Education & Intake
We believe in personal empowerment through education and peer support. Therefore, the first step in the program is an educational session to ensure that clients better understand the virus as well as treatment. Classes are typically held twice per month in a group setting and are followed by a one on one client intake. At intake, care coordination staff assist linkage to medical care and your treatment plan, including referrals and access to certain Tulsa CARES programs.
Benefits Application and Enrollment
Care coordination staff assist clients with completing necessary paperwork for Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare, and the Tobacco Tax Program as well as screening and enrollment of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.
Testing & Linkage to Care
After intake, clients are sent to a local lab partner for testing which helps our providers prescribe the best individualized medication regimen. Thanks to medical advancements, treatment has a 98% cure rate.
HCV Drug Assistance
Tulsa CARES staff and/or partners will work with clients to complete a patient assistance application to cover HCV medication when no other pay source is available. Tulsa CARES also maintains agreements with local pharmacies and offers co-pay assistance to eligible clients.
Food & Nutrition
Tulsa CARES offers a robust food and nutrition program. HCV clients are eligible to participate in weekly meals and the bi-monthly Farmers’ Market at no cost. Click here to learn more about our Food & Nutrition program
Clients who experience transportation barriers may be eligible for transportation assistance, which includes gas cards and Tulsa Transit passes (bus and The Lift).