Health Care Resources

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Free Prostate Canceer Screening Feb. 6 in Farmingville

Suffolk County Department of Health Services, Office of Minority Health, Stony Brook University Hospital, and Long Island Asian Community Services
Presents Health and Wellness Program: Let's Prevent Stroke, Heart attack, Diabetes, Cancer, Depression and Obesity

  • Prostate Cancer screening by Dr. Adler Urologist
  • Free Health counseling and information

Date: Feb 6, Thursday
Time: 2:00- 3:00 PM
Location: Ryu Shu Kan Japanese Arts Center, 1256 Waverly Ave, Farmingville, NY 11738 (Tel #631-698-2467)
Directions
  • From west: Take exit 62 toward Nicholls Rd/Blue Point/Stony Brook. Merge onto Expressway Drive South. Slight left to stay on Expressway S. Service Rd. Turn left onto Waverly Ave - 1256 Waverly Ave Farmingville, NY

  • From East: Take exit 63 toward No Ocean Ave/Patchogue Mt Sinai Merge onto Expressway Drive North. Turn left onto Horseblock Road Turn right onto Waverly Ave Destination will be on the left.

Call for more information and registration: Myungja Nancy Hahn at (631) 854-0382 or email:nancy.hahn@suffolkcountyny.gov

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Alzheimer Research Study

Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation at North Shore-LIJ (271-11 76th Avenue, New Hyde Park) is seeking participants for a new Alzheimer study.

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Free Lung Cancer Screening

Mather Hospital is offering free lung cancer screening for high-risk smokers and former smokers. Screening is particularly important for those 55 to 74 years old. Smokers and ex-smokers should ask their primary care physicians if they qualify for free screening and then contact Mather at 631-476-2803 for a low-dose CT scan. For more information, please contact Nurse Navigator Eileen Zaoutis at 631-476-2803. And more help quitting smoking, see below.

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MS Support Groups

The MS Society recently published in the Winter edition of their newsletter a remarkably comprehensive list of wellness programs, yoga classes, self-help meetings, support groups, counseling resources, and telephone lines for those with MS. To receive this roster or get further information, visit NationalMSSociety.org or call 1-800-344-4867.

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Clinical Trials

One option for finding free care - and sometime payment - is to enroll as a guinea pig (test subject) in clinical trials. While in the past these experiments sometimes asked you to be the canary in the mine shaft, with a 50-50 chance of getting sugar pills instead of any medicine, clinical trials increasingly test a proven treatment vs. the same medication plus an additional drug, or the current standard of care against this and additional vitamin supplements. In other words, the odds are better these days that volunteering will benefit you as well as the general public. You can find more about current clinical trials by visiting the Web site clinicaltrials.gov and typing into the search box the name of any condition you have. I am not trying to talk anyone who is uninsured into taking any risks they are not comfortable taking, but this is an option you might consider.

Long Island Neurological Associates, for example, is seeking test subjects with MS for clinical trials of new medications - call Tiffany Harding at 516-822-2230 - and South Shore Neurolic Associates also is recruiting test subjects with MS medication - call Lori Fafard at 631-758-1910, ext. 2205.

The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, the research branch of the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, has a website that outlines Feinstein's current studies. Please note that some of these are clinical with human subjects, while others are basic scientific research with animal subjects - and only animals may volunteer. The site can be found at http://www.feinsteininstitute.org/Feinstein/Clinical+Trials.

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Health Coverage for Substance Abuse & Mental Health

President Obama recently signed new rules intended to guarantee that health insurance plans will cover substance abuse treatment and mental health treatment. I have not yet seen any details as to how soon these new regulations go into effect, but in the meantime, Jeffrey Redd has collected information on various insurance carriers and posted it on-line at: http://www.quitalcohol.com/health-insurance-and-addiction.html

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New York's Health Insurance Exchange is Open - and Working

The Affordble Care Act is creating "exchanges" where the uninsured can shop for health coverage and figure out if they qualify for the subsidy available to individuals under the ACA - and many people do qualify. The software developed by the federal government has had many glitches, but New York States' exchange is working pretty smoothly: the only unanticipated problem seems to have been that 2 million people tried to log on in two hours the first day the exchange was open for business, more customers than the site could handle. The state has added capacity now and will soon be posting lists of health care providers for each insurance plan. The New York State of Health is the official Health Plan Marketplace in our state, which allows individuals to shop for, compare, or buy health insurance plans online, over the phone, or in person. Enrollment in health plans through New York State of Health has begun. Here is where to get further information and help finding health insurance if you are currently uncovered:

  • New York State of Health Customer Service Number: 1-855-355-5777
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
  • Website: nystateofhealth.ny.gov

A new Kaiser Family Foundation analysis estimates that Americans who currently buy their own insurance through the individual market would receive tax credits averaging nearly $2,700 next year for coverage purchased through new insurance marketplaces. The tax credits or subsidies would cover 32 percent of the premiums on average for this group of enrollees in a so-called "silver" plan.

