Colorado AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP)


Need help? Call 303-692-2716 

  • You must be a Colorado resident.
  • You must have proof of HIV-positive diagnosis verifiable at CDPHE or from a doctor or testing facility.
  • Your household income must be at or below four times the Federal Poverty Level. If your income is between four and five times the FPL, you can receive assistance with prescription drugs only.
  • The Ryan White ADAP system must be the payer of last resort.
    • If you can receive assistance with Medicaid, you must verify that you have applied for that program.
    • You may receive temporary access to our uninsured program while this application is pending.
  • If you can receive insurance through your employer, for a COBRA policy or for insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace, Connect for Health Colorado, you'll need to be enrolled in Colorado ADAP’s Health Insurance Assistance Program (HIAP).
    • You'll receive assistance in paying the costs of enrolling in this insurance.
  • If you're eligible for Medicare, you'll also need to join Colorado ADAP’s Bridging the Gap Colorado plan for help with the costs of Medicare prescription drug premiums and related co-payments.
  • If you have Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid program), the Supplemental Wrap-Around Program (SWAP) can help cover the copays on your ADAP formulary medicine.
  • If you can't access any other insurance, you'll be enrolled in the HIV Medication Assistance Program (HMAP).
  • If your household income is between four and five times the Federal Poverty Level, the maximum amount you can earn is in the column on the right in the table below, and you'll receive assistance only with drug costs.
  • All members of Colorado ADAP must renew their eligibility for the program every six months.
    • This recertification is due on the last day of your birth month and the last day of the month six months from then.
  • Please submit your recertification documents on time to avoid delays in getting your prescription drugs or the loss of insurance, because the ADAP can't pay for premiums for people whose eligibility has expired.
SDAP meetings
  • We host a monthly meeting of the SDAP Review Committee.
    • These meetings are open to the public and are intended to allow input into the policies, practices and formulary of the Colorado SDAP.
    • To learn the date, location or agency structure of the SDAP Review Committee, call 303-692-2783.