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Basin Assistance Services

Basin Assistance Services (BAS) is a on-profit Ryan White HIV/AIDS service organization under the direction of Permian Basin Community Centers.  Our staff of caring, trained professionals is available to provide free, confidential support and assistance.  Case managers will coordinate your care plan with services we provide as well as those provided by other agencies and support groups.  Bilingual staff is available.  Volunteers for all programs and services are welcomed.

Basin Assistance Services provides services to the following counties:  Andrews, Borden, Crane, Dawson, Ector, Gaines, Glasscock, Howard, Loving, Martin, Midland, Pecos, Reeves, Terrell, Upton, Ward, and Winkler.

Knowledge is Key.  Anyone can contract the HIV virus.  No one is immune to HIV.  Men, women, and children can be infected.  It is very important to be informed on how the virus is passed from person to person.  It is just as critical to understand how you can't get HIV in order to lessen fear and misunderstanding.

Confidentiality.  All services here are provided confidentially.  As a client, please respect the confidentiality of other persons you may meet through your participation at Basin Assistance Services.

Services available to you include:

  • Free condoms
  • HIV Specialist clinic visits
  • Regular blood work
  • Medication assistance
  • Dental care
  • Referred physician services
  • Medical case management
  • Rides to medical appointments
  • Education/awareness on HIV diagnosis
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Housing and utility assistance (HOPWA)
  • Social services case management

Items Required for Enrollment: 

  • Picture ID
  • Proof of Current Income (check stubs, Social Security Letter, etc.
  • Proof of Texas Residence
  • Proof of HIV + Diagnosis

Enrollment appointments are preferred.  Please plan at least two (2) hours for the enrollment process.

Hours of Operation:  M-F 8-12 and 1-5

Please notify the office if you need a home, hospital, or other off-site appointment.  If you need emergency assistance, please go to the nearest hospital emergency room.

Contact Information:

1330 E 8th Street, Ste 315
Odessa TX  79761
432-580-0713
toll-free:  1-800-804-5418
Texas AIDS Hotline:  1-800-299-2437

Community Resources for HIV/AIDS:

Free HIV Testing
Department of State Health Services/STD Prevention
432-571-4147
 
HIV-STD Testing
Ector County Health Department:  432-498-4141
www.co.ector.tx.us/default.aspx?Ector_County/HealthSTD 
Midland Health Department:  432-681-7613
midlandtexas.gov/236/Clinical-Services 
 
Local Support Group
Midland/Odessa Area AIDS Support:  432-218-2002
ribbonsoflight.org 

Other Resources for HIV/AIDS:

Texas Ryan White Service Provider
www.dshs.state.tx.us/hivstd/services

Texas HIV Medication Program (THMP) formally ADAP
www.dshs.state.tx.us/hivstd/meds
 
Medication Coupons/Patient Assistance Programs
www.needymeds.org 
www.goodrx.com 
hab.hrsa.gov/patientassistance
 
Upcoming Events
2016 Texas HIV-STD Conference
www.dshs.state.tx.us/hivstd/conference/2016/