I-CARE PROGRAM

Integrated care for gay and bisexual men with HIV, age 50+, who use meth.

Program overview:

The impact of meth on physical and mental health can be devastating. Stonewall Medical Center in Cathedral City houses the I-Care Program—an integrated, collaborative care program for gay and bisexual men age 50+ who are living with HIV/AIDS and who are struggling with meth use. This service is now available via Telehealth for qualifying Borrego Health patients in Riverside, San Diego and San Bernardino counties.

 

Our 6-month program includes individual substance use disorder counseling and group-based meth use treatment. It emphasizes compassionate and culturally competent care to gay and bisexual men. The program integrates medical and behavioral healthcare, social support, and substance use treatment.

Potential Benefits

  • Abstinence from meth use, or harm reduction

  • Increased adherence to medications

  • Better management of chronic diseases

  • Positive social outcomes

  • Improved mental status, well-being, and quality of life

We can help you live a healthier life

Cohorts are scheduled to begin: January 19, March 16, May 11 and July 13 of 2021. We can enroll you in a harm reduction program while you wait for the next I-Care cohort to begin. Meetings are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30pm to 4:00pm. Call or email us today to learn more or join our program. Before the programs start date, there will be an informed consent and online assessment forms to complete. This support group is currently being offered via Telehealth, all details will be provided during the registration process. I-Care is offered in partnership with Borrego Health and Gilead at no cost to you or your insurance.

Contact us today if you’d like to learn more: icare@borregohealth.org | (760) 507-3310 ext. 6250

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