COVID-19 Information Update
The Maryland Department of Health has published notices about the Maryland AIDS Drugs Assistance Program eligibility date extensions.
Topics on this page
- What is the Maryland AIDS Drug Assistance Program (MADAP)?
- Income Eligibility
- Sources of Law
The Maryland AIDS Drug Assistance Program (MADAP) ensures that people living with HIV/AIDS in Maryland have access to certain medications they need to help them stay healthy. MADAP currently serves on average 5,000 clients each month. Clients approved for MADAP must re-apply for the program annually, and also confirm continued eligibility at 6 months. Clients enrolled in MADAP can use MADAP to receive their medications at any of the approximately 1,100 pharmacies that accept Maryland Medical Assistance (Medicaid).
There is no co-pay at the Pharmacy when using MADAP. However, there may be a monthly participation fee, depending on your income.
Individuals who meet the following criteria may be eligible:
- Are Maryland residents,
- Have medical proof of HIV infection,
- Are not eligible for Medicaid, and
- Meet the income guidelines below.
Income at or below 500% of the current Federal Poverty Level: poverty guidelines updated annually in the Federal Register by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under authority of 42 U.S.C. §9902(2).:
Read the law: Code of Md. Regulations, 10.18.05.03C
Application information, including forms, are available on the program website.
Contact the program at 410-767-6535 for more information.
If you are denied eligibility for the services covered by the program, you will be notified in writing of the decision and the reason(s) for the denial and will be given instructions as to how you may appeal the decision.
HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-87) sets out the criteria which programs must meet to receive funding. The Health Resources & Services Administration website contains the language of the act, as well as fact sheets on the impact of AIDS on various populations.