People with HIV can apply for assistance through Minnesota’s Ryan White Programs including Program HH. Program HH, administered by DHS, will help people access:
Insurance premium assistance
Help paying for medication and medication copays (i.e. the AIDS Drug Assistance Program or ADAP)
Mental health services
Medication therapy management services.
Minnesota Ryan White Program services are available statewide to those who meet the following criteria:
A person who has received an HIV/AIDS diagnosis.
A resident of Minnesota.
A household with total income of less than 400% of the federal poverty guideline. For Program HH, income guidelines are updated annually on Feb. 1.
Additional program assessments can be made to determine eligibility for services if a person seeking services meets the above criteria and has no insurance or is underinsured. Underinsured means a person has insurance, but their insurance might not cover all HIV-related expenses.
If you need emergency assistance to fill or refill your HIV prescriptions, Program HH can process your application within 24 hours. Call the DHS HIV team at 651-431-2414 or 800-657-3761 (toll-free) to notify the team of incoming emergency documents. Then submit the forms and verification documents listed below by fax to 651-431-7414.
If you need emergency processing and are new to the Ryan White Program, follow instructions for a new applicant below. If you need emergency processing and are returning to the Ryan White Program, follow the instructions for a returning applicant below.
The following verification documents are required for a complete application for all applicants. If you do not provide the following verification documents, the processing of your emergency application will be delayed.
If you are enrolled in Ryan White or Program HH services and need to submit changes to your personal information, download and complete the Ryan White Information Change Form (PDF) and submit via mail.
Or use the online form to submit your information electronically by choosing “Information Change Form.”
If you are enrolled in Ryan White or Program HH services and need to make changes to your employment status or employment information, download and complete the following forms and submit via mail:
In additional to administering Ryan White programs, DHS also provides Ryan White funds to HIV service providers across the state. For more information about these services, see the HIV: Additional Ryan White services webpage.
If you would like more information or assistance with your forms: