Ryan White Program

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Joan DugganWelcome to the University of Toledo Ryan White Center! Our mission is to provide the highest quality care possible to patients living with HIV/AIDS and to help people achieve and maintain the best health possible.  The Ryan White Team consists of doctors, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, dieticians, counselors, social workers, and consumer advocates dedicated to helping people with the many unique and important health care issues associated with HIV. In addition, the Ryan White Center has access to the many specialty practices that are located in the University of Toledo Medical Center and that are experienced in providing care to people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). 

The University of Toledo is the leading center in Northwest Ohio for HIV care since 1985.  The University of Toledo has also been the location of the federally funded Ryan White Center since 2000. Through the Ryan White Center, the following services are available for PLWHA - financial counseling, medical care, gynecologic care, on-site pharmacy, anonymous HIV testing, psychiatric services and counseling services, support groups, clinical research trials, dietary counseling, HIV prevention and education services, pediatric HIV care, prenatal care.  If you are infected with HIV or affected by HIV, please schedule an appointment soon.  We are looking forward to being your team of health care professionals! 

Joan M. Duggan, MD, FACP, AAHIVS

Professor of Medicine, Physiology, Pharmacology, Metabolism, & Cardiovascular Science and Medical Microbiology and Immunology

Division of Infectious Diseases

Phone: (419) 383-4328

Fax: (419) 383-2847

HISTORY   Ruppert Center

The University of Toledo Medical Center (UTMC), founded in 1964, is a state-supported medical school. When the HIV pandemic came to Toledo in the mid 1980s, UTMC took a leading role in HIV education, prevention and treatment in NW Ohio.

UTMC received the first Ryan White grant in 2000. (Part D) and then received Part C funding in 2001. With this grant funding and with hospital support, we were able to offer our patients high quality, comprehensive HIV care services through a multidisciplinary health care team. Our program incorporates Adult Primary Care, Adult and Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mental Health Counseling, Financial Counseling, Nutritional Counseling, Case Management and Consumer Advocacy and Pharmacy Services with medication counseling. Opportunities to access clinical trials are incorporated into clinic care. We strive to be a “Health Care Home” to our patients and their families.

Case finding and early access to care are important goals of our program. In 1985 M.C.O.  opened the first regional free anonymous HIV testing site and now offers free testing at numerous locations around the Toledo area. Collaboration with existing health agencies help us efficiently deliver services to newly diagnosed patients.        

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In the early days of the HIV crisis, Ann Locher, MSN, RN, dreamed about establishing a “one stop” center of care offering a comprehensive, community-based health care center for people with HIV/AIDS. It was a new and bold concept. As the first director of the Ryan White program at UTMC, Ann gathered hospital support, financial support, and a specialized staff that became The UTMC Ryan White Clinic. It would be the first and only such center in NW Ohio. Today such centers are the standard of care for serving people living with HIV.

Patients receive the comprehensive range of state of the art medical care and support services they need in one location.

The Ryan White staff members provide a wealth of knowledge and experience. From the first visit, a patient is offered a wide venue of services and the support they need for care of mind, body and spirit.

The UTMC Ryan White Clinic offers clients living with HIV a full complement of services in a supportive, healing environment.

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Contact Us     Call us for more information or to make an appointment at 419.383.6843. Representatives are available Monday through Friday. We'll return your call within 24 hours. 

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Last Updated: 12/6/13