Gay Desert Hot Springs

DAP HEALTH (Previously Known As Desert Aids Project)

Posted on May 31, 2022

What we provide—comprehensive, compassionate care

We offer judgement-free comprehensive healthcare if you are living with HIV/AIDS. We partner with you in implementing a treatment plan for you to thrive. Talk to your doctor about referrals. Until there’s a cure, the vision of DAP Health is of healthy individuals, families, and communities despite the existence of HIV. To bring this vision to life, the mission of DAP is to enhance and promote the health and well-being of our community.

We ensure access to care by offering a sliding scale fee for income-qualified individuals who are uninsured. Our range of services helps address urgent needs, as well as provide a foundation for patients to achieve positive health outcomes and fulfill the goals that they have for their lives. DAP Health further removes barriers by providing the following services which include:

  • Primary medical care
  • HIV and Hepatitis specialty care
  • Dental care
  • Guidance from case managers for assessments, referrals, advocacy and benefits counseling
  • Individual and group mental health services
  • Individual and group substance abuse counseling
  • Onsite laboratory diagnostic services
  • Prescriptions filled at the in-house pharmacy
  • Assistance with food, utilities, and transportation for qualified clients
  • Housing Programs to assist with permanent and emergency housing needs
  • Community-wide, free HIV and Hepatitis C testing, education and early intervention services
  • Home healthcare
  • Chiropractic, nutrition counseling and other wellness support
  • Computer lab where volunteer tutors help clients build computer skills
  • Help developing return-to-work strategies