North Dakota CARES (Comprehensive AIDS/HIV Resources and Emergency Services) is a program that assists low-income North Dakota residents living with HIV or AIDS to access confidential health and supportive services.
CARE Act Part B funds are available to enrolled active clients who have exhausted all other third-party payment options and meet the following criteria:
- Must provide written documentation of HIV infection: HIV infection is documented by a positive HIV antibody test result performed by an accredited laboratory, physician-documented HIV diagnosis, or interstate verification of HIV diagnosis and report.
- Must be a resident of North Dakota: Client must not claim residency in another state and will need to prove North Dakota residency with a state-issued ID within 60 days of enrollment.
- Income criteria: Have a gross income at or below 300 percent of the federal poverty level. The client must provide a month of pay stubs or a copy of their prior year’s W2 forms. All unemployed clients must submit written verification of their unemployment status.
- Health care coverage: Not receiving identical services available through other compensation programs, including private health insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, or other public programs.