Health & Well-Being
Here you can find information on HIV healthcare providers, mental health, health clinics, and other resources to help you stay physically and mentally on top of your game.
Medical facility for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community as well as people living with HIV/AIDS.
356 W. 18th St., New York, NY, 10011
Formerly known as The Center for Comprehensive Care, the Spencer Cox Center for Health is a Roosevelt Hospital-affiliated healthcare provider for HIV+ individuals. There are three locations, one main telephone number to access all three.
W. 17th St. Clinic – 230 W. 17th St., New York, NY, 10011
Samuels Clinic (at Roosevelt Hospital) – 1000 10th Ave., New York, NY 10019
Morningside Clinic – 390 W. 114th St., 3rd floor, New York, NY, 10025
Harlem United is a community-based organization offering socially and economically disadvantaged people access to a full range of medical, social, and supportive services.
123-125 W. 124th St., New York, NY 10027
PATH Center is Brooklyn Hospital-affiliated organization which provides comprehensive health care, counseling, and other services to HIV+ individuals. There are two locations.
The Brooklyn Hospital Center Dispensary Building – 121 DeKalb Avenue, 1st floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201
PATH Center – 2222 Church Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226
For appointments or information, call (718) 250-6559 or (718) 826-5600.
You can find additional resources to help you connect with a healthcare provider at the following sites:
The official state and national health insurance exchanges can help you connect with private insurance and, depending on your income, subsidies to help cover your premiums. If you are income-eligible, you can get signed up for Medicaid there.
GMHC (formerly Gay Men’s Health Crisis) is one of the preeminent HIV service organizations in the world, and it offers a wide range of services to the HIV+ community (see a list here).
446 W. 33rd St., New York, NY 10001
All of the comprehensive care centers either have on-site counseling or affiliations with mental healthcare resources. There are also counselors and psychologists who specialize in therapy for HIV+ gay men. The following have asked to be mentioned on our website:
James F. Battaglia, Ph.D. is a graduate of New York University, described by a supervising psychologist as a “a seasoned clinician who is warm and contactful with excellent therapeutic skills.” With offices in Greenwich Village and Ridgewood, NJ, Dr. Battaglia is an in-network provider for Oxford/United Healthcare and Aetna and he offers sliding scale fees to those who are uninsured and have HIV. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit his website, www.docjb.com.
Joseph Zagame, LCSW, specializes in HIV/AIDS and LGBT clients. Free consultation. Individual and couples therapy, Gay Men’s Therapy Group on Mons & Tues., insurance reimbursable, sliding scale available, daytime & evening availability, including Saturdays, office located in Chelsea. www.jzagame.com
Scott A. Kramer, LCSW-R, in addition to being a member of Impac+, offers individual, relationship, and group therapy, and is now hosting 3 groups just for our community of gay men living with HIV / AIDS! Hi-fIVe Support is a weekly support group, discussions are based on a monthly topic, and held on Sundays from 11:30am-12:45pm at a cost of $10. http://www.scottakramer.com/hi-five/ Hi-fIVe Pages is a monthly book club to discuss books about HIV / AIDS. Day and time to be determined. Books will be chosen a month in advance. Cost is $5. http://www.scottakramer.com/hi-five-pages/ Hi-fIVe Flicks is a monthly movie club. We’ll watch movies in my office and then have a lively conversation. Day and time to be determined. Cost is $5. http://www.scottakramer.com/hi-five-flicks/
Please follow the links to the specific pages of the groups you are interested in and sign up for the individual newsletters to get information letting you know what books you’ll be reading, what movies you’ll be watching, and what topics you’ll be discussing. You can sign up for one, two, or all three groups and you only come to the ones you want by letting Scott know by email. You must sign up for the newsletters in order to join the groups. You can always contact Scott at email@example.com to ask any questions.