Patient Support Groups

Below is a listing of known Hep C Patient Support Groups in NYC.

Location

Bronx

Boom!Health Hepatitis C Groups
226 East 144th Street Bronx, New York 10451

Hep C positive living group
Wednesdays: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Contact: George Santana (718) 292-7718 gsantana@boomhealth.org

Hep C Treatment Group
Fridays: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Facilitator & Contact George Santana (718) 292-7718 gsantana@boomhealth.org

Hep C Education and Support Group
Tuesdays: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Contact: Irma Williams (718) 292-7718 ext.230 iwilliams@citiwidehr.org

Montefiore Hepatitis C Support Groups
Third Thursday of the Month: 6-7 PM
Montefiore Hospital: 3400 Bainbridge Ave – 2nd Floor Conference Room, Bronx 10467
Contact: Mara Tushaj mtushaj@montefiore.org  (718) 920-8353

Montefiore Center for Positive Living – Support Group 101 – Anyone from the Montefiore Center for Positive Living clinic can attend.
Second Thursday of the Month – 12pm-1pm
Montefiore Center for Positive Living – 3444 Kossuth Avenue, 3rd Floor – ID Clinic
Contact: Frances Rodriguez (718) 920-8436

Montefiore Center for Positive Living – Support Group II – For pre-treatment, treatment & treatment-experienced patients.
Third Thursday of the Month – 2-3:30 PM
Montefiore Center for Positive Living – 3444 Kossuth Avenue, 3rd Floor – ID Clinic
Contact: Frances Rodriguez (718) 920-8436

Brooklyn

Methodist Hospital Hepatitis B & C Support Group
3rd Wednesday of each month (5:30-7 PM)
Methodist Hospital: 506 6th Avenue, Park Slope – in the executive dining room on the ground floor adjacent to the cafeteria.
Facilitated by Smruti Mohanty, MD, MS, FACP, Chief, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology.
Open to all Hepatitis B & C Patients.
Contact & RSVP: srm9006@nyp.org (718) 780-3851

Russian Hepatitis B & C Education & Support Group in Coney Island
Last Tuesday of the Month (6:30-7:30 PM).
Kings Highway Library: 2115 Ocean Ave
Facilitator: Greg Romenski –gregromen@yahoo.com (718) 395-9120

Brooklyn VA Hospital Hepatitis C Support Groups
Friday’s @ 12:00 – 1PM
VA New York Harbor HCS Brooklyn Campus: 800 Poly place Brooklyn NY 11209 ~ Room: POD D
Contact: Dr. Ayse Aytaman Ayse.Aytaman@VA.gov
Facilitator: Dr Shalini Sehgal (Liver Team Psychologist)
*Group is open to VA Hospital patients after Liver Team evaluation

Lower Manhattan

Friends in Deed. Support groups for people living with life threatening conditions and their loved ones 

Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center (LESHRC) Hepatitis C and Coinfection Support Groups
HCV Support Group ~ Every Wednesday at 4PM
HIV/HCV Coinfection Support Group ~ Meet on a 10 week cycle – call for more information
Lower East Side Harm Recuction Center: 25 Allen Street New York, NY 10002
*The criteria for the group is that the member be living with HCV and complete an LESHRC intake. Healthy meal served.

AIDS Service Center of New York Hepatitis C – HIV Coinfection Support Group
Mondays 5:00 – 6:00pm
41 East 11th Street, 5th Floor New York , NY (Between University Place & Broadway)
Contact: Diane (212) 645-0875×334 Diane@ascnyc.org
* Open to people with HIV, HCV or co-infected. Medical Documentation Required.

Betances Health Center Hepatitis C Support Group
Last Friday of the Month 1:30 – 3:00pm
280 Henry Street New York, NY 10002
Contact: Fidel Bu Contreras, 212-227-8401 Ext. 127
fcontreras@betances.org
*Open to Hepatitis C patients

Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center Hepatitis C Support Group
Second Wednesday of Month 5:30-7:00
10 Union Square East (4th Ave) New York, NY 10003
Group Facilitators: Ronni Marks, HCV Advocate and Mary Olson, DNP, ANP
Contact Ronni Marks rmarks@CHPNET.org
*
Open to patients, family and friends of people with Hep C.  Refreshments are provided.

Midtown Manhattan

Thursdays, 1-2pm
301 West 37th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, 10018
Group Facilitator: Andrew Bonfrancesco (a.bonfrancesco@housingworks.org) & Keith Allens
Group Eligibility: HCV+ *Metrocard & Snacks provided.
*Other topics discussed sex work and drug use

Upper Manhattan

The Center for the Study of Hepatitis C – Weill Cornell Medical College Hepatitis C Support Group
1st Wednesday of the month, 5:30-6:30 PM
1305 York Ave (70th and York), 4th Floor Waiting Area, New York, NY 10021
Contact: Mary Olson, ANP maa9041@med.cornell.edu (646) 962-4372
*Open to the public, Refreshments provided.

Mount Sinai Division of Liver Diseases Hepatitis C Support Group
3rd Wednesday of the month 6-7:30
East building, located on 1425 Madison Ave and 98th street, Room number 1184
Facilitated by: Viktoriya Khaitova, Viktoriya.Khaitova@mountsinai.org, and David Motamed, David.Motamed@mountsinai.org.
*Open to the public, refreshments provided.

COPE HIV/Hep C Support Group
3rd Thursday of the month (3-4:30pm)
307 E. 116th Street, N.Y. N.Y. 10029
Contact: Gloria Searson g.searson@yahoo.com (212) 289-3900 x:11
Hep C Testing can be arranged by appointment.

New York Harm Reduction Educators Hep C Support Groups
Tuesdays, 12-1pm
1991-A Lexington Ave, Manhattan (Between 121st & 122nd)
Contact: Louis Jones (718) 842-6050 ext. 403 or 347-775-5308
*Metro cards are given to the first 10 people to sign-up for the group.

Harlem United Co-infected Support Group
Every Friday (2-4pm)
Willis Green Jr. Health Center, 123-125 West 124th Street, New York, NY 10027 – 3rd Floor Art Room
Contact: Adisa Yamusah ayamusah@harlemunited.org
Eligibility: Clients must be HCV positive

Harlem United Intro to Hep C Group
Every second Wednesday of the month
Willis Green Jr. Health Center, 123-125 West 124th Street, New York, NY 10027 – 3rd Floor Art Room
Contact: Cinthia Castro 646.762.4950 ext. 3263 or cell: 917.498.7553
Eligibility: Anyone seeking information regarding Hep C regardless of diagnosis, and who may be interested in care and treatment.

Harlem United HCV Mono-infected Support Group
Mondays at 1:00pm (Currently Closed)
El Faro Adult Day Care Center, 179 East 116th St New York, NY
Contact: Cinthia Castro ccastro@harlemunited.org 212.531.1300 ext 3421

Queens

AIDS Center of Queens County (ACQC)
Transgender Support Group for Spanish Speakers
Health education about all topics, including Hep C, and social events
Fridays: 6-8PM
62-07 Woodside Avenue, Woodside, NY 11377
Contact: Lorena Borjas 917-601-6047 (speaks Spanish only) or Dennis Camacho 718-781-0432

Online Support Groups

HCV Advocate – National Support Group Listing

The American Liver Foundation Support Community connects patients, families, friends and caregivers for support and inspiration.

 

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