The Butler County Health Department conducts screening and treatment for chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis, otherwise referred to as Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD’s). HIV and Hepatitis C testing and counseling is also available. All testing is confidential and free of charge.
Rapid HIV Testing
The Butler County Health Department contracts with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Sevices (DHSS) to provide Rapid HIV Testing services for the citizens of Missouri. In an effort to provide effective services to any and all clients, the HIV Testing Program has established the following program goals:
All newly diagnosed HIV positive individuals are referred to services that help ensure the availability of medical care and other support services.
HIV Case Management
The HIV/AIDS Care Coordination Program is an approach to service delivery which strives to ensure that clients with complex needs receive timely coordinated services and that resources are utilized in order to maintain an individual’s ability to function independently in a community of their choice for as long as practical.
Care Coordination involves the active participation of the client or the client’s designated representative in all aspects of the case management process.
What is Case Management?
Case management is a range of client centered services that link clients with health care, psychosocial and other services to ensure:
What is the role of the Case Manager?
The primary role of the case manager is coordination or arrangement of services (formal or informal) across a variety of service settings. In addition to the primary role of service coordination, case managers also assume a variety of secondary roles that are complimentary to coordination.
Care Coordinators provide formal and systematic methods to access client needs and access needed services through:
Who is eligible?
Care Coordination is available to any Missouri resident who is HIV infected. Participation in the Care Coordination Program is voluntary. Individuals may be admitted to the program at any time during their disease process. Some services are based on income eligibility.
Individuals giving their permission may be referred by physicians, friends, volunteer organizations, local health departments or they may self-refer their entry into the care coordination system.
The following counties are served: Butler, Carter, Dunklin, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Reynolds, Ripley, Stoddard, and Wayne
Philosophy of Case Management
Case management reflects a philosophy of service delivery which affirms a client’s right to:
For more information contact the Missouri AIDS Hotline toll-free: 1-800-533-2437, or call the Butler County Health Department at (573)785-8478. Educational programs provided upon request.