HIV/AIDS Case Management

As part of its ongoing mission to provide high quality behavioral health, rehabilitation, and education services to individuals and the community, Burrell offers support and case management services to persons living with HIV or AIDS. These services are provided free of charge through a contract with the Missouri Department of Health and Human Services.

HIV/AIDS case management provides assistance to locate, coordinate, advocate and refer for medical and psychosocial services based on assessed needs. Case management is a client-centered process that links clients to services in an effort to ensure timely, coordinated access to medically appropriate levels of health and supportive care.

Burrell’s case management specializes in the care and advocacy of persons living with HIV or AIDS who may also experience mental health or substance abuse needs. Burrell’s dedicated staff can assist individuals to improve their quality of life by helping them maintain their healthcare and support systems, as well as coordinating resources and advocating for each client’s individual needs.

Eligibility for HIV/AIDS case management includes:

  • verified status of HIV or AIDS
  • Missouri residency
  • willingness to participate in regular medical care
  • living under 300% federal poverty level

Additional services that are available based on eligibility, assessed need and present funding include:

  • medical care referral
  • mental health care referral
  • transportation assistance
  • medication assistance (limited primarily to HIV medications)
  • dental assistance
  • housing and utility assistance
  • insurance copay or insurance continuation assistance
  • home health care referral

All assistance programs are federally funded and can only be provided as a last resort when all other assistance programs have been accessed.

The HIV/AIDS case management program provided by Burrell is part of a statewide HIV/AIDS system of care. Burrell is part of the Southwestern care system and covers 29 counties. The counties included are as follows: Barry, Barton, Cedar, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Dent, Douglas, Greene, Hickory, Howell, Jasper, Laclede, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Oregon, Ozark, Phelps, Polk, Pulaski, St. Clair, Shannon, Stone, Taney, Texas, Webster, Wright, and Vernon.

For further information or questions regarding this program, call Sara Rutan at 417.761.5842. Requests for speaking and educational presentations about HIV/AIDS are also offered within the service area.

Healthcare Home

Helping adults and children lead healthier lives can greatly reduce the negative impacts of living with long-term mental illness, substance abuse and medical conditions. As a Healthcare Home we provide coordination of comprehensive primary physical care to Medicaid patients with behavioral health and/or chronic physical health conditions in a way that recognizes all of their needs as persons, not just clients. This is done using a partnership or team approach between the Healthcare Home staff, clients, families and Primary Care Providers.

For those who may benefit from the services of our Healthcare Home program, a Nurse Care Manager is assigned to your case based upon your medical needs. The Nurse Care Manager will have contact with you as much as necessary to help you maintain your physical health and wellness.

Your Nurse Care Manager is available to:

  • Help you identify and achieve your healthcare and wellness goals
  • Assure you are receiving the preventive and primary care you need to help manage your chronic physical health conditions
  • Provide or arrange for appropriate health and wellness education related to your general medical and chronic physical health conditions
  • Assist in helping you access a family doctor or other medical providers and coordinate care
  • Assist with your transition home after a hospitalization by reviewing your medications with you and helping you understand your discharge instructions

Nurse Care Managers who focus on the medical needs of behavioral health clients has proven very successful in addressing general health issues, as well as in improving outcomes and quality of care.

For more information on the Healthcare Home program, please contact:

Healthcare Home Southwest
1300 E Bradford Parkway
Springfield, Missouri 65804
Mon Fri, 8:00am 5:00pm
Healthcare Home Central

3401 Berrywood Dr, Ste 101
Columbia, Missouri 65201
Mon Fri, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM

Homeless Services

During a typical year, between 900,000 and 1.4 million children experience homelessness with their families in the United States.

A popular misconception is that the homeless chose their condition – “If they would only get a job, all their problems would disappear.” It is rarely that easy. Keep in mind that the average age of a homeless person is 7 years old. That’s because so many children are entering shelters with their parents. And, many of these families show up at shelters because of an unexpected financial setback – a lost job, an extended illness, or an expensive car repair. Some are there because the primary breadwinner left the family. And half are there because they struggle with mental illness and a substance abuse problem.

Burrell offers street outreach, case management and community support mental health services to individuals experiencing homelessness.  These services occur in various locations in the community.

For more information on the Homeless Services program, please contact:

Homeless Services Coordinator  417-761-5532
PATH Program Coordinator  417-761-5522