AIDS Waiver Program

Provider Type

  • Physicians
  • Participating Physician Groups (PPG)
  • Hospitals
  • Ancillary

The California Department of Public Health's (CDPH's) AIDS Waiver Program provides Medi-Cal fee-for-service (FFS) home and community-based services to members with symptomatic HIV disease or AIDS who would otherwise require placement in a skilled nursing facility (SNF), or who are at increased risk for this type of placement. The AIDS Waiver Program is not covered by Health Net but is paid for by FFS Medi-Cal. These CDPH FFS services support home-based care and coordinated care to improve health and prevent costly hospitalizations for members with HIV/AIDS.

The CDPH AIDS Waiver Program contracts with agencies for the provision of care management, in-home skilled nursing care, attendant care, homemaker care, psychosocial counseling, equipment and minor physical adaptations to the home, Medi-Cal supplement for infants and children in foster care, non-emergency medical transportation, non-medical transportation, nutrition counseling, nutritional supplements, home-delivered meals, and administrative expenses.