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Resources for Quitting Smoking

Ariel Domke from Stanford University's Thoracic Oncology Program suggests:

While the Affordable Care Act (aka, "ObamaCare" but which should really be called "RomneyCare") is not causing huge increases in Medicare or HMO premiums, there is one group that insurers are allowed to charge more - and are certain to do so: smokers. So if you or someone you know needs an incentive to try one more time to quit, here it is.

One little-publicized result of the ACA is that Medicare now pays for up to eight counseling sessions a year for seniors and the disabled who want to quit smoking, as well as paying for prescription medications that help smokers quit. With the help of a physician, a counselor, or a support group, you are far more likely to succeed in kicking nicotine addiction. And those who want to quit would be wise to seek support in doing so, since nicotine in one of the most addictive of drugs. Here are some programs to help nicotine addicts quit:

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Understanding Your Choices in the Affordable Care Act

As you may have heard me say before - I'll try not to rant - I am no big fan of the Affordable Care Act enacted by Congress, which somehow came to be called "ObamaCare" even though they pretty much copied what Mitt Romney did in Massachusetts. I wish Romney, Obama, and Congress had copied Canada's plan - or Hawaii's, or Britain's, or France's, or Germany's or almost any other plan. Nonetheless, open enrollment in the new Health Insurance Marketplace begins Oct. 1 and runs through March 31, 2014. HealthCare.gov explains how the marketplace will work.

IRS.gov/aca explains the tax benefits and responsibilities of individuals, families, and employers under RomneyCare. It also provides basic information about how the choices you make may affect the tax return you file in 2015.

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ACA Updates from the Small Business Administration

The Small Business Administration and Small Business Majority are offering "Affordable Care Act 101" weekly webinars. Each week, small business owners can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and what it means for their company and employees, including insurance reforms, the small business health care tax credit, the new health insurance marketplaces, and employer shared responsibility provisions. SBA representatives help small business owners understand the facts of the Affordable Care Act so they can make informed decisions about providing health insurance for their employees. The Affordable Care Act 101 takes place every Thursday from now through the opening of the marketplaces in October. For more information on how the new health care law affects small businesses, check out www.businessusa.gov/healthcare

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Info for Seniors on Medicare, HICAP, SNAP & Energy Costs

Is your senior group interested in Medicare: enrollment periods, parts of Medicare, savings programs, resources and HIICAP (Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program)? Perhaps they are under 65 or know someone who needs health insurance coverage. Questions such as are you eligible for SNAP benefits (formerly food stamps) will be answered. Is energy assistance needed; can they streamline their LIPA costs?

Kathleen Foster from Nassau DSS has put together a group of speakers who can provide free presentations on these topics, answer questions and assist with applications. To schedule a presentation for your senior group, contact her at kathleen.foster@hhsnassaucountyny.us or (516) 227-8915.

Or if you want a single program on:

  • Medicare and HICAP, contact Amanda Watral, Consumer Health Advocate Coordinator at the Health and Welfare Council of Long Island: awatral@hwcli.com
  • SNAP, contact Eden Solomon, Nutrition Outreach & Education Program Coordinator at the Health and Welfare Council of Long Island: esolomon@hwcli.com
  • reducing energy costs, contact Michele Bontempi, Community Outreach Specialist for the LIPA Conservation Services Group Michele.Bontempi@csgrp.com

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Caregiver Support Groups

"CARING FOR THE CAREGIVER" support groups provide help for those doing the often-lonely work of caring for loved ones. These groups started in a church in Syosset and now have spread across the Island. The Interfaith Clergy of the Massapequas, for example, sponsor a group that meets at Massapequa Reformed Church (302 Ocean Ave. at Merrick Road) on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 2:00 p.m. Anyone who is a caregiver, or who has been a caregiver is welcome at these meetings. For further information, please contact Deacon Florence Poeschke at 516-799-7832.

