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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: [email protected] (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 – [email protected] (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 [email protected]
Facilitator: Dr Shalini Sehgal (Liver Team Psychologist)
*Group is open to VA Hospital patients on therapy or being evaluated for therapy, 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
Contact: Ajani Benjamin [email protected] (212) 226-6333 x119
*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 [email protected]
* Open to people with HIV, HCV or co-infected. Medical Documentation Required.

Midtown Manhattan

Hepatitis B & C Personal Stories Workshop
Your story is powerful and can change the world. Join a group of patients and creative advocates to begin or further develop your personal story to generate awareness about Hepatitis B & C. This is not a traditional closed patient support group. The focus is on developing and sharing your personal story with the group, and potentially in public if you are willing. Monthly meetings in Midtown, Manhattan from 5:30 -7:30 PM. To join contact Nirah Johnson ([email protected]).

NYULangone Midtown Hepatitis C Support Group
with Ronni Marks Founder of The Hepatitis C Mentor & Support Group, Inc.
Last Wednesday of the month @ 6:15 PM
NYU Medical Center ~ 560 1st Ave. (between 30th and 31st) ~ Smilow Conference Room #1301 on the 13th floor of the Medical Science Building
Facilitators: Ronni Marks [email protected]  (917) 612-2731
*Open to all patients, friends and families of people with hepatitis C. Refreshments provided.

Positive Health Project, Inc. Hepatitis C Groups
Fridays, 1-2pm
301 West 37th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, 10001
Group Facilitator: Yvette Gonzales ([email protected])  & Liam Gibson
Group Eligibility: HCV+, drug user or sex worker.
*Metrocard & lunch provided.

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 [email protected] (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, [email protected], and David Motamed, [email protected].
*Open to the public, Refreshments provided.

Upper Manhattan Hepatitis C Support Group
3rd Tuesday of the month — 6-8 PM — no entry after 7PM
Mt. Sinai School of Medicine- Icahn Medical Institute, 1425 Madison Avenue at 98th Street, 11th floor, room 11-84 conference room.  For directions, click here.
Contact: Lillian de Mauro [email protected] (607) 746-7199
*Open to anyone impacted by or interested in Hepatitis C. Free, Refreshments provided.

Mount Sinai Primary Care Hepatitis C Program Support Group
First Wednesday of the Month. 5:45 -7 PM.
17 E 102nd St. 3rd Floor Conference Room
Group Facilitator: Jeff Weiss, PhD or Catherine Amory, LCSW & Patient Peers.
Contact: Natalie Kil, MPH – Mount Sinai Primary Care Hepatitis C Program ([email protected]) (212) 824-7460
*Open to new patients, Refreshments provided at 5:45.

Mount Sinai HIV/HCV Coinfection Program Support Group
Once Monthly – Mondays at Noon
17 E 102nd St. Manhattan – East Elevators – 3rd floor
Group Facilitator: Jeff Weiss, PhD (212) 824-7422 [email protected]
*Open to new patients.

HCV Mono-infected Support Group
Mondays at 1:00pm
El Faro Adult Day Care Center, 179 East 116th St New York, NY
Contact: Cinthia Castro [email protected] 212.531.1300 ext 3421

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 [email protected] (212) 289-3900 x:11
Hep C Testing can be arranged by appointment.

New York Harm Reduction Educators Hepatitis C Support Groups
Tuesdays, 12-1pm
1991-A Lexington Ave, Manhattan (Between 121st & 122nd)
Contact:  (718) 842-6050 or 212-828-8464 Jerome Sanchez, email: [email protected]
*Metro cards are given to the first 10 people to sign-up for the group.

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 [email protected]
Eligibility: Co-infected clients with predominantly HIV/HCV clients looking for care and treatment.

Intro to Hep C Group
Last Wednesday of the month (2-3pm)
Willis Green Jr. Health Center, 123-125 West 124th Street, New York, NY 10027 – 3rd Floor Art Room
Contact: Adisa Yamusah [email protected] or Cinthia Castro [email protected] 212.531.1300 ext 3421
Eligibility: Anyone seeking information regarding Hep C regardless of diagnosis, and who may be interested in care and treatment.

Bronx

CitiWide Harm Reduction 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 [email protected]

Hep C Treatment Group
Fridays: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Facilitator & Contact George Santana (718) 292-7718 [email protected]

Hep C Education and Support Group
Tuesdays: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Contact: Irma Williams (718) 292-7718 ext.230 [email protected]

Montefiore Hepatitis C Support Group
Third Thursday of the Month from 6-7 PM
Montefiore Hospital ~ 3400 Bainbridge Ave – 2nd Floor Conference Room, Bronx 10467
Contact: Mara Tushaj [email protected]  (718) 920-8353

St. Ann‘s Corner of Harm Reduction Hepatitis C Support Group (Bilingual English Spanish)
Tuesday – 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
886 Westchester Ave, Ground Floor, Bronx, NY 10459
Contact: Sandra Turner ([email protected]) (718) 585-5544 x310 or Ivette Melendez ([email protected])

Queens

Queens Hep C Task Force: Hepatitis C Patient Support Group
In planning, contact: Ira Weiss (718) 725-5000 [email protected]

Staten Island

Staten Island Hep C Support Group
Contact: Steve Loggins (718)226-3826 or Moshe Moses (212) 465-8304 x4822 email:[email protected]

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