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IU Health LifeCare

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IU Health LifeCare is the largest provider of HIV treatment and medical prevention services in the state of Indiana.

We offer comprehensive care and preventive services for individuals living with HIV, exposed to HIV, or at risk for exposure to HIV—all in one centrally-located facility.

Healthcare Services

Through IU Health LifeCare, people living with HIV receive state-of-the-art medical care for HIV from an expert team of specialist nurse practitioners, infectious disease physicians, licensed social workers, clinical pharmacists, psychiatrists, and a variety of professional support staff.

  • Confidential HIV testing (including free rapid testing)
  • Health assessment & physical exams
  • Comprehensive treatment plans
  • Lab work
  • Immunizations and vaccinations
  • Access to appropriate specialty and community referrals

IU Health LifeCare does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, HIV status, sexual orientation, or financial or employment status in providing needed services and/or referral to appropriate resources. All services are strictly confidential.

HIV Care Coordination

Through IU Health LifeCare, you will have access to specially-trained licensed HIV social workers who can assist you with nearly every aspect of living with HIV. Our staff is trained to assist with emotional needs, finances, health insurance access, legal issues, as well as having access to a broad range of community agencies who provide services for nearly every aspect of living with HIV. Our staff collaborates with these agencies to help you navigate benefit and entitlement programs, community resources, and hospital-based services.

Medication Counseling

Our team at IU Health LifeCare includes board certified pharmacotherapy specialists who are credentialed by the American Academy of HIV Medicine as specialty HIV Pharmacists. Our pharmacists can help support you through:

  • Medication adherence counseling
  • Medication and disease state education
  • Identification and management of drug interactions
  • Assistance in obtaining medications

Access to Preventive Medication for HIV Negative Individuals (PrEP, PEP)

If you are HIV negative but may be at risk of exposure, IU Health LifeCare has resources and FDA-approved medication to help reduce your risk of contracting HIV. Our staff is available to counsel you on the most appropriate option for you.

  • Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP): PrEP is a once-daily FDA-approved pill taken for HIV prevention. This medication, daily, provides ongoing HIV prevention when used in combination with safer-sex practices.
  • Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP): PEP is a 30-day course of FDA-approved medication taken after known or suspected exposure to HIV. PEP must be started within 72 hours after known or suspected exposure to HIV.

Health Promotion & Counseling

  • Education on how to take medications appropriately and consistently
  • Counseling on how to stay healthy
  • Tips on coping with symptoms and/or medication side effects
  • Education on prevention of sexually transmitted diseases
  • Counseling/Therapy

Our staff believes in care for the mind as well as the body. Often people with HIV feel psychological counseling is a major benefit to them. At IU Health LifeCare you can receive professional and confidential mental health counseling.

Spiritual Care

IU Health LifeCare works with the Methodist Hospital Chaplaincy department to provide care to patients seeking out spiritual care for themselves or their family members throughout their care.

Clinical Research

IU Health LifeCare plays an active role in the search for new HIV treatment and prevention medication. If interested, you may be eligible to participate in research on the latest medications.

Services

Healthcare Services

Through IU Health LifeCare, people living with HIV receive state-of-the-art medical care for HIV from an expert team of specialist nurse practitioners, infectious disease physicians, licensed social workers, clinical pharmacists, psychiatrists, and a variety of professional support staff.

  • Confidential HIV testing (including free rapid testing)
  • Health assessment & physical exams
  • Comprehensive treatment plans
  • Lab work
  • Immunizations and vaccinations
  • Access to appropriate specialty and community referrals

IU Health LifeCare does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, HIV status, sexual orientation, or financial or employment status in providing needed services and/or referral to appropriate resources. All services are strictly confidential.

HIV Care Coordination

Through IU Health LifeCare, you will have access to specially-trained licensed HIV social workers who can assist you with nearly every aspect of living with HIV. Our staff is trained to assist with emotional needs, finances, health insurance access, legal issues, as well as having access to a broad range of community agencies who provide services for nearly every aspect of living with HIV. Our staff collaborates with these agencies to help you navigate benefit and entitlement programs, community resources, and hospital-based services.

Medication Counseling

Our team at IU Health LifeCare includes board certified pharmacotherapy specialists who are credentialed by the American Academy of HIV Medicine as specialty HIV Pharmacists. Our pharmacists can help support you through:

  • Medication adherence counseling
  • Medication and disease state education
  • Identification and management of drug interactions
  • Assistance in obtaining medications

Access to Preventive Medication for HIV Negative Individuals (PrEP, PEP)

If you are HIV negative but may be at risk of exposure, IU Health LifeCare has resources and FDA-approved medication to help reduce your risk of contracting HIV. Our staff is available to counsel you on the most appropriate option for you.

  • Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP): PrEP is a once-daily FDA-approved pill taken for HIV prevention. This medication, daily, provides ongoing HIV prevention when used in combination with safer-sex practices.
  • Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP): PEP is a 30-day course of FDA-approved medication taken after known or suspected exposure to HIV. PEP must be started within 72 hours after known or suspected exposure to HIV.

Health Promotion & Counseling

  • Education on how to take medications appropriately and consistently
  • Counseling on how to stay healthy
  • Tips on coping with symptoms and/or medication side effects
  • Education on prevention of sexually transmitted diseases
  • Counseling/Therapy

Our staff believes in care for the mind as well as the body. Often people with HIV feel psychological counseling is a major benefit to them. At IU Health LifeCare you can receive professional and confidential mental health counseling.

Spiritual Care

IU Health LifeCare works with the Methodist Hospital Chaplaincy department to provide care to patients seeking out spiritual care for themselves or their family members throughout their care.

Clinical Research

IU Health LifeCare plays an active role in the search for new HIV treatment and prevention medication. If interested, you may be eligible to participate in research on the latest medications.

To schedule an appointment at IU Health LifeCare, please call 317.962.2700.

Ryan White HIV Services Program

The Ryan White HIV Services Program is designed to help eligible HIV+ individuals residing in central Indiana obtain quality comprehensive primary health care.

Resources

Ryan White HIV Services Program

The Ryan White HIV Services Program is designed to help eligible HIV+ individuals residing in central Indiana obtain quality comprehensive primary health care.