• Needs assessment surveying results have been presented in our quarterly QM meetings. We discussed the importance of making the patient feel welcome as well as making 6 month retention in care reports standard. Patients who have not been in care for 6 months will be contacted to re-establish care/ determine need.
• Our CAB will meet on 5/10/12 prior to our local HIV consortia meeting; consumers will be encouraged to attend. The partners in care collaborative will be presented.
• We will continue a referral tracking process with DHEC and OB/GYN. Access to OB/GYN services will increase if our Part D application is approved and funded. Currently an OB/GYN is on site on Monday, this will be increased to three times weekly and will improve access to same-day OB/GYN services. This grant will also provide to be very beneficial in the transition of care from our Outpatient Pediatric AIDS Clinic (OPAC) to our adult ID clinic as well as pick-up service gaps with our Part B funding.
• A collaborative between our clinic and the Charleston County Detention Center has been established. They will contact us to obtain the correct drug regimen to keep patients on the correct HIV therapy.
• Transportation continues to be an identified barrier to care by consumers and providers. Gas cards are provided for patients who may have to drive long distances and rely on a ride. Lab appointments and follow-up visits are scheduled on the same day for these individuals. Bus cards are provided for individuals who live locally and do not have access to personal transportation.