Perinatal Enhanced Case Management

Successfully linking to specialized obstetric and HIV care is essential to preventing perinatal HIV transmission.

For pregnant people living with HIV who need additional support, the Illinois 24/7 Perinatal HIV Hotline partners with Mother and Child Alliance (MACA) to offer perinatal enhanced case management. Enhanced case managers provide pregnant patients living with HIV the help and support they need to ensure a healthy pregnancy and delivery as well as postpartum care for both parent and infant.

Perinatal enhanced case managers also assist hospital staff caring for patients with preliminary positive rapid HIV tests. In most cases, an enhanced case manager can visit the patient in the hospital within hours of the positive rapid test being reported to the Illinois 24/7 Perinatal HIV Hotline and offer counseling and support during the sensitive time between the preliminary test and the confirmatory result.

Enhanced case managers link people living with HIV and their infants to a safety net of services during and after pregnancy no matter where they live in Illinois. Services include the following:

  • Specialty prenatal care
  • Postpartum obstetric, adult and pediatric HIV care
  • Transportation to and from appointments
  • Home visits
  • Food and housing assistance
  • Substance use and mental health treatment
  • Benefits (Medicaid, WIC, Ryan White)

The MACA Enhanced Case Management Program is part of the Northeastern Illinois HIV/AIDS Case Management Cooperative and provides services exclusively to pregnant people living with HIV.

Call the Illinois 24/7 Perinatal HIV Hotline today at 1-800-439-4079 for assistance with linkage to care.