Ryan White (HIV/AIDS) 2016-10-30T09:23:59+00:00

Ryan White (HIV/AIDS)

JALA maintains a special project that addresses the civil legal needs of those in our service area who are infected or directly affected by HIV/AIDS. We offer the full menu of services otherwise offered by JALA, but do so with a special sensitivity to the needs of persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA’s).

Funded with dollars made available through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act, JALA’s Ryan White unit serves the five counties of the Jacksonville Transitional Grant Area (TGA) as defined in the Act. This area includes Duval, Clay, Saint Johns, Nassau, and Baker counties in Northeast Florida.

If you are a person infected or directly affected by HIV/AIDS and would like to request our assistance, please contact Christine Rozier (904) 356-8371, ext. 310. Appointments are available in the JALA offices located in Duval, Clay, and Saint Johns counties.

Appointments can also be set in the following satellite locations:
Boulevard Comprehensive Care Center
1833 Boulevard, 5th Floor
Jacksonville, FL 32209

Shands Hospital Rainbow Center
653-1 West 8th Street, 3rd Floor
Jacksonville, FL 32209

Nassau County Health Department
30 South 4th Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32035-0517

We also offer home/hospital visits for those clients in dire need who cannot, due to their health status, come to one of our offices or satellite locations. If you need transportation assistance to keep your appointment with JALA, contact your Ryan White Case Manager for assistance.

Dedicated Ryan White Unit Staff:
Heather Kilpatrick, Esq., Managing Attorney
Christine Rozier, Legal Assistant
Phone: (904) 356-8371 ext. 310

Other attorneys and paralegals at JALA may be assigned to assist you depending on your geographic location and other factors. The Ryan White Unit also maintains close ties to private attorneys who may volunteer to take your case on a pro bono basis.