Services - Monterey County
Syringe Exchange Program
Since 2017, Access Support Network has operated a syringe exchange program out of the Chinatown Health Services Center in Salinas, CA. For more information on statistics, please click here: http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/government/departments-a-h/health/public-health/resources/monterey-county-syringe-exchange-program
Assistance is available to ASN's HIV+ clients from the Housing Opportunities for People With AIDS (HOPWA) program:
Transportation for out of county medical appointments
ADAP/OAHIPP Enrollment Assistance
Several times a year, ASN provides informational forums for clients and interested community members. Topics include treatment issues, nutrition, psycho-social issues, benefits information, personal budgeting, etc.
For medical professionals who are interested in learning more about the events or an opportunity to speak please contact David Kilburn.
Insurance and benefit programs such as SSI, SSDI, Medi-Cal, Medicare, ADAP, OAHIPP, and private insurance programs can be confusing and daunting to those trying to utilize them. ASN's Case Managers, help our clients access the benefits available to them.
For clients, family members and the public, current HIV and AIDS information is vital. ASN's Health Counselor, provides current treatment information, is a link to the medical community for the agency and, for clients, is able to give referrals to physicians, discuss drug side effects and disease progression.
Finding suitable and stable housing for our clients is one of our highest priorities. ASN's Housing & Benefits Specialists advises clients, assists with housing searches is the liaison with local housing programs (such as Section 8) and works with clients concerning utilities.