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HIV & Related Medical Services

Clinica Sierra Vista’s Ryan White Program/Kern Lifeline, medical case management offers an approach to primary HIV-related service delivery that is client-centered and community-minded. Our program follows a professional scope of service, ethics, and standards.

We offer various client services for eligible clients to fill gaps in care not covered by other resources. If you are living with HIV/AIDS, reside in Kern County, and do not have adequate access to public or private Healthcare resources, we can help you. We have helped many HIV+ patients navigate available resources to have successful health outcomes. Maybe you currently have no other source of healthcare or have Medicaid or private insurance, and your care needs are not being met? That’s where we come in.

For Information about CSV Ryan White Program/Kern Lifeline services contact:

34th Street Community Health Center
2000 Physicians Boulevard, 2nd Floor
Bakersfield, CA 93301

CSV Ryan White Program/Kern Lifeline

Ask for the ID clinic for PrEP/HIV/STI testing

How We Can Help

Come in, call, or schedule an appointment to speak with one of our case managers to find out more about the comprehensive services we offer to provide a means to enhance your quality of life. In a comfortable, caring setting, a Case Manager will meet with you for an assessment that will help determine how you can obtain access to HIV/AIDS healthcare and related supportive services and community resources. We also offer non-medical case management services extending to eligible clients’ families and social support systems.

Based on an individual’s assessment, medical case managers may arrange, coordinate, monitor, evaluate, and advocate for a variety of services to meet the clients’ needs. Enhancing client self-care, independence, and self-determination are some of the goals of this program. Clients are involved and supported in the aspects of their care, including problem-solving functions to the maximum extent possible.

Proactive, coordinated efforts by our integrated HIV medical and case management team provide our clients with strong support in navigating and addressing healthcare needs. Ask how our case managers can assist you in obtaining optimum wellness, as well as making the best use of available resources.

The CSV Ryan White Program/Kern Lifeline receives federal and state funding to assist eligible program clients living with HIV/AIDS, residing in Kern County, who are underserved by healthcare due to low income, little or no health insurance to bridge gaps in healthcare services, when no other support is available to the individual.

Services are contingent on funding availability and include but are not limited to, Medical/Non-Medical Case Management, such as:

  • HIV/primary Care services

  • Dental care services

  • Mental health and psychosocial services

  • Vision

  • Substance and alcohol abuse counseling

  • Nutrition therapy counseling

  • ADAP medication support and other medication assistance

  • Housing

  • Food

  • Medical transportation

  • Group/individual health education support meetings

  • Community resource linkages

  • HIV/STI testing linkage

  • Partner/HIV prevention services/PrEP Navigation and medication assistance