ADAP Directory

Directory of AIDS Drug Assistance Programs

Washington, DC

The AIDS Drug Assistance Program ( ADAP ) helps ensure that people living with HIV and AIDS who are uninsured and under-insured have access to medication.

Eligibility Criteria: 

DC AIDS Drug Assistance Program Eligibility Requirements

  • Proof of District of Columbia residency is required. Residency can be documented with a copy of ONE of the following (showing your name and address):
    • Current lease or mortgage statement, or deed settlement agreement
    • Current driver’s license
    • Current voter registration card
    • Current Notice of Decision from Medicaid
    • Fuel/utility bill (past 90 days)
    • Property tax bill or statement (past 60 days)
    • Rent receipt (past 90 days)
    • Pay stubs or bank statement with your name and address (past 30 days)
    • Letter from another government agency addressed to applicant
    • Active (unexpired) homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy
    • DC Healthcare Alliance Proof of DC Residency form
    • If homeless, please provide statement from case manager on facility letterhead
    • If you have a PO Box where you receive your mail you must include information documenting your physical address to document District of Columbia residency.
    • If you live with someone and have none of the items below in your name, we will need proof of their residency and a letter stating that you live with them.
  • Medical Verification: Your physician is required to complete and sign DC ADAPs medical eligibility form verifying your HIV/AIDS status. ALL INFORMATION IS CONFIDENTIAL.
  • Proof of Income: Proof of income is required. Financial eligibility is based on 500% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL): FPL varies based on household size and is updated annually. Financial eligibility is calculated on the gross income available to the household. 
Application Instructions: 

Eligibility is based on financial and medical need. Along with a complete application, documentation of residency, income and HIV status is required. The last page of the application must be submitted by a doctor.

Applications submitted with ALL required documentation are processed within two weeks. Incomplete applications and applications without supporting documentation will delay receipt of your enrollment approval letter and vital program information.

When you are approved, you will get an approval letter and instructions on how to use it. You must present this letter and a prescription at a participating pharmacy to receive covered medications at no charge. 

Contact (202) 671-4900 for more information. Return applications, along with all required documents, by mail or fax to:

District of Columbia Department of Health HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD, and TB Administration
Aids Drugs Assistance Program
899 North Capitol Street N.E. 4th floor
Washington, D.C. 20002
Fax: (202) 673-4365
Hepatitis C (HCV) Drug Therapy:

State covers some form of HCV drug therapies as part of their approved drug formularies: Yes

To learn more about what HCV drug therapies are on the drug formulary, please visit (go to page #7).


District of Columbia Department of Health, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD, and TB Administration, Aids Drugs Assistance Program
899 North Capitol Street N.E. 4th floor
Washington, DC 20002

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