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California AIDS Drug Assistance Program ADAP
The California AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) was established in 1987 to help ensure that HIV-positive uninsured and under-insured individuals have access to medication. Currently, over 180 drugs are available through ADAP, and there are over 3,000 pharmacies statewide where clients can access these drugs.
Frequently Asked Questions
ADAPs provide medications to treat HIV disease or prevent related serious deterioration of health. Drugs provided and eligibility criteria are determined state by state with a focus on serving low-income individuals.
- You are a resident of the State of California
- You are at least 18 years of age
- You have an HIV diagnosis
- ADAP will only process prescriptions written by a licensed California physician/prescriber
- You have limited or no prescription drug benefit from another source
- You have a Federal Adjusted Gross Income of not more than $50,000. (To determine your Federal Adjusted Gross Income, refer to your income tax forms or visit www.irs.gov)
To locate the enrollment site closest to you, please enter your City or Zip code or County in the "Enrollment Site Locator" form on the left side pannel.
- Proof of California Residence (i.e. rental agreement or utility bill in your name, identifying place of residence)
- Picture identification (California Driver's License, California Identification card, Passport, School I.D., etc.)
- Proof of Income (copies of either your most recent Federal or State Income Tax returns)
- If you are not required to file a tax retrun, you must supply 3 consecutive months worth of current income documents
- Public Assistance or Social Security Award Letters
- Proof of Medi-Cal application (if applicable) and/or documentation of any current health insurance coverage (if applicable)
- Letter of HIV diagnosis from your physician/prescriber
- Lab values (CD4 and viral load counts) must be dated within 6 months
There are over 180 FDA approved drugs in the California ADAP program. To view the current list of drugs, or ADAP formulary, please choose one of the options below.
To locate the pharmacy closest to you, use the Pharmacy Locator on the left panel, or call Ramsell at 1-888-311-7632.
If you believe you have been denied your rights, or treated unfairly or discourteously at any point in the ADAP enrollment process, or while receiving pharmacy services, you may contact the local ADAP coordinator for your county or the State Office of AIDS at (916) 449-5900.
Members who are in the Full Medicare Subsidy Program are not eligible for Premium Payment Assistance.
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