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Ohio HIV Drug Assistance Program
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The Ohio Department of Health administers the Ohio HIV Drug Assistance Program (OHDAP) and the HIV Health Insurance Premium Payment (HIPP) program.

Ohio HIV Drug Assistance Program (OHDAP) 

The OHDAP formulary provides medications to treat HIV and HIV-related conditions. This program is the payer of last resort. For eligible participants, HIV-related medications are provided free of charge. The medications are available through a mail-order pharmacy and local CVS retail stores. An applicant must be a resident of Ohio, be HIV positive, meet financial eligibility guidelines and re-enroll every six months. 

Eligibility and Enrollment

To be eligible for OHDAP, the individual must:

  • Submit a complete Ryan White Part B program application and demonstrate a willingness to sign all forms and to provide necessary documentation.
  • Be a resident of Ohio.
  • Have a monthly gross income that meets OHDAP financial eligibility guidelines (this income amount is adjusted for family size). This form should become available in April of each year. Applicants with an income at or below the federal poverty level are required to have an ODH-approved Ryan White Part B medical case manager who can assist with accessing all eligible services.
  • Provide proof of monthly income (for the applicant, as well as the applicant's legal spouse and/or dependents). This includes copies of pay stubs for the most recent 45 days of employment, Social Security Income award letters, copies of unemployment compensation stubs, etc.
  • Self-employed: provide a copy of an IRS Income Tax Transcript for the most recent tax year. The form to obtain the transcript is Form 4506T and is available at the IRS Web site. Step-by-step instructions are also available by following the IRS transcript request instructions.
  • First-time applicants: provide documentation of HIV positive status such as lab results (CD4+ cell count, HIV RNA [viral load], positive HIV serology results, genotype results, etc.) or documentation by a medical provider.

Any individual found to be submitting fraudulent information may be expelled from this and other Ryan White Part B and OHDAP programs.

An OHDAP formulary of approved medications is provided to all program participants and interested parties. The OHDAP program allows for two refills for each prescription submitted to the pharmacy. No co-payment is required. The participant's prescriber must call in a new prescription every three months. When it is time for a refill, the program’s contracted pharmacy will call the participant to see if there are any changes regarding the participant's account. A 30-day supply of approved medications will be mailed each month a participant is enrolled in the program. If, however, enrollment with OHDAP ends, medications will no longer be covered, even if there are refills left. Participants should carefully follow all instructions from OHDAP staff and from the pharmacy.

HIV Health Insurance Premium Payment (HIPP) Program

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) administers the HIPP program for persons living with HIV. The HIPP program makes direct premium payments for consumers to continue existing health insurance policies.

Eligibility and Enrollment

To be eligible for the HIPP program, the individual must:

  • Complete an application and demonstrate a willingness to sign all forms and provide necessary documentation.
  • Be a resident of Ohio.
  • Have a monthly gross income of less than, or equal to, 500 percent of the federal poverty level (this income amount is adjusted for family size). 
  • Provide proof of monthly income (for the applicant, as well as the applicant's legal spouse and/or dependents). This includes copies of pay stubs for the most recent 45 days of employment, Social Security Income award letters, copies of unemployment compensation stubs, etc.
  • Self-employed: provide a copy of an IRS Income Tax Transcript for the most recent tax year. The form to obtain the transcript is Form 4506T and is available at the IRS Web site. Step-by-step instructions are also available by following the IRS transcript request instructions.
  • First-time applicants: provide documentation of HIV positive status such as lab results (CD4+ cell count, HIV RNA [viral load], positive HIV serology results, genotype results, etc.) or documentation by a medical provider.
  • Have current primary health insurance coverage or be eligible for continued coverage (COBRA); the policy must include prescription drug coverage that is as good as or better than OHDAP can provide.

The covered individual is responsible for notifying ODH of any changes in income status, mailing address, insurance coverage, insurance premium rate and other information, as necessary, to maintain program eligibility. Failure to notify ODH may affect enrollment and/or result in an interruption of services. This program must be the payer of last resort.

Any client found to be knowingly submitting fraudulent information may be expelled from this and other Ryan White Part B and OHDAP programs for a period of up to 12 months.

Resources

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 RW Part B program application  Solicitud para el programa Ryan White Parte B
 OHDAP Formulary   Fecha de entrada en vigencia
 IRS Transcript Request Instructions   
 Financial Eligibility Guidelines   

Contact Information

Ohio HIV Drug Assistance Program (OHDAP)
Ohio Department of Health
246 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
800-777-4775