Hepatitis Outreach Network

Hepatitis Outreach Network (HONE) is a community viral hepatitis prevention, screening and link to care study focused on adult, minority groups in New York City who are at  risk for chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) and chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV).

The goals and objectives of HONE are to:

  • Raise awareness and provide education in minority communities in the New York City area at risk for chronic hepatitis B and C.
  • Create a comprehensive hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and ALT screening project in minority communities at high risk in the New York City area.
  • Establish a link between screening efforts and appropriate healthcare, including vaccination and access to treatment for chronic hepatitis B and chronic hepatitis C patients.

HONE offers combined HBV and HCV screening at no cost at a variety of health fairs and other events throughout New York City. This study is collaboration between members of The Mount Sinai Health System Division of Liver Diseases, Tisch Cancer Institute and community physicians who care for minority patients at high risk for chronic HBV and HCV.

Hepatitis Outreach Network (HONE™) Team

Principal Investigator:
Ponni Perumalswami, MD

Co-Investigators:
Douglas Dieterich, MD
Lina Jandorf 

Research Coordinator:
Alexandre Ly van Manh, MPH

Professional Resources:

Hepatitis and Liver Cancer: A National Strategy for Prevention and Control of Hepatitis B and C
Hepatitis B foundation
Chronic Hepatitis B: Update (PDF)
Diagnosis, Management, and Treatment of Hepatitis C: An Update
CDC Viral Hepatitis B information
CDC Viral Hepatitis C information
Hepatitis Outreach Network (HONE): HBV and HCV Screening of Ethnic Urban Populations of New York City with Linkage to Care
Hepatitis Outreach Network (HONE): HBV and HCV Screening of Egyptian Populations in New York/New Jersey with Linkage to Care
Hepatitis C from Sinai Applab at Mount Sinai Medical Center

Patient Resources:

Coalition against Hepatitis in People of African Origin (CHIPO)
NYC Hepatitis B Coalition
NYC Department of Health: Hepatitis A, B, C
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Viral Hepatitis B information
CDC vaccine information Hepatitis B
CDC Hepatitis C information
Hepatitis C from Sinai Applab at Mount Sinai Medical Center

Manhattan

Central Harlem
2238 Fifth Avenue (137th Street)
New York, NY 10037
Phone: (212) 690-1760
Monday thru Friday, 8:30am - 4:00pm
Saturday, 8:30am - 12:00pm 

Chelsea
303 Ninth Avenue (28th Street)
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (212) 239-1718
Monday thru Friday, 8:30am-4:00pm
Saturday, 8:30am-12:00pm 

Bronx

Morrisania
1309 Fulton Ave (E 169th St. off 3rd)
Bronx, NY 10456
Phone: (718) 579-7714
Monday thru Friday - 8:30am to 4:00pm
Saturday, 8:30am - 12:00pm 

Brooklyn

Crown Heights
1218 Prospect Place (at Troy Avenue) 2nd Flr.
Brooklyn, NY 11213
Monday thru Friday - 8:30am to 4:00pm 

Fort Greene
295 Flatbush Ave. Extension 2nd Flr.
(At the corner of Willoughby St.)
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 643-8351
Monday thru Friday - 8:30am to 4:00pm
Saturday - 8:30am to 12:00pm 

Queens

Corona
34-33 Junction Blvd. (Roosevelt/Northern)
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Phone: (718) 262-5572
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8:30am to 4:00pm
Tuesday and Friday, 8:30am-4:00pm

Jamaica
90-37 Parsons Blvd. 1st Fl. (off Jamaica Ave.)
Jamaica, NY 11432
Phone: (718) 945-7150
Monday thru Friday - 8:30am to 4:00pm
Saturday, 8:30am to 12:00pm 

Manhattan:

African Services Committee
Services: Hepatitis B testing; also provides referrals for free treatment and care regardless of immigration status; patient navigation; no appointment is necessary
Fee: Free
Languages: English, French, Spanish, and many African languages
Location: 429 W. 127th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10027
Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00AM – 4:30PM
Telephone: (212) 222-3882

Bellevue Hospital
Services: Hepatitis B testing; appointment is necessary
Fee: Payment is based on a sliding scale (determined by yearly income and family size)
Language: Interpreter available 24/7
Location: 9462 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10016
Telephone: (212) 562-4141

