New to SAAF?
Dealing with a positive diagnosis and coming to terms with the challenges of living with HIV/AIDS may not be easy. But you don’t have to face those emotions alone. SAAF is here to help you face HIV by helping you get connected to the services that can help you live with the disease. To schedule your initial appointment, please call (520) 628-7223.
Your first step to receiving services starts with meeting with a member of the Peer Counseling Team that will discuss your individual needs with you and verify your eligibility for our services.
Through this one-on-one meeting, we work together to identify how to best serve you. A Peer Counseling Team member will ask questions of you, conduct an assessment, and review your documents to determine your needs.
What can I expect to happen at my first meeting?
Based upon your assessment, you may be provided with a Peer Counselor to assist you in securing SAAF services or making referrals for community services.
If your needs are more intensive, you will be provided with a Case Manager who works in collaboration with your medical treatment team.
Each person enrolled in Peer Counseling or Case Management services receives assistance to facilitate access to those services critical to achieving optimal health and quality of life and receives advocacy assistance to help address barriers to achieving your goals.
What should I bring to my first meeting?
When you come in for your initial screening, please bring the following documents:
- Proof of income (Last four paystubs; SSI or SSDI award letter; etc.)
- Proof of Pima County residency (Utility bill; Driver’s License or Arizona Issued ID; Lease/Rental agreement; etc.)
- Medical Insurance coverage information
- Government issued photo identification
- List of current medications
- Medical provider information
- If applicable, results of last lab work
- If applicable, last and next medical appointments
- Questions you would like answered
HIV, LGBTQ+ individuals, and communities marginalized by society.