Close this search box.


The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a virus that, if not treated, may cause Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). About half of those with HIV who do not receive treatment develop AIDS within 15 years of becoming infected. Even though HIV is a serious infection, people with HIV and AIDS are living long, healthy lives.


Living with HIV Can Be a Challenge

An HIV diagnosis can cause emotions like denial, fear, anxiety, and devastation. That’s why we’re here to educate, guide, and care for with you. Our team of professionals provides access to supportive, medical, emotional, and financial services.


Meeting Your Needs is Our Top Priority

The Ryan White Early Care Clinic has well-trained staff specializing in HIV and AIDS. This team – physician, nurse, dentist, social worker, mental health provider, case manager, AIDS drug assistant specialist, patient navigator, and counselors – work together to provide quality services.


We Have Eligibility Requirements


Required Documentation

V diagnosis

One of these: positive confirmatory result, medical provider diagnosis, presumptive diagnosis based upon lab result, or positive screening result. Please also bring any prescribed medical therapies.

Residency in Barrow, Bartow, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Newton, Paulding, Pickens, Rockdale, Spalding, or Walton county

One of these: driver’s license, official state ID that includes your current address, rent receipt, utility bill, a lease, or your landlord’s notarized statement.

Income ≤400% of the federal poverty guidelines (see below)

Documentation of all income, such as: Social Security award letter, copy of Social Security check, bank statement showing deposit of Social Security check, pay stub, W2 tax form, federal income tax return, unemployment insurance income statement, Georgia Department of Labor letter, or notarized letter from the person providing income, food, and/or housing.

2023 Poverty Guidelines

Persons in household









Poverty guideline









For households with more than 8 persons, add $5,140 for each additional person.


Fees and Insurance

Most fees are on a sliding scale based on household size and income. There are no fees for mental health and chemical abuse/dependency counseling and support services. We participate in some private insurance plans, as well as in Medicaid and Medicare.


We’re Conveniently Located

The clinic’s address is:

Richardson Health Center
445 Winn Way, Room 119
Decatur, Ga. 30030

The health center is on the MARTA bus route 125 from the Avondale train station.

For more information, call

(404) 294-3700