Join forces with to help HIV/AIDS patients on The East End
Long Island ranks as one of the highest sub-urban areas impacted by HIV/AIDS. There are thousands of individuals who live with and manage their HIV daily. There have been great advances in the treatment of HIV/AIDS over the last decade and patients are living long, productive lives. But successful management requires consistent, sustained care. That’s where this goodcircle helps. Many of those affected on the Eastern end of Long Island face financial, geographic or cultural barriers to get and stay in care, which is vital to maintaining health. The Wellness Fund eliminates these barriers to on-going care by providing financial, medical, nutritional and social care, and integrative medical services. As government funding continues to be cut, and grant money shrinks, the ability to provide those services is in jeopardy. Over the past two years, the gap in coverage was $17,320. It is anticipated that those numbers will rise as cutbacks continue.
How this project makes a difference
Since it was created in 2009, the Wellness Fund has enabled over 135 people to receive on-going quality care who might otherwise have had none. This money will provide a range of care services to 80 individuals for the next 2 years. This goodcircle project will fund:
- Medical and Prescription Assistance: From specialists for evaluation and consultation to medical and prescription co- pays to assistance with medications that are not covered by insurance.
- Hospital-based Integrative Medicine: Coordinate with the Ed & Phyllis Davis Wellness Institute at Southampton Hospital to provide massage therapy, acupuncture and other wellness programs and classes
- Nutritional Support: Individual nutritional counseling, provide food cards, and nutritional supplements
Transportation Assistance: Assistance with cab rides and gas cards for medical appointments
This project seeks to raise $21,525 for The Wellness Fund which will enable The David E. Rogers, M.D. Center to provide a range of services required as part of the consistent care for 80 individuals over the next two years. Unaffordable and unexpected out-of-pocket costs can deter people from seeking care. This fund helps to ensure that no one is denied care for lack of financial resources. Its so simple to make a difference – a $25.00 donation covers a prescription co-pay, and $500.00 covers full care for one person for one year. But any amount helps. Click on the amount to the right, and the donation is completed in less than two minutes.
David E. Rogers, M.D. Center
The David E. Rogers, MD Center has provided care on the East End since 1994. Our mission is to provide accessible, compassionate, comprehensive, state of the art care to people living with HIV infection. Our vision is to provide quality services in a caring atmosphere while maintaining confidentiality and respect for each patient as an individual. Private insurance plans, Medicare, Medicaid, and ADAP Plus are accepted. No one is denied care for lack of financial resources.
Learn more here.