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Free Hepatitis Testing

Approximately 3 million adults in the U.S. are living with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) and many don't know they are infected. Hepatitis Awareness Month is an opportunity to remind health care professionals and the public to test anyone at increased risk for HCV infection. The AIDS Institute Viral Hepatitis Section has recently posted a growing list of providers who offer free hepatitis C rapid testing across New York State. The HCV rapid testing locations Directory of Screening Sites can be found at: http://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/hepatitis/hepatitis_c/rapid_antibody_testing/docs/hcv_screening_sites.pdf. Agencies seeking additional information on the Hepatitis C Rapid Testing Program can call the AIDS Institute Viral Hepatitis Section at 518-486-6806 or send an email to hepatabc@health.state.ny.us. For more information on hepatitis C, visit the NYSDOH Hepatitis web site at: www.health.ny.gov/hepatitis or the CDC Viral Hepatitis web site at: www.cdc.gov/hepatitis.

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Help Offered for Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Problems

The Postpartum Resource Center of New York provides free emotional support, education, training, and healthcare and support group resources for families experiencing perinatal mood disorders and postpartum depression or anxiety. Their local center is located at Westminster United Presbyterian Church, 109 Udall Road in West Islip. For free, confidential support or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please visit www.postpartumny.org or call their toll-free hotline at 1-855-631-001 or call their West Islip center at 631-422-2255.

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Free Support Group in Suffolk for Pregnant and New Moms

Whether you're pregnant as a first time mom or you have recently welcomed a new baby to your family, this group will benefit you. Come talk to and learn from professionals and other mothers who have been through this exciting yet challenging time.

Group meets at 6:00pm on the 1st & 3rd Monday of each month beginning February 4 at: Mental Health Association in Suffolk County, 2000 Arctic Avenue, Bohemia, NY 11716. To register call: 631-226-3900. This group is free and open to the public.

First Group Topic: Bonding with your baby prenatally & postpartum. Future topics will include: Nutrition & exercise for pregnancy & postpartum, share your birth story, labor support and coping skills, SIDS prevention, safe sleep patterns, breastfeeding/pumping, Infant/Child CPR Choking & Safety, baby's sleep concerns, your emotions after delivery, choosing the right prenatal care provider. Infants and breastfeeding babies are welcome to accompany moms.

If you are an expert on a topic related to pregnancy, birth, or parenting and would like to speak to the group, please contact Laura Gigantino at lauragigantino@mhasuffolk.org or (631) 226-3900 ext. 303.

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"Keep Getting Better"

Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center Presents:
"Keep Getting Better" - Perinatal Mood Disorders Support Group

This ongoing, bi-monthly group for women who have attended the Circle of Hope or Circle of Caring programs, provides support, camaraderie and education to help continue your recovery. Don't travel this journey alone! Recovery from Perinatal Mood Disorders is an ongoing process and may at times be frustrating and isolating. Members share common experiences and provide each other with inspiration and support. Run by specially trained Healthcare Professionals.

1st and 3rd Thursdays - 7:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. Free of Charge, Come and Go.
Meeting Location: 661 Deer Park Avenue, Babylon - Side Entrance, Downstairs
For Additional Information, Please Call 376-HOPE.

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Choices for Medicaid Recipients

Concepts of Independent Choices is a Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program. This Medicaid program is an alternative to traditional home care services and can include full or total assistance with personal care, home health care, and some skilled nursing tasks. To qualify for the CDPAP, you must be Medicaid-eligible and have a disabling condition. This program gives more control over services because the consumer (client) or their surrogate (a person willing to run the program if the consumer is unable) is able to recruit, hire, train, manage, and if necessary, dismiss the personal assistant of their choice. In some cases family members, except for parents and spouses, are eligible to be hired as personal assistants. For further information regarding the CDPAP or Concepts of Independent Choices, please call toll free 866-666-4441 or contact Adele at 917-710-1859.

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Offered: Help Finding Help

The Health & Welfare Council of Long Island has been in operation for 65 years to respond to the needs of Long Islanders, ensuring that the voices of the powerless are heard.? They have a new program serving both Nassau and Suffolk to help residents get the benefits and services they need to thrive. The program provides a more comprehensive level of services to access health care and food stamp benefits. The HWCLI Facilitated Enrollers can provide assistance with both programs in both counties, as well as refer to other services the individual may need,?often without taking time off from work to go to the DSS. They often can handle everything they need in just one appointment, or at least within one agency, and in one place. HWCLI Enrollers are available to travel throughout both counties. There have been many changes to existing programs, and 1 in 9 Long Islanders may now be eligible for assistance. For more information call Jennifer Capezza, L. I. Anti-Hunger Outreach Coordinator, at 516-505-4430 or email jcapezza@hwcli.com.

