Learning that you have HIV can be a confusing and frightening time. You may experience a variety of emotions and may not know what steps to take next. You are not alone Big Country AIDS Resources has a nurturing and supporting staff . In addition, BCAR offers comprehensive services to treat all aspects of living with HIV. We also have an extensive referral network and strong community collaborations to be able to connect you with most of the services and programs you may need.
Please make an appointment by calling 325-672-3077 Monday through Thursday 9 am to 5 pm Location: 402 Butternut Abilene, Texas
Please bring as many of the following documents , if you don't have all the required, our Care Coordinators will assist you in completing the list:
Identification (ex: Texas ID, LUPE ID, Matricula Consular, Tarjeta de elector, or TDCJ ID)
Proof of Income (Pay stubs, last year’s W2 forms if employed, if unemployed supporters statement, Social Security Income Award Letter)
Copy of Medicaid, food stamp, ADAP or other private insurance card, if you have them (Note: Insurance is not required to apply for services)
Proof of HIV status (Western Blot confirmatory)
List of any current medications
*You don’t need a U.S. Social Security Number or Insurance to access services All clients who go through the Intake Process will receive a copy of the agency’s grievance procedure and a copy of the Consumer Rights and Responsibilities.
What to Expect? You can expect your initial case management visit to take three-four hours. The purpose of your initial visit is to:
perform a comprehensive assessment of your current situation
determine which of our services can help you
determine your eligibility for those services
determine any outside services that could benefit you, and initiate any referral process those services require
BCAR offers a variety of services to our clients. Our helpful staff are here to determine what help YOU need, what help you’re eligible for, and what outside services we can refer you to for assistance that we don’t provide.