The WU ID Clinic became the Ryan White Part C grantee for the St. Louis region in 2007 and completed a successful transition from the former grantee, St. Louis ConnectCare. Ryan White Part C funds are provided by the federal government to clinical programs to ensure people living with HIV/AIDS have access to comprehensive HIV primary health care and support services.
The WU ID Clinic was already the largest HIV medical provider in the St. Louis region when it became a Ryan White Part C grantee. Since then, the clinic’s annual patient census has increased by over 70% (as of 12/31/14). In 2014, the WU ID Clinic provided HIV primary care to 1,756 patients.
The Ryan White Part C grant supports medical care costs for the WU ID Clinic’s uninsured HIV+ patients, as well as mental health services and support groups for men, retention services, transportation assistance, walk-in HIV testing services and the consumer advisory board.
Additional services designed specifically for youth and women living with HIV are available onsite at the clinic, in partnership with our sister program, Project ARK. Project ARK is the Ryan White Part D grantee for the region.