The AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) is for people diagnosed with HIV or AIDS. For people who are HIV negative but would like to start on PrEP, there is a program called PrEP Assistance Program (PrEP-AP).


ADAP provides eligible California residents with:

  • Free FDA-approved medications used in the treatment and suppression of HIV/AIDS and HIV/AIDS-related  infections. For a list of covered medications, please refer to the ADAP Formulary (PDF).

  • Premium payment assistance for individuals enrolled in a private health insurance plan. For more information, visit the Health Insurance Premium Payment Assistance page.

  • Premium payment assistance for individuals enrolled in a Medicare Part D prescription plan. For more information, visit Medicare Part D Premium Payment Assistance page.

For PrEP-AP related information please click here.​

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the ADAP program, a patient must:

  • Be a resident of California

  • Have a positive HIV/AIDS diagnosis

  • Be at least 18 years old

  • Have an annual Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) that does not exceed 500% Federal Poverty Level based on household size and income

  • Not be fully covered by Medi-Cal or any other third party payers

How to Apply

Call (844) 542-2121 to schedule an appointment with one of our Certified ADAP Enrollment Counselors for free and confidential help today! Borrego Health ADAP counselors are open to the community to process new applications and recertifications. You do not need to be a Borrego Health patient to enroll or recertify ADAP. You can also contact one of the ADAP enrollment centers listed below.

Maintaining Eligibility

Once a patient is enrolled in ADAP they will be responsible for informing their enrollment worker or ADAP of any changes to their income or residency status. Patients need to re-enroll in the ADAP program before their birthday month every year by submitting all of the required documents.


ADAP applicants who meet the eligibility criteria listed above must:

  • Re-enroll into the program annually 

    • Re-enrollment is due every year on the applicant's birthday

    • Applicants must re-enroll in-person with a Certified ADAP Enrollment Counselor at one of the enrollment centers listed above

    • Re-enrollment may be completed up to 45 days before an applicant's birthday

  • Recertify for the program bi-annually on your birthday and six months after

    • Applicant's will receive a Self-Verification Form (SVF) in the mail

    • The SVF will ask the applicant if key eligibility information remains unchanged

    • If there are no changes to the applicant's eligibility information, the applicant may recertify for ADAP by completing and submitting the SVF

    • If there are changes to the applicant's eligibility information, the applicant must recertify for ADAP in person with a Certified ADAP Enrollment Counselor

Have Questions? Need Assistance?

Call (844) 542-2121 to schedule an appointment with one of our ADAP Enrollment Counselor for free and confidential help today! If you are in need of certification or recertification we are open to Riverside and San Bernardino County residents.