Medi-Cal Home and Community-Based Services Waiver.

Individuals MAY be simultaneously enrolled in Medicare Hospice.

AIDS Waiver agencies can provide additional information regarding eligibility and program services, enrollment, and the direct provision of case management services by a nurse and social worker. If you are not eligible for the AIDS Waiver, you may be eligible for other programs within the same agency or its parent agency. For a list of agencies by county see below.  For other resources see

For Information about getting AIDS Waiver Services, you can call your county agency, listed below.  If you need information about applying for Medi-Cal, you can go to

California Department of Public Health
Office of AIDS, HIV Care Branch


Counties Served

Agency Name

Agency Address

Agency Phone


AIDS Project of the East Bay

8400 Enterprise Way
Oakland, CA 94621

(510) 663-7979

Amador, Calaveras, Tuolumne

Sierra HOPE

1168 Booster Way
Angels Camp, CA 95222

(209) 736-6792

Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Shasta, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Yuba

Home and Health Care Management

1398 Ridgewood Drive Chico, CA 95973

(530) 343-0727

Contra Costa

Contra Costa County Health Services Department

597 Center Avenue
Martinez, CA 94553

(925) 313-6740

El Dorado, Nevada, Placer

Sierra Foothills AIDS Foundation

12183 Locksley Lane
Auburn, CA 95602

(530) 889-2437

Lake, Mendocino, Sonoma

Community Care Management Corporation

301 South State Street
Ukiah, CA 95481

(707) 468-9347

Los Angeles

AIDS Healthcare Foundation

1001 North Martel Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046

(323) 436-5000

Los Angeles

AIDS Project Los Angeles

611 South Kingsley Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90005

(213) 201-1600

Los Angeles

AltaMed Health Services Corporation

5427 E. Whittier Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90022

(877) 462-2582

Los Angeles

Minority AIDS Project

5149 West Jefferson Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90016

(323) 936-4949

Los Angeles

St. Mary Medical Center

1045 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90813

(888) 509-2187

Los Angeles

Tarzana Treatment Centers

7101 Baird Avenue
Reseda, CA 91335

(888) 777-8565


AIDS Services Foundation

17982 Sky Park Circle
Irvine, CA 94621

(949) 809-5700

Riverside, San Bernardino

Desert AIDS Project

1695 North Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

(760) 323-4197

Sacramento, Yolo

Rx Staffing and Homecare, Inc.

4640 Marconi Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95821

(916) 485-8200

San Luis Obispo

Access Support Network

130 Nipomo Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 781-3660

San Francisco

Westside Community Services

1153 Oak Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

(415) 431-9000

Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency

1060 Emeline Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

(831) 454-4313


Stanislaus County Health Services Agency

830 Scenic Drive
Modesto, CA 95350

(209) 558-7000


Ventura County Public
Health Department

3147 Loma Vista Road
Ventura, CA 93003

(805) 652-6267


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