Services Created For Diverse Communities
At Mount Sinai, we embrace the rich variety of New York City’s cultural, ethnic and sexual diversity. The Institute for Advanced Medicine was created to meet the needs of those who find it difficult to get health care or those with specialized needs.
The Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery (CTMS)
The Center serves more than 1,500 transgender and gender non-conforming patients—each of whom we helped on their own individual journey. This program was the first in New York City to provide gender-affirming surgery. The Center provides the most advanced surgical procedures and hormonal care for patients, including:
- Primary care
- Gender-affirming plastic surgery
- Hormonal therapy
- Follow-up care
- Mental health services
The diversity and depth of our team allows us to customize our services to your needs. We can provide all your medical care, or work with your existing medical providers. Whatever your choice, you will find we deliver care in a sensitive and supportive environment.
Coming Home Program
Since 2006, the Coming Home Program has worked to improve the physical and mental health and emotional and social well-being of men and women during their transition from prison or jail to the community. Supportive counseling is offered individually and in groups, and case management is provided by formerly incarcerated staff who truly understand the challenges of coming home. In addition, the Coming Home Program team trains all medical providers, clinicians, and staff in the IAM to ensure that formerly incarcerated patients receive their health care in a safe and welcoming environment. For more information about the Coming Home Program, email ComingHome@mountsinai.org.
The Health Home Program
The Health Home Program provides care coordination services for Medicaid patients with a chronic illness such as HIV, who require assistance in complying with medical and mental health services as well as securing financial assistance.
Older People Living with HIV (OPLWH)
In July 2018, IAM’s Peter Krueger Clinic launched a support group and workshop series to reduce social isolation and foster inclusion and community among OPLWH patients. The participants call themselves the “OG Club” and have more than 30 active members who meet regularly.
Subcontracted through the Latino Commission on AIDS, our Oasis Program provides HIV testing and connection to care services to Latinx men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women who have sex with men (TWSM).
Young Adult Sexual Services (YASS!)
YASS! provides in-depth services to young MSM of color through the community, including HIV/STI testing, peer-training, prevention education including PEP and PrEP, and connections to social services.