Hepatitis C Patient Story

Andrew Styles blogs about his experience at Mount Sinai’s primary care hepatitis C clinic. 

Read first post from January 2014 about starting a new treatment

Read Andrew’s follow-up post after completing this new drug combination

 

Make a Gift

With the help of your donation we will be able to identify and cure more people living with hepatitis C infection. Donate online today through Mount Sinai’s Philanthropy website by selecting “Other” in the Designation dropdown list and type “DGIM Hepatitis C Clinical and Research Program” in the box that appears beneath this.

Division of General Internal Medicine
Hepatitis C Clinical and Research Program

The Division of General Internal Medicine Hepatitis C Clinical and Research Program is an innovative program based within the primary care clinic services. Our comprehensive team management model ensures that patients receive supportive services from diagnosis through care and treatment for their hepatitis C.

Our Services

The Hepatitis C Clinical and Research Program provides community education and conducts rapid hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibody testing and confirmatory HCV RNA testing in the community to identify individuals with chronic hepatitis C infection and link them to health care. This is also known as our Hepatitis C Education and Liver Screening (HEALS) program. We also provide evaluation and treatment of chronic hepatitis C infection in the primary care setting using a multidisciplinary team model – mental health, social work, and nutrition services are available to all patients. In addition, we, hold a monthly patient support group on the first Wednesday of every month 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Through the New York State Department of Health HepCAP program, we are able to provide medical care for patients who do not qualify for health insurance, including undocumented persons.

Education for Health Care Providers

The Hepatitis C Clinical and Research Program provides education about chronic hepatitis C infection to the staff (including residents, medical students, and pharmacy students) and patients of our community partners and trains and educates peers to work with staff to achieve program goals.

Our team conducts health services research on the spectrum of hepatitis C testing, linkage to care, and treatment. In addition, we develop innovative tools for health care providers and patients to use to improve treatment outcomes, including the Psychosocial Readiness Evaluation and Treatment for Hepatitis C and the HepCure Application. Mount Sinai participates in the New York City Hepatitis C Task Force.

Funding

Funding for the Hepatitis C Clinical and Research Program is provided by the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute, the Robin Hood Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the CDC Foundation, and the New York State Health Foundation.

Our Clinicians

Rachel Chasan, MD

Donald Gardenier, DNP

Keith M. Sigel, MD

Jeffrey J. Weiss, PhD

Contact Us

The clinic is located at
17 East 102nd Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10029

Most health insurances are accepted. All services are available in English and Spanish.

Clinic Appointments

To make a clinic appointment and/or to learn more about the HepCap Program, please contact:

Brauley de la Rosa at 212-824-7453 or brauley.delarosa@mountsinai.org (Spanish)
Angela Woody at 212-824-7454 or angela.woody@mountsinai.org

Hepatitis C Virus Testing

For information about hepatitis C virus testing and education, please contact Jocelyn Camacho, MPH, at 212-824-7729 or jocelyn.camacho@mountsinai.org

Program Information

Program Grants Manager:
Natalie Kil, MPH
212-824-7460
natalie.kil@mountsinai.org

Program Director: 
Jeffrey Weiss, PhD, MS
212-824-7575
jeffrey.weiss@mountsinai.org