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Adelphi Breast Cancer Hotline

A toll-free hotline provides information and support for detection and treatment of breast cancer. Call 1-800-877-8077.

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Help for Police & Military & Their Families

The Florence and Robert A. Rosen Family Wellness Center of NSLIJ Zucker Hillside Hospital offers free services to law enforcement, 9-11 responders, and military personnel and their families. The center provides confidential assessments and short-term individual, couples and family counseling for children, adolescents and adults, psychiatric evaluations, medication management, adult wellness and health workshops, parenting and child resilience workshops, training for healthcare professionals, referrals for physical and behavioral healthcare, and outreach, presentations, consultation and crisis counseling for military and law enforcement agencies. To receive a free confidential phone consultation, or to set up an appointment, call The Rosen Center at (516) 562-3260.

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Vitamins Available - including Prenatal Vitamins

Thanks to our friends at Long Island Cares, the LICC has senior vitamins, daily multi-vitamins, children's chewable vitamins, vitamin C, Omega 3, B-50, and vision support vitamins at our Freeport Emergency Food Center (450 N. Main Street, 516-868-4989) and our Hempstead office (516-565-0290). Women who are pregnant can take the daily multi-vitamin and additional vitamin C.

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Prescription Help for the Uninsured

www.pparx.org is a prescription assistance site for every large pharmaceutical company. People needing continuous medicine can call the 1-800 number of the particular drug maker and apply for help. Sometimes the meds are FREE/other times just $5.

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Free & Low-Cost Health Coverage

Staff from the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital are helping people to apply for Child Health Plus, Families Health Plus, and Mediaid heatlh insurance at Winthrop University Hospital (222 Station Plaza, Suite 520, in Mineola) on the 1st and 4th Thursday of each month. For further info, please call 631-656-9783.

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New Health Center for the Uninsured & Underinsured

St. Francis Hospital and Catholic Health Services of Long Island have opened the Bishop McHugh Health Center in Hicksville to treat the uninsured and underinsured. The center is located in a small shopping plaza at 750 South Broadway (Route 107), south of Old Country Road. CHS also has a similar center for the uninsured and underinsured in Bay Shore. For more information, call (516) 827-2727.

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Medical Equipment Offered

A member of Port Washington United Methodist Church has a wheelchair to give away. Please email jpickow@aol.com. if you or someone you know needs it.

Ranjana Shah has a walker, a portable bathtub bar, and a shower chair in Melville that she would like to give away to anyone who needs them. You can reach her at ranjana@optonline.net.

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Know Anyone Who Needs a Hospital Bed?

Ruth and Larry Spota have a hospital bed to give away. It is available, free for the taking from Floral Park. Please call them ASAP at 516-328-7175 if you are interested.

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Need to Borrow Medical Equipment?

We are updating the list we publish occasionally of congregations that have a lending library of medical equipment that they loan out or give away. Does your congregation? If so, what name, phone number, or email address would you like us to publish for a contact person? And if your lending library has excess equipment you would like to give away, we'd be glad to pass the word. Here's the latest info we have:

  • Rev. Perry Kirschbalum, St. John's Lutheran Church
    1 Van Roo Avenue, 516-379-3858
  • Rev. Ruth Widman, Woodbury United Methodist Church
    577 Woodbury Rd, 516-672-7129
  • Rev. Kristine Hansen, St. Pauls United Methodist Church
    288 Main St. Northport, 631-261-0804
  • Donna Lechner, Bayshore United Methodist Church
    107 E. Main St, 631-666-7194
  • Rev. Sean Murray, The Community Church, UCC
    36 Church St. Syosset, 516-921-2240
  • Christine Harvey, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
    800 Portion Rd. Lake Ronkonkoma, 631-737-4416
  • Ann Druckemiller, Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal
    1434 Straight Path, Wynandanch, 631-643-7591
  • Rev. Nancy Jennings, Community Presbyterian Church
    2101 Willaim Place, Merrick, 516- 378-7761
  • Francine Jennings, St. Dominic
    93 Anstice St. Oyster Bay, 516-922 4488
  • Madeline Swarckof, St. Vincent De Paul
    1346 Broadway Hewlett, 516-569-0834
  • St. Peter's Parish Social Ministry
    1327 Port Washington Blvd. Port Washington, 516-883-0365
  • Rev.Harold lay, The Parkway Community Church
    95 Stewart Ave. Hicksville, 516-938-1233
  • Loretta Stelter, St. Patrick's Church
    630 New York Ave, Huntington, 631-673 5378
  • Madeline Swarckof, St. Vincent De Paul
    1346 Broadway Hewlett, 516-569-0834
  • Sister Kathleen McCarthy, St. Ignattius Loyola
    20 E. Cherry St. Hicksville, 516-935 -8841
  • Rev. Leslie Duroseau, United Methodist Church
    160 Main St. Southampton, 631-283-0951
  • St. Peter's Parish Social Ministry
    1327 Port Washington Blvd. Port Washington, 516-883-0365
  • Fran Leek, St. High of Lincoln
    21 E. 9th St. huntington Station, 631-271-8986
  • Marie Flabuly, St. Joseph's Church
    120 5th St Garden City, 516-747-7120
  • Sr. Mary Seton. CSW, Our Lady of Mercy
    500 South Oyster Bay Rd, Hicksville, 516-931-1306
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Free Cancer Screening for Uninsured

