Check Hep C Patient Navigation Program

Check Hep C New York CityThe goal of the Check Hep C Patient Navigation Program is to link NYC residents living with hepatitis C (Hep C) to medical care. Patient Navigators support patients to complete Hep C medical evaluation and successful Hep C treatment, prevent re-infection, and maintain liver health after treatment. This program is funded by New York City Council and private institutions, and is administered by the NYC Health Department.

  • For general information about Check Hep C, contact
  • To enroll or refer a patient, please see site-specific contact information below.
  • To find more Hep C-related services in NYC, visit Find Testing & Care.


Check Hep C Patient Navigators provide the following services at no cost to the patient: Hep C health promotion, referrals to supportive services, linkage to Hep C medical care, accompaniment to or reminders for medical appointments, alcohol and drug counseling, case conferencing, treatment readiness and adherence support, and medication access support.

To be eligible, patients must reside in NYC and have a positive hepatitis C RNA test result.
Note: Hep C Antibody positive patients not tested for Hep C RNA are accepted at select syringe exchange programs.


To enroll in the program, refer a patient or for more information, contact:

The Bronx

226 E 144th St, Bronx, NY 10451
Phone: (917) 232-5213 or (718) 292-7718 x483
Patient Navigator: Rahel Yosief
Alternate contact: Adrian Feliciano

Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center: Family Wellness Center
1281 Franklin Ave, Bronx, NY 10456 (1st Floor)
Phone: (347) 326-2075
Patient Navigator: Carisma Richmond
Alternate Contact: Courtney Dower

Community Health Care Network – Bronx Health Center
975 Kelly Street, Bronx, NY 10459 (2nd Floor)
Phone: (718) 320-4466
Patient Navigator: Fernando Valerio

Montefiore: Comprehensive Health Care Center
3514 Dekalb Avenue, Bronx, NY
Phones: (914) 523-7106 or (347) 714-3810
Patient Navigators: Tatiana VeraYajaira Melendez, and Romy Alvarez


After Hours Project
1204 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11221
Phone: (718) 249-0755
Patient Navigator: Maxine McGrady
*Accepts Hep C Antibody positive patients

Bed-Stuy Family Health Center
1456 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216
Phone: (347) 464-6630
Patient Navigator: Lucy Vega

Brownsville Multi-Service Family Health Center
259 Bristol Street, Brooklyn, NY 11212
Phone: (718) 345-5000 x6632
Patient Navigator: Makeda Bryan
Alternate Contact: Hildegarde Reimers

Community Healthcare Network – CABS Health Center
94-98 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11206
Phone: (718) 388-0390
Patient Navigator: Fernando Valerio

Coney Island Hospital
2601 Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11235
Phone: (718) 616-3840
Patient Navigator: Marina Karapetyan

Family Services Network of New York, Inc
1766 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11207
Phone: (718) 495-9747 x6411
Patient Navigator: Reginald Moten
*Accepts Hep C Antibody positive patients

Kings County Hospital
451 Clarkson Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11203
Phone: (718) 245-2008
Patient Navigator: Yaswantee Misir


Bellevue Hospital Center: Hepatitis Clinic
462 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10016
Phone: (718) 502-7195 x8484
Patient Navigator: Luisa Martelo and Yacaris De Jesus
Supervisor: Ellie Carmody

Harlem United
169 W 133rd Street, New York, NY 10030
Phone: (646) 762-4950
Patient Navigators: Cinthia Castro and Stacy Irozuru

Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center
25 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002
Phone: (212) 226-6333 x119
Patient Navigator: Noah Heau
*Accepts Hep C Antibody positive patients

Praxis Housing Initiatives
Transitional Housing locations (must be HIV co-infected)
Phone: (212) 293-8404
Patient Navigator: Gil Cerpa
*Accepts Hep C Antibody positive patients


AIDS Center of Queens County
89-31 161 Street, Suite 708, Jamaica, NY 11432
Phone: (718) 896-2500 x2564
Patient Navigator: Shem Holm
*Accepts Hep C Antibody positive patients

Community Healthcare Network – Family Health Center
90-04 161st Street, Jamaica, NY 11432
Phone: (718) 523-2123
Patient Navigator: Fernando Valerio

Staten Island

Community Health Action of Staten Island
2134 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10302
Patient Navigators: Star Benitez 
*Accepts Hep C Antibody positive patients



Check Hep C Patient Navigation Program 2017 Final Report

Check Hep C Patient Navigation Program 2016 Final Report

Check Hep C Patient Navigation Program 2015 Final Report


Check Hep C patient navigators and affiliated staff can access program documents and resources (contact Diana Diaz Muñoz for the password).



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