In 2018, we expanded our decade-long partnership with Montefiore Medical Center and became designated as one of New York State’s 12 Drug User Health Hubs (NYHRE’s Drug Use Health HUB Clinic in East Harlem), offering an array of in-house clinical services for people who use drugs. The HUB Clinic currently hosts 3 part-time clinicians (plus the support of a rotating team of part-time addiction fellows) who provide clinic coverage over 3 days each week. Services provided include HIV and Hep-C testing and care, wound care, Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), including buprenorphine, medical assessments, and counseling. All services provided through the HUB Clinic are low-barrier, low-threshold available without an appointment in a walk-in setting. The HUB Clinic accepts almost all forms of insurance and supports people to obtain Medicaid benefits if they are eligible.
With support from U.S. HRSA, we also conduct regular Vaccine Clinics to provide community members with the COVID-19 vaccine and flu shots both on-site at our locations in East Harlem and Washington Heights, and in partnership with other local organizations. We also conduct COVID-19 outreach and education through events, partnerships, and our social media platforms.
We offer acupuncture, acupressure, and reiki to reduce stress, reduce the urge to use, and create a healing environment for participants. We also facilitate nature walks and host “Wellness in the Park” during the warmer months of the year where we offer holistic health to the public, conduct Naloxone trainings, drug education, and offer safe supplies. We also bring our holistic health services into the community through our SEP waivered sites.
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