Callen-Lorde Health Center
Services: Hepatitis B testing; appointment encouraged but not required
Fee: Payment is based on a sliding scale (determined by the patient’s income)
Location: 356 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011 Hours: Monday 12:30PM - 8:30PM; Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30AM-4:30PM; Wednesday 2:30PM-8:30PM
Telephone: (212) 271-7200                                                     

Queens:

Addabbo Family Health Center: Jamaica
Services: Hepatitis B testing
Fee: Payment based on sliding scale (determined by yearly income and family size)
Languages: French interpreter available
Location: 114-39/49 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica, NY
Hours: Monday-Friday 8AM-6PM, Saturday 9AM-2PM
Telephone: (718) 945-7150

Addabbo Family Health Center: Jamaica (2nd Location)
Services: Hepatitis B testing
Fee: Payment based on sliding scale (determined by yearly income and family size)
Languages: French interpreter available
Location: 118-11 Guy Brewer Blvd., Jamaica, NY
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30AM-6PM, Saturday 9AM-2PM
Telephone: (718) 945-7150

Addabbo Family Health Center: Ozone Park
Services: Hepatitis B testing
Fee: Payment based on sliding scale (determined by yearly income and family size)
Languages: French interpreter available
Location: 105-34 Rockaway Blvd., Ozone Park, NY 11417
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30AM-5PM; Wednesday 12PM-8PM; 1st & 3rd Saturday of every month 9AM-2PM
Telephone: (718) 945-7150

Bronx:

Montefiore Medical STD Center for Excellence
Services: Hepatitis B Testing; appointments necessary
Fee: For uninsured patients, payment is on a sliding scale (determined by the patient’s income); accepts most health insurances
Languages: Interpreters available upon request
Location: 3230 Bainbridge Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467
Hours: Monday-Wednesday, 1PM-6PM
Telephone: (718)-882-5482

Brooklyn:

Addabbo Family Health Center: Brooklyn
Services: Hepatitis B testing
Fee: Payment based on sliding scale (determined by yearly income and family size)
Languages: French interpreter available
Location: 120 Richards St., Brooklyn, NY 11231
Hours: Monday-Friday 8AM-6PM, Saturday 9AM-2PM
Telephone: (718) 945-7150

Financial/Health Insurance:

Community Health Advocates
Services: One-on-one counseling to help resolve any health insurance concerns; telephone help-line to answer questions about health insurance options or about how your health insurance works; made up of a network of community-based organizations
Locations: Several locations throughout NYC (see website)
Hours: Helpline open Monday –Friday 9AM-4PM
Telephone: (888) 614-5400

The Legal Aid Society
Services: Assists clients with health insurance issues, including access to health care for immigrants and uninsured patients, and insurance denials of health care services

Support & Social Services:

Senegalese Association of America (ASA)
Services: Provides information about immigration, health care, and general support; provides ESL (English as a second language) classes; organizes community events and recreation
Location: 121 St. Nicholas Avenue, New York, NY 10026 (entrance on W. 116th St)
Hours: Every day, 11:30AM-9PM
Telephone: (212) 932-0900

Check Hep B Patient Navigation Program
Services: Guides patients through the hepatitis B testing process, including help with scheduling and remembering appointments
Locations: African Services Committee (429 W. 127th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10027) & Bellevue Hospital Center: Hepatitis Clinic (9462 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10016)
Telephone: African Services Committee (212) 222-3882; Bellevue Hospital (212) 562-4141
Email: African Services Committee: daoudan@africanservices.org or sonias@africanservices.org
Bellevue Hospital Center: farma.pene@bellevue.nychhc.org

Methodist Hospital Hepatitis B & C Support Group
Services: Support group for all patients with Hepatitis B or C
Location: Methodist Hospital, 506 6th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY (in the executive dining room on the ground floor next to the cafeteria)
When: 3rd Wednesday of each month, 5:30PM-7PM
Telephone: Call (718) 780-3851 to RSVP
Email: srm9006@nyp.org to RSVP 

Office of Citywide Health Insurance: Health Care Resources for the Uninsured
Offers information for uninsured patients who need healthcare