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: 


You must prove that you live in the District of Columbia. Presentation and verification of one of the following documents may be used to confirm residency:

  • A valid driver's license or government issued non-driver's identification
  • A voter's registration card
  • A lease and/or mortgage agreement
  • A current utility bill
  • A document from another government agency addressed to the applicant

Individuals who declare themselves homeless must submit a statement on letterhead, from an official at a District of Columbia shelter, verifying residency. A person living with others, who has no bills posted in his/her name, can have the occupant complete an affidavit attesting to the applicant's residency. This information should be accompanied by the occupant's utility bill and or phone bill for verification of residency.

Medical Verification

Your physician is required to complete and sign DC ADAP'S medical eligibility form verifying your HIV/AIDS status. ALL INFORMATION IS CONFIDENTIAL.

Insurance Coverage

Insurance coverage does not disqualify you from receiving ADAP benefits. If you have used all of your insurance benefits for the year (i.e. met your insurance cap for prescription drugs), you may be eligible for DC ADAP. If you have not met your cap, DC ADAP can help pay for deductible and co-payment costs for HIV-related prescription drugs. You may also be able to get help with paying your monthly premium. Learn more about how DC ADAP can help with health insurance costs.

Income Status

  • Present pay stubs for at least one month or verification of public assistance
  • Your income shall not exceed 500% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines as set by the Federal Department of Health and Human Services.

Liquid Assets

Your liquid assets should not exceed $25,000.

Application Instructions: 

Fax the application and all supporting material to (202) 673-4365

Contact Information

Phone Number: 
(202) 671-4900
Fax Number: 
(202) 673-4365


District of Columbia Department of Health
899 North Capitol Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002