MEDICATION ACCESS

Request for LPAP Formulary - PDF

TRG LPAP Advisory Board P&P - PDF

LPAP 

The purpose of a Local AIDS Pharmaceutical Assistance Program (LPAP) is to provide therapeutics to treat HIV/AIDS or to prevent the serious deterioration of health arising from HIV/AIDS ineligible individuals, including measures for prevention and treatment of opportunistic infections. An LPAP is a program intended to ensure that clients receive medications when other means to procure medications are unavailable or insufficient.  As such, LPAPs are meant to serve as an ongoing means of providing medications for a period of time. 

Links: 

TRG LPAP Policy (PDF) 

Most Recent LPAP Formulary (owned by Ryan White Grant Administration): https://publichealth.harriscountytx.gov/Services-Programs/Programs/RyanWhite/Quality  

Medication Add Form:  

 

EFA 

Emergency Financial Assistance (EFA) provides limited one-time or short-term payments to assist a HRSA Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) client with an urgent need for essential items or services necessary to improve health outcomes, including: utilities, housing, food (including groceries and food vouchers), transportation, medication not covered by an AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) or AIDS Pharmaceutical Assistance Program (LPAP), or another HRSA RWHAP-allowable cost needed to improve health outcomes. Emergency financial assistance must occur as a direct payment to an agency or through a voucher program. 

Links: 

 

TRG EFA Policy (PDF) 

 

DSHS EFA Standard of Care Taxonomy: https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/hivstd/taxonomy/default.shtm  

THMP 

The Texas HIV Medication Program (THMP) provides medications for the treatment of HIV and its related complications for low-income Texans. To qualify for medications, potential clients who meet eligibility criteria complete an application for assistance. Once approved, a client receives medications at an assigned pharmacy in their community. 

The THMP is the official AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) for the State of Texas. The THMP has been in existence since 1987 and provides medications approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of illnesses caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and other opportunistic infections in HIV-infected individuals as prescribed by their doctor. THMP also operates the Texas HIV State Pharmaceutical Assistance Program (SPAP) which helps HIV-positive individuals that do not qualify for the full Low-Income Subsidy (extra help) with their out-of-pocket costs associated with Medicare Part D prescription drug plans, including co-payments, deductibles, coinsurance, and during the coverage gap (the "donut hole"). 

 

Helpful Links: 

 

DSHS: https://www.dshs.texas.gov/hivstd/meds/  

 

THMP Application and Documents: https://www.dshs.texas.gov/hivstd/meds/document.shtm