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Information For People Living With HIV/AIDS And Methadone Patients Coping With Hurricane Sandy

latinegrasexologist:

from VOCAL-NY

If you are a person living with HIV/AIDS or methadone patient having problems as a result of Hurricane Sandy and need additional information or assistance, contact Jaron at (718) 864-4943 or via email

TRANSPORTATION: Visit the MTA’s website for updated information on subway, bus and rail lines: http://www.mta.info/. Governor Cuomo has suspended MTA fares for Thursday and Thursday.

WNYC also has a map of subway lines that are running at http://project.wnyc.org/mtatiles/embed.html.

FOOD: If you lost food during the storm, e.g. spoiled food due to an electricity outage, you can apply for emergency food stamps aka the Disaster-Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP). Go to the nearest HRA or HASA Center and fill out a 2921 Form or call 718-557-1339.

HASA: The Waverly Center on 14th St in Manhattan, Coney Island and Staten Island HASA Centers appear to be closed. Please call to confirm. You can go to the closest HASA Center if yours is currently closed. Please scroll down to the bottom of these email for a list of HASA Centers and phone numbers. The HASA Service Line is 212-971-0626, although no one was answering the phone today.

ADAP: As of October 29, ADAP refill criteria has been relaxed to enable consumers to get medications that were lost, damaged or otherwise unavailable. Providers and consumers may call ADAP at 800-542-2437 for more information. ADAP is fully staffed in Albany, and staff will do everything they can to make sure consumers get the medications they need.

METHADONE: The NYS Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) reports that they are checking in with methadone maintenance treatment programs (MMTPs) (also known as opioid treatment programs) on a daily basis. VOCAL-NY is working with them to resolve problems at MMTP as they are brought to our attention.

Courtesy dosing should be available at MMTPs for patients with state ID who are enrolled at one of the MMTPs that have been closed OR who cannot travel to their regular program. OASAS is strongly encouraging patients to return to their regular program.

To find a MMTP near you, visit SAMHSA’s online search engine or call the OASA Patient Advocacy phone number listed below.

Take-home doses will be available at many MMTPs to help patients avoid daily travel that may be difficult.

Four MMTPs in NYC and Long Island have been closed with no clear timeline for being reopened. We are particularly concerned about the closure of a MMTP on Long Island where there is relatively less access to treatment. The following clinics are currently closed:

Bellevue Hospital MMTP at 462 1st Avenue and 27th Street in Manhattan.

Vincent Dole MMTP (Beth Israel) at 25 12th Street in Brooklyn.

Beth Israel MMTP at 26 Avenue A in Manhattan

Long Beach Medical Center MMMTP at 450 East Bay Drive in Long Beach, Nassau County.

We have also heard of methadone shortages at hospital emergency rooms in areas affected by the storm. We encourage you to locate a MMTP instead.

METHADONE PATIENT ADVOCACY HOTLINE: If you have a problem with your methadone, call the OASAS Patient Advocacy number: 800-553-5790. If you still cannot have it resolved, contact Fred Wright from VOCAL-NY at (646) 321-5282 or via email.

SUBSTANCE USE HOTLINES: There are two toll-free numbers available for people with substance use and mental health issues sponsored by New York State and City health officials:

New York City: LIFENET at 1-800-LIFENET – for mental health and substance use services, available 24/7 for NYC residents.

New York State: Hope Line at 1-877-8HOPENY (846-7369) — for drugs, alcohol and gambling problems, available 24/7 statewide.

LOCAL SERVICES & 311: Do NOT call 911 unless it is a real emergency! Use 311 instead to report problems and get information on City services. As an alternative, you can reach out to your local elected officials office. Click on these links to find your City Council MemberState Assembly Member or State Senator.

EMERGENCY SERVICES: Here’s a website for emergency info about Hurricane Sandy and a special hotline for New York residents: 1-888-769-7243 / 1-518-485-1159. For power outages and gas issues, call 1-800-75-CONED. Here’s the Red Cross website.

SHELTERS: Click here for a list for emergency shelters for people displaced by Sandy. You can also reach out to local elected officials mentioned above.

LIST OF HASA CENTERS

MANHATTAN 

AMSTERDAM CENTER 

400 8th AVENUE, 3rd FLOOR

NEW YORK, NY

(212) 620‐5128 / (212) 971-2054

HAMILTON CENTER

530 WEST 135th STREET, 3rd FLOOR

NEW YORK, NY 10031

(212) 690‐9764 / (212) 690-9239

WAVERLY CENTER [Appears to be CLOSED temporarily - call to confirm]

12 WEST 14TH STREET, 1ST FLOOR

NEW YORK, NY 10011

(212) 352-0444 / (212) 620-9420

BROOKLYN

GREENWOOD CENTER (around the corner from the VOCAL office at St. Marks and Fourth Avenue!)

88 THIRD AVENUE, 2nd FLOOR

BROOKLYN, NY 11217

(718) 694-8994 / (718) 694‐8774

BROWNSVILLE CENTER

94 FLATBUSH AVENUE, 3RD FLOOR

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 11217

(718) 637‐8830 / (718) 637‐8928

CONEY ISLAND CENTER [Appears to be CLOSED temporarily - call to confirm]

3050 WEST 21STSTREET, 1ST FLOOR

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 11224

(718) 333‐3340/41 / (718) 333‐3343

BRONX

CROTONA CENTER

1790 GRAND CONCOURSE, 3RD FLOOR

BRONX, NEW YORK 10457

(718) 716-‐3352 / (718) 716-‐5168

GRAND CONCOURSE CENTER

1790 GRAND CONCOURSE, 4th FLOOR

BRONX, NEW YORK 10457

(718) 716-2687/80 / (718)716-3471

JEROME CENTER

1365 JEROME AVE, 1ST FLOOR

BRONX, NY 10452

(718) 590-6553/6554 / (718) 590-7425

KINGSBRIDGE CENTER 

260 EAST 161st STREET, 7th FLOOR

BRONX, NY 10451

(718) 664-1040 / (718) 664-2057

QUEENS

QUEENSBORO CENTER 

33-‐28 NORTHERN BOULEVARD, 2nd FLOOR

LONG ISLAND CITY, NY 11101

(718) 610‐3844 / (718) 610-3888

STATEN ISLAND

STATEN ISLAND CENTER [Appears to be CLOSED temporarily - call to confirm]

207 BAY STREET, 1ST FLOOR

STATEN ISLAND, NY 10301

(718) 390‐8531/ (718) 390‐6757

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