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Los Angeles, CA, United States, 2013/08/22 - CPS has expanded to Palm Springs with a new concierge program for those living with HIV/AIDS called the Desert Concierge Club. All profits raised will go towards building a free wellness center for the positive community in the desert - AIDSaf.org.
Confidential Patient Services, a program of the AIDS Assistance Foundation, has expanded its services to Palm Springs with a new concierge program for those living with HIV/AIDS called the Desert Concierge Club. The Palm Springs area has long been an area that has needed additional help in the HIV patient care arena. The service will slightly differ from CPS’s normal service and its primary purpose will be to provide luxury concierge services and to transform the patients doctor’s visit into a VIP experience. No more clinic settings with crowds and long wait times.
The DCC hosts work with a network of providers to enhance the treatment experience and to foster a positive relationship with member’s medical teams. They will help navigate the healthcare system for members and their goal is to improve the overall wellness and life styles of all individuals living with HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C. The end result of the program is that members will have gained a greater interest and understanding of their health, have improved satisfaction of treatments and ultimately have increased the wellbeing of their lives.
The Desert Concierge Club will have two levels of membership: the first level being completely free and the second being a small yearly fee. Membership fees and profits raised will go towards building a free wellness center for the HIV positive community in the desert.
The Palm Springs Program will include the following services for FREE:
• A Personal Concierge Host that:
- Books your doctor appointments
- Acts as a liaison with your physician
- Gathers your medical information
- Coordinates pharmacy services
- Manages your insurance enrollment, renewals, and claim disputes
- Acts as a liaison with our Benefits Specialists
• Transportation services to 2 doctor’s visits (5 day RSVP required)
• Members only access to DCC’s on-site lounge and coffee bar.
• Access to members-only social mixers and events (e.g., pool parties, wine tastings.)
Started in 2011, Confidential Patient Services is a support and patient navigation program aimed towards improving the overall wellness and lifestyles of individuals living with HIV/AIDS. CPS helps members navigate and gain access to various services and programs, including, but not limited to: housing assistance, financial assistance, food assistance, and healthcare navigation. A personal support team helps members through every step and is on call 24-hours a day. CPS’s Patient Care Specialists are mobile and will meet members at home or other convenient locations to provide the best service possible.
CPS’s mission is to provide free quality and compassionate mobile patient navigation services to individuals living with HIV/AIDS. With this in mind, CPS created the Patient Navigation Program to ensure all patients are reached, educated, and empowered regarding their rights and options concerning their healthcare.
The AIDS Assistance Foundation (AAF) is a charitable organization that provides comprehensive assistance and support to individuals living with HIV/AIDS in Southern California. The Foundation’s role is to secure, manage, and administer philanthropic funding to support the mission of Sidelle Wellness and Confidential Patient Services.
AAF’s mission is to serve the best interests of the community by continually improving the health and quality of life of individuals living with HIV/AIDS. AAF strives to create and maintain an innovative support system and to provide the highest level of care.
The Foundation supports the concept of “Serving One Community” and supports other organizations that:
• Provide health-related services for individuals living with HIV/AIDS;
• Support and transform the individual, social, and economic aspects of the HIV/AIDS community;
• Provide benefits to low-income and at-risk populations.
AAF values the ability to provide the community a “home” where people can congregate, unwind, learn, and take part in social and wellness activities such as yoga, movie nights, skill building workshops, and support groups. The Foundation collaborates with all types of organizations in the efforts to deliver additional support to the community and to provide a wide spectrum of benefits, from psychological and social advantages to nutritional and physical health benefits. Ultimately, these additional resources provide real attention, specified support, and peace of mind to the people we serve.