The Cancer Services Program of Western Suffolk is is offering free screenings for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer for those who are uninsured. For more info, call 631-376-3434.

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Help for Cancer Patients

Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip has established a Cancer Patient Navigation Program to help

  • Get the right services
  • Identify and overcome barriers to getting the care you need
  • Examine your options to help you make good decisions
  • Answer questions throughout diagnosis, treatment, and recovery
  • Provide access to community resources
  • Provide resources for emotional suppot
Call Good Sam at 631-376-3424 for more info on this program.

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Free Diabetes Program in East Meadow

Nassau University Medical Center is offering a 5-week Diabetes Self-Management Education program for people with diabetes, prediabetes or a family history of diabetes. It meets Tuesday mornings and Wednesday evenings at 2201 Hempstead Turnpike in East Meadow. It is free of charge but registration is required. To register or get further info, please call 516-572-6573.

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Discount Prescription Card

The LICC is now distributing free prescription discount cards at our locations at 407 Osborne Avenue at Lincoln in Riverhead (631-727-2210), at 450 North Main Street in Freeport (516-868-4989), and at our Hempstead office in Christ's First Presbyterian Church (516-565-0290) and at all LICC meetings. I'm attaching info in English and Spanish about this program and should be able to send you a prettier version of these flyers sometime soon.

The cards can save up to 75% on drugs and can be used along with the Nassau & Suffolk discount cards that we have distributed for several years. You can ask at the pharmacy, What is the price if I use the RxCut card? How much if I use this County discount card?

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Free Clinic for Spinal Problems

The New York Spine Institute has a Free Clinic for the Uninsured.

Free service is available for the uninsured (those without Medicare, Medicaid, or other health coverage) at the New York Spine Institute, 71 Merrick Avenue in Westbury, the second Saturday of each month from 9AM to noon. For further info, visit www.nyspine.com or call 516-280-7938. And thanks to Bridget DePasquale of Catholic Charities for sharing this resource!

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"Living Healthy" for Seniors

EAC is offering "Living Healthy," a free, self-management workshop series for seniors who are living with any chronic condition, such as diabetes or arthritis. Studies have shown that people who completed this program demonstrate significant improvements in exercise, cognitive symptom management, communication with physicians, self-reported general health, health distress, fatigue, disability and social/activities limitations. They also spent fewer days in the hospital and had fewer outpatient visits and hospitalizations. Would you like to offer this program in your congregation? If you have a meeting space for a six-week program held once a week, two and a half hours each session, and can sign up 10-18 people, EAC will provide workshop leaders, marketing materials to help advertise this program, and all workshop materials. Each senior will receive a free companion book, an audio relaxation CD, and a Certificate of Achievement.

In Nassau County, please contact Angie Malone at angela.malone@eacinc.org or 516-539-0150 ext. 109. In Suffolk, please contact Maureen McCarthy at betterchoices@rsvpsuffolk.org or 631-979-9490 ext. 18. You can also find out more at http://patienteducation.stanford.edu/programs/cdsmp.html.

The LICC would be glad to help publicize your workshop series.

