Eligibility

AIDS Project Los Angeles offers many programs and services to people infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. Some programs required that you be a client of APLA in order to participate. Other programs simply require that you be a resident of Los Angeles County. Below is a list of programs and services that APLA offers, along with eligibility requirements for each:

Benefits and Insurance Counseling

  • Available to anyone with HIV-related benefits issues.

Case Management

  • The County of Los Angeles is comprised of eight Service Planning Areas (SPAs). Clients of APLA must reside in SPA 4 to receive Case Management Services. New clients will be assessed by a case manager during registration to make this determination. The SPA 4 residency requirement does not apply to hard-of-hearing clients. Medical transportation is available to registered clients of APLA.
  • Click here to go to the Case Management Services page for more information about SPAs, a SPA map and more.

Clientline

  • Anyone can call Clientline for help at 213.201.1500.

Dental Services

To access APLA Dental Services, patients must:

  • Have a referral from APLA or other AIDS service organizations that provide case management to HIV-infected persons. Casewatch registration must be done by referring agency.
  • Have proof of L.A. County residency.
  • Have a physician diagnosis form. Physician must be a licensed, practicing physician in Los Angeles County. The APLA diagnosis formis preferred. If that document is not available, any diagnosis form may be accepted as long as it reflects the following information:
    - Have current HIV Laboratory data (CD4 cell count and HIV viral load). These results must be dated within the last three months.
    - Have current negative tuberculosis skin test results. These results must be dated within one year. If patient has had a positive skin test at any time, a tuberculosis chest x-ray is required indicating negative results. These results must be dated within two years.

Clients with private dental insurance or Medi-Cal must bring their insurance card.

Home Health

  • Must be a registered client of APLA.
  • Must be referred by Assessment, Clientline, or Case Management Services. An assessment will be done by an registered nurse case manager from Home Health to verify client's eligibility, based on the State Office of AIDS Guidelines.
  • Must have symptomatic HIV or AIDS.

Mental Health

Individual, Couples and Family Counseling
  • APLA client registration required. Mental health intake and assessment required.
  • For more information, please call 213.201.1621.
On-Call Clinician Hours - Monday through Friday 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • APLA registration not required. Same day walk-ins and phone-ins accepted.
  • For more information, please call 213.201.1621.
Closed Support Groups
  • APLA client registration required. Mental health intake and assessment required.
  • Must meet with support group facilitator(s) prior to starting group.
  • For more information, please call 213.201.1621.
Drop-In Support Groups
  • APLA registration not required. Same day walk-ins accepted.
  • For more information, please call 213.201.1621.

Necessities of Life Program (NOLP) Food Pantries

  • Must be referred by APLA's Assessment, Clientline, Case Management or Home Health staff or by any other authorized AIDS service organization.
  • Must complete an NOLP application.
  • Must have diagnosis of AIDS or HIV with completed Karnaufsky score. This assessment is performed by APLA staff, generally at the time of registration.
  • Must provide proof of residency in L.A. County. (Does not apply to homeless clients).
  • Must provide proof of income as follows: Individuals must have a gross monthly income of no more than $968 after applying for all appropriate benefits. Families add an additional $265 per dependent.
  • Qualified applicants who live in the San Fernando Valley must use the San Fernando Valley location.

Nutrition Education

  • For more information, please call 213.201.1556.

Residential Services

  • Must meet other criteria of governing bodies of either the Section 8 or HOPWA programs.

Treatment Adherence

  • Available to anyone.

Work Services

  • Available to all people affected by HIV/AIDS.