San Francisco AIDS Foundation's financial benefits program helps clients navigate the complex private and public benefits system, including the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), General Assistance, Food Stamps, Medi-Cal (California's Medicaid program), Medicare, CARE/HIPP, and Social Security. Our skilled counselors provide one-on-one advocacy, assessing what benefits clients are eligible to receive, and can also assist in the application process.
Below are descriptions of the various benefit programs available in San Francisco as well as frequently asked questions. Please call (415) 487-8000 if you'd like more information or to schedule an appointment with a benefits counselor.
What is the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) and how do I enroll?
ADAP is a prescription drug assistance program funded by the federal Ryan White CARE Act and state funds. The program assists people living with HIV who lack adequate health insurance to access HIV-related medications that they otherwise could not afford. ADAP pays either a co-payment and deductibles or the entire cost of medications, depending on whether the client has some form of insurance. San Francisco residents can enroll in ADAP at different sites throughout the city and also at San Francisco AIDS Foundation. Call (415) 487-8000 to request an appointment. People outside of San Francisco can call 1-888-311-7632 to learn where to enroll.