The Nexus program serves Ryan White eligible, low income, HIV-infected individuals who receive their outpatient medical care from non-Ryan White medical providers, including private infectious diseases practices.
The goal of Nexus is to help people who are HIV+ that live in Northern Virginia who do not have sufficient health care coverage or financial resources to achieve and maintain viral load suppression.
Your Participation is Important
We will work as a team with you to achieve viral suppression. Here’s what you need to do to be a successful Nexus client:
- Participate in the Virginia Medication Assistance Program (VA MAP).
- Enroll in a Health Coverage Plan based on your eligibility.
- Work with your Case Manager to develop your own individualized service plan.
- Recertify with VA MAP every 6 months to maintain enrollment in Nexus.
- Partner with your treatment team and Nexus case manager to ensure your care needs are met.
- Respond to annual “Quality of Life” surveys to help evaluate if appropriate services are available to meet your needs.
Nexus Services for Consumers
- Non-Medical Case Management to help you maintain your eligibility for Ryan White services.
- Medical Case Management to help you effectively manage your day-to-day treatment.
- Screening for Mental health services and referrals to the appropriate level of care.
- Emergency Food Assistance gives you access to nutritious foods. You may receive grocery store gift cards on a short-term emergency basis and be referred to various community food resources.
- Medical Transportation Assistance so that you can get to and from medical appointments. Cab rides and Metro SmartTrip cards are available for Nexus patients with transportation challenges.
- Help enrolling in and using health insurance. If you are a qualified VA MAP customer you may receive help enrolling in appropriate health insurance and get help from the Virginia Department of Health in paying for your insurance premiums.
- Assistance in paying copays and deductibles for your HIV-related medical care. It is important to know that financial assistance is paid directly to your healthcare providers, and funds can never be paid or reimbursed to you.
- Outpatient Ambulatory Health Services to help you afford your medical visits and lab costs.
Executive Director, VHO, Inc. / Program Director of Nexus
Community Vice-Chair/Commissioner, Washington DC Regional Planning Commission on Health and HIV (COHAH)
Member of the Integrated Strategies Committee