We understand that you may feel overwhelmed with a variety of emotions and questions. You are encouraged to contact Tulsa CARES at 918 834 4194 to ask questions, learn more about what we can offer, and be screened for eligibility. During the confidential screening process, you can determine if our programs and services are the best choice to meet your needs.
If at any time during this process we find you ineligible for our services, a care coordinator will refer you to other possible organizations that may be able to assist.
• The collection of necessary documentation, paperwork, and consent forms;
• A needs assessment to identify issues like food security and housing stability;
• A mental health orientation interview with a licensed mental health therapist; and
• The development of a care plan customized just for you.
After your intake is complete, you are automatically eligible for many of our programs and services, including outside referrals as needed.
Clients must have a documented HIV positive test result to be eligible for programs and services. Individuals who are not HIV positive but are directly affected by the disease (family, parents, caregivers, partners, etc.) may be eligible for referral or for individual, group, couples, and/or family counseling.
Proof of HIV status can be provided by a confirmatory lab test or signed physician statement. Tulsa CARES offers free HIV Rapid Testing .
Tulsa CARES serves residents in any of the 23 counties in Northeastern Oklahoma. Our service area includes Adair, Cherokee, Craig, Creek, Delaware, Haskell, Latimer, Le Flore, Mayes, McIntosh, Muskogee, Nowata, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Pawnee, Pittsburg, Rogers, Sequoyah, Tulsa, Wagoner, and Washington counties.
Proof of residence can be provided by a valid driver’s license or a bill or a statement mailed to you with name and current address.
Any person living with HIV/AIDS in Northeastern Oklahoma, regardless of income, is eligible to receive mental health therapy by one of our licensed mental health therapists and/or medical nutrition therapy by our registered dietitian. There is no charge for these services.
Clients with a household income of less than 400% of the Federal Poverty Guideline can access the agency’s four core programs: care coordination, housing, mental health, and food and nutrition. Some specific programs have additional income eligibility requirements that your care coordinator can discuss with you.Click here to learn more about federal income guidelines