Hep Free NYC Patient Navigator Tour & Meeting Highlights

Tuesday, February 23rd (3 – 5 PM)
Tour of the Nest at Harlem United
169 West 133rd Street, Manhattan

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Hepatitis Services Provided by the Nest

Cinthia Castro (ccastro@harlemunited.org)

  • The Nest is an addition to preexisting East and West clinics of Harlem United.
  • Currently there are 4 providers in Hepatitis patient care – 2 Infectious Disease doctors and 2 nurse practitioners.
  • The Nest has treated 80 patients with Hep C, with 54 clients being cured.
  • Nurses at the three different clinics dispense the medication to clients to ensure 100% adherence as well to address any possible side effects.
  • Medications are delivered weekly (in blister packs) to those clients who are unable to come to the clinics to pick up their medications.
  • A holiday party is thrown at the end of the year for patients who are undergoing treatment of Hepatitis C
  • The Nest has a support group held every Friday.  The support group focuses on harm reduction and education.
  • Harlem united is currently treating clients on their medical mobile units. The medical mobile unit travels to the Bronx, Brooklyn and different parts of Manhattan.

The Nest Hours

Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Primary medical care
  • HIV treatment and prevention (i.e. Pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP)
  • Hepatitis C services
  • Opiate dependence treatment (Suboxone)
  • Mental Health (psychiatric care and psychotherapy)
  • Enroll Manhattan Project and assistance with insurance enrollment
  • Health Home/Care Coordination
  • LGBT Heath services

Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Psychiatric service

To make an appointment, call 212.849.2780

In attendance

  1. Adisa Yamusah, Care Coordinator, Harlem United, ayamusah@harlemunited.org    
  2. Angel Cotto, Linkage to Care Navigator, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center Hepatitis C Program, acotto@wyckoffhospital.org
  3. Ariel Caba, Intake Specialist, Harlem United, acaba@harlemunited.org
  4. Byron Eads, Peer Navigator, National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS Inc. (NBLCA), Byrone1958@gmail.com
  5. Catherine Linda Malloy, Peer Navigator, Praxis Housing Initiatives Inc., malloy71@yahoo.com
  6. Cinthia Castro, Patient Navigator, Harlem United, Ccastro@harlemunited.org
  7. Daniel Calder, Outreach Coordinator, DOHMH, dcalder@health.nyc.gov
  8. Dorothy Johnson, Linkage to Care Specialist, Acacia Network, djohnson@promesa.org
  9. Gregory Williams, HCV Peer Navigator, Washington Heights Corner Project Abdeergh427@gmail.com
  10. Nick Van Breta, Peer Coordinator, Washington Heights Corner Project nick@cornerproject.org
  11. Paul Bolter, Health Education, American Liver Foundation, pbolter@liverfoundation.org
  12. Robert Wilson, Care Technician, William F Ryan Community Health Center, Wilson@ryancenter.org



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