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Collaborative Care Center

A Collaborative Care Model for Integrated Healthcare Across Colorado Springs 

At Peak Vista Community Health Center, our HIV/AIDS specialists understand the unique health challenges that encompass those who are HIV-positive and living with AIDS. As part of our continuing mission to remove barriers to quality healthcare to the underinsured and uninsured population of Colorado Springs, we have developed a Collaborative Care Clinic that provides an interdisciplinary approach to managing these serious illnesses. Under the guidance of a primary care physician, infectious disease specialist, and a case manager from the Southern Colorado AIDS Project, you can rest assured that you will receive the specialized, quality care you deserve at Peak Vista. 

Our goal is to simplify the delivery of care, as well as support treatment compliance. As a Peak Vista patient, you are able to access the Clinic through a provider referral. Additionally, patients can also be referred through the Southern Colorado AIDS Project. For further information, please contact our HIV Coordinator, at (719) 344-6790.

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Pikes Peak Trusted Source For Integrated Healthcare Solutions 

Peak Vista Community Health Center takes the care of HIV-positive and AIDS patients very seriously. That is why we offer multiple, patient-focused medical services, and collaborate with infectious disease specialists and knowledgeable case managers.  

When you are a patient at our Collaborative Care Clinic, you will receive:

  • An initial visit with a primary care provider
  • A co-visit with a primary care provider and an infectious disease specialist
  • A visit with a case manager from Southern Colorado AIDS Project
  • Assistance with ADAP (AIDS Drug Assistance Program)

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What Is The ADAP (Aids Drug Assistance Program)?

ADAP is a statewide, federally funded prescription medication program that provides FDA-approved medications to low-income people living with HIV who have limited or no health coverage from private insurance, Medicaid, or Medicare.  

What Is The Treatment For HIV?

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, an HIV-positive person should begin antiretroviral therapy (ART) as soon as possible after their diagnosis. If you delay treatment, the virus will continue to damage your immune system and put you at an increased risk for developing AIDS. 

When Should I Start HIV Treatment?

Anyone in need of care is welcome here at Peak Vista, regardless of ability to pay or insurance status. You may qualify for financial help to pay for coverage and care. This amount is based on your income. You may also qualify for a public program like Medicaid or Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+).

What Are The Benefits of Taking HIV Medicine?

When you take your HIV medicine everyday as prescribed, it provides numerous important benefits to your long-term health and wellbeing. Some of these benefits include:

  • A lowered amount of HIV in the body. Even one missed dose of medicine gives HIV the opportunity to multiply rapidly in your body. 
  • Strengthens the immune system, helping you fight off infections more easily. 
  • Decreases the risk of spreading HIV to others. 
  • Helps to prevent drug resistance, which develops when the virus mutates and no longer responds to HIV medicine.