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Washington State AIDS Drug Assistance Program (Early Intervention Program)
The Early Intervention Program (EIP) provides services to help eligible persons with HIV get the medications and assistance with insurance premium payments they need to improve and maintain their health.
Frequently Asked Questions
Washington State AIDS Drug Assistance Program (Early Intervention Program) pays for a variety of services to help meet the health care needs of low to moderate income people with HIV who live in Washington.
Washington State AIDS Drug Assistance Program (EIP) offers the following services:
Prescription medications - program pays for certain HIV-related prescription medications. For clients with insurance, this program may pay what insurance doesn't for formulary covered medications.
Washington State AIDS Drug Assistance Program (EIP) clients receive a client identification number and a pharmacy card. They can present these to a contracting pharmacy to get their medications, in most cases for a nominal monthly fee.
Washington State AIDS Drug Assistance Program (EIP) also provides assistance in acquiring insurance and Medicaid eligibility.
Please call 1-877-376-9316 or visit the Washington Department of Health Website for more information about applying.
Basic requirements for all Washington State AIDS Drug Assistance Program applicants:
- Are HIV positive
- Live in Washington State
- Have a gross monthly income of 300% or less of the Federal Poverty Level as a single person. For 2013, that amount is $2872.50 gross monthly income.
- Have financial resources of $10,000 or less (not counting one home, one automobile and certain retirement accounts).
Additional requirements for applicants with Medicare:
- Applicants with Medicare must be enrolled in a Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) or insurance that is "as good as" a PDP. If the applicant isn't enrolled in a PDP or "as good as" insurance, the applicant will receive temporary eligibility while enrolling.
- Applicants with a PDP and a gross monthly income at or below 150% or less of the Federal Poverty level for a single person, must apply for Extra Help (also known as Low Income Subsidy) with Social Security Administration. For 2013, that amount is $1,436.25 gross monthly income. Applicants will receive temporary eligibility during the Extra Help application period.
There are additional requirements for some applicants who may be eligible for Medicaid.
You must complete a confidential application, which is available through county health departments, AIDS service organizations and online. You may download the confidential application through the Washington State Department of Health's website.
Staff at the Washington State Department of Health in Olympia process all applications for enrollment. Contact them at the address given below or call 1-877-376-9316 for more information about how to apply.
Washington State Department of Health
HIV Client Services
P.O. Box 47841
Olympia, Washington, 98504-7841
This is the list of documents that are required to be part of the Early Intervention Program (EIP):
- Proof of Identity (New Clients)
- Proof of residency
No Fixed Address Form (Homeless Clients Only)
- Proof of income OR signature on a "no income" declaration statement
- A copy of your Medicare card (if applicable)
- A copy of insurance credibility statement or copy of a PDP or MA-PD card
- A copy of your insurance card (if applicable)
- HIV & Health Status Information Form (HHSI)
Please click on the links below to download a PDF with a complete list of medications on Washington State AIDS Drug Assistance Program (EIP) formulary.
To locate the pharmacy closest to you, use the Pharmacy Locator on the left panel, or call Ramsell at 1-888-311-7632.
You have the right to apply, to appeal decisions and to receive confidential, nondiscriminatory, courteous and respectful service.
If you believe you have been denied your rights, or treated unfairly or discourteously at any point in the enrollment process, or while receiving pharmacy services, you may contact Washington State Department of Health at 1-877-376-9316.
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