Respiratory Institute Out of State Program

A quarter of all Americans has a chronic or life-threatening respiratory disease. If this is you—or a loved one--and you need a comprehensive treatment plan or a second opinion, Mount Sinai’s Respiratory Institute can help. Whether you live in the New York City area or elsewhere in the country, or the world, we can provide a thorough assessment and outline options for your individual medical situation. If you come for the Out-of-State Program, we can preschedule all your appointments so you get the most out of your visit.

We can help in several ways. We can provide: a specific diagnosis and detailed treatment plan to be implemented here, at Mount Sinai, or in your home community. Or, if you have a doctor and are looking for peace of mind, we can provide an expert second opinion on the diagnosis and the most advanced treatment options available.

Once we have all your information, our team will review the information. We will assign just the right physician to you, based on your history and diagnosis. This doctor will act as your point person. You may also consult with other specialists, depending on your medical condition.

When you get here, we spend time with you reviewing your complete medical history and current symptoms and treatment. We look closely at the results of your medical tests or imaging scans. (We will need you to send them to us.) We are happy to spend as much time as you want to get all the answers you need. If we find that we need more information, we may conduct additional testing. We may also have you meet with a specialist—or several—for an in-depth consultations. Our physicians seek diligently to find the right diagnosis and treatment or the best possible outcome.

The length of your appointment will vary based on your specific needs and situation. We schedule all consultations and testing in advance. Typically, these appointments last anywhere from three to seven days, depending on the complexity. 

We have many different specialists here:

  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Behavioral Health
  • Cardiology (heart)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Endocrinology - adults
  • Gastroenterology (stomach, intestines and related organs) - adults
  • Infectious Disease - adults
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Oncology (lung cancer)
  • Orthopedics (bones, joints, ligaments)
  • Otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat)
  • Pulmonology (lungs)
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Radiology
  • Rheumatology (whole body inflammatory diseases in the skin, joints, muscles and internal organs.
  • Speech Pathology

How to Make an Appointment

To make an appointment, call our main line 800-563-3498 and ask for the Out-of-State program. A Patient Ambassador will walk you through the appointment process. You will need to send your medical information to us as soon as possible. Once re receive all your medical records, we can start scheduling all the testing and consultation you will need. The information we need is:

  • Any medical information and records pertaining to your diagnosis
  • Blood work reports
  • Copies of radiology reports and CD rom images of all CT chest scans, PET scans, gallium scans, Chest X-Rays and MRI of the chest (we need both the actual reports and disc or film)
  • Echocardiograms and/or electrocardiograms (EKG)
  • Insurance card and referral, if applicable
  • Pathology slides (any biopsy slide) and biopsy reports
  • Pulmonary function tests  (PFTs) – these are your breathing tests
  • Treatment summaries or office notes from all physicians

Please mail or fax your documents to the location where you will receive services:

The Mount Sinai Hospital location
Mount Sinai - National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute
Attn: Your Providers Name
10 East 102nd Street, Fifth Floor
New York, NY 10029
Fax: 646-537-1435 

Mount Sinai-Union Square location
Mount Sinai - National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute
Attn: Your Providers Name
10 Union Square East, Suite 2A
New York, NY 10003
Fax: 212-844-8413

When you come to Mount Sinai - National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute, please bring:

  • List of your questions or concerns
  • List of all medications you take (prescription and over the counter)
  • Name, telephone number, address and fax number of your doctor
  • New Patient Questionnaire

Travel Arrangements

Making travel arrangements isn’t hard. New York City is well served by various forms of transportation. There are three airports nearby (JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark). We also have an Amtrak and bus service hub. A good selection of hotels are close to the Respiratory Institute offices. Some may offer discounted rates to Mount Sinai patients. There are also several parking garages nearby.

Why Mount Sinai

We are a combined effort of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and National Jewish Health. By joining resources, we bring together leading experts in respiratory illness and lung disease. Most of our patients come to us with sarcoidosis. But we also diagnose and treat a variety of conditions including:

  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Interstitial lung disease

Our doctors work together to diagnose and treat you. Our teams include pulmonologists and related specialists. Some of the experts we work with most often include:

  • Allergists
  • Cardiologists
  • ENT experts
  • Gastroenterologists
  • Rheumatologists
  • Thoracic surgeons

We also draw on Mount Sinai’s programs in personalized medicine, genomics, and data-driven clinical protocols. 

In addition, both Mount Sinai and National Jewish Health conduct research in respiratory illnesses. We explore new approaches to diagnosis and treatment. Our focus includes conditions such as COPD, lung injury, and sarcoidosis. As a result, our patients may be able to participate in clinical trials, which offer the very latest therapies.