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HIV, Hepatitis & Substance Abuse Help for Those Over 50

LIAAC has been awarded a five-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to the emerging and lesser known HIV and substance abuse epidemic among adults aged 50 and over. The "Seasoned Adults Project" will be used to address the need for outreach, prevention services, and testing in Long Island communities disproportionately affected by HIV, Hepatitis C, Sexually Transmitted Diseases and substance abuse, specifically targeting our region?s at-risk, ethnic/racial minority populations age 50 and older. This grant will be used to deliver mobile HIV, Hepatitis C, and substance abuse prevention, education, and testing services directly to this very vulnerable population at locations such as retirement communities, senior centers, assisted living facilities, community libraries, low income senior housing and other community service providers who offer medical and social support.

If you would like to learn more about this new initiative or would be interested in participating in the programs offered through this new and innovative project, please feel call Patrice Levy at 1-877-865-4222.

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Help for Those Living with HIV/AIDS

My previous description of Thursday's Child was a bit unclear. They help Long Islanders who are Living with HIV/AIDS not by directly providing health care per se, but rather by providing supportive services that are designed to keep people IN their HIV/AIDS health/medical care. They are based at 80 Terry St., Patchogue, NY 11772. Call 631-447-5044 for more info.

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Day Program for Seniors with Dementia

Peninsula Counseling Center offers "The Club," a day program in Hewlett to provide respite for caregivers and support for both individuals and families affected by dementia. The program is open to Nassau residents over 60. Participants attend twice a week, 9:30 to 2:30: women on Mondays and Wednesdays; men on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Family members must provide transportation to The Club. For more info, call The Club at 516-374-9253 between 8:30 and 3:30.

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Help with Family Planning

Breast feeding helps babies in many ways, and the IRS even allows mothers to deduct the cost of breast-feeding supplies, recognizing its nutritional benefits. Why are so many mothers seeking infant formula from the LICC rather than breast-feeding? Several factors seem to be:

  1. Some have not figured out how they can breast-feed while working outside the home, and
  2. Mothers who smoke have gotten the message that they may pass nicotine to nursing infants but have not necessarily found help to quit smoking.
  3. Many families having children spaced too closely together.
In some faiths, of course, artificial contraception is forbidden - even if widely practiced - but in other traditions family planning is almost a religious obligation. Here are some resources for family planning:

  • Planned Parenthood
    Sliding scale, no one turned away for inability to pay
    • 6 clinics in Suffolk 631-361-7526
    • 3 clinics in Nassau 516-750-2500

    Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic provides:

    • Birth control, including emergency contraception
    • Pregnancy testing and options counseling
    • Men's services, including testicular cancer screenings
    • General gynecology (including breast and cervical cancer screenings)
    • STI testing and treatment
    • Rapid HIV testing
    • HPV vaccine (for boys and girls, men and women)
    • Medical and surgical abortion care
    • Mid-life services, including menopause counseling and temporary hormone therapy

    Smithtown Comprehensive Center, 70 Maple Avenue, (631) 361-7526 - Mon: 8am-4pm, Tues/Thurs: 9am-8pm, Wed: 8am-8pm, Fri: 9am-2pm, Sat: 7am-2pm

    Huntington Medical Center, 755 New York Avenue, (631) 427-7154 - Mon: 12pm-8pm, Tues and Fri: 9am-5pm, Wed: 8am-12pm, Thurs: 1pm-9pm, Sat: closed

    West Islip Medical Center, 180 Sunrise Highway, (631) 893-0150 - Mon: 9am-9pm, Tues: 8am-4pm; Wed: 9am-9pm; Thurs: 10am-6pm, Fri: 9am-5pm, Sat: 8am-4pm

    Patchogue Medical Center, 450 Waverly Avenue, (631) 475-5705 - Mon: 10am-8pm, Tues: 9am-5pm, Wed: 9am-6pm, Thurs: 1pm-9pm, Fri: 8am-4pm, Sat: 8am-12pm

    Riverhead Medical Center, 550 East Main Street, Suite 100, (631) 369-0230 - Mon: 11am-7pm, Tues: 8am-4pm, Wed: 12pm-6pm, Thurs: Noon-8pm, Fri: noon-5pm, Sat: 9am-1pm

    Amagansett Medical Center, 618 Montauk Highway, (631) 267-6818 - Mon: 9am-Noon, 1-5pm; Thurs, 1pm-4pm, 5pm-8pm

  • Suffolk County Department of Health
    • Prenatal Care Assistance Program, Pregnancy Care (631) 853-3033
    • Family Planning Services (631) 853-3020
    • Services for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), Nutrition Counseling and Food Vouchers (631) 853-3014
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