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Medical & Support Services for Adults

Special Treatment and Research (STAR) Health Center

At University Hospital of Brooklyn, outpatient medical care and support services for HIV positive adults is provided in the Special Treatment and Research (STAR) Health Center.

Medical care by specialists in HIV, including full gynecological services, High Resolution Anoscopy (HRA) (coming in Fall 2013), hormone therapy, patient education, social work/case management, care coordination, nutritional counseling, medication adherence counseling, psychiatric consultation, mental health/substance use assessment and ongoing treatment are available.

SHC also has a specialized clinic for people with HIV who are co-infected with hepatitis C. Patients have 24-hour telephone access to health center staff for medical consultation and emergency evaluations for hospital admission. The clinic also provides confidential HIV counseling and testing for adults. The SHC is the ambulatory care site for the University Hospital of Brooklyn's Designated AIDS Center, as certified by the NYS Department of Health AIDS Institute.

Clinic Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Friday:  9:00am - 5:00pm; Wednesday: 9:00am - 8:00pm; Thursday: 1:30pm - 5:00pm

Clinical Staff and Appointments:
Phone: (718) 270-3745
Fax: (718) 270-2440

Administration:
Phone: (718) 270-2690
Fax: (718) 270-3386

Web Site: STAR Health Center (SHC)


Clinical Care at Kings County Hospital Center (KCHC)

The HIV Center for Women and Children provides the clinical staffing and leadership for HIV clinical care based at both SUNY's University Hospital of Brooklyn (UHB) and its municipal hospital affiliate, Kings County Hospital Center (KCHC). Under the direction of Dr. Ninad Desai, the Alliance for Family Education Care and Treatment (AFFECT) is the umbrella organization at KCHC that comprises the Family Care Center (FCC), the Choices of Healthy Alternatives for Teens (CHAT) Program, CAPC, and the rapid testing program funded by MHRA. KCHC is the largest provider of HIV care in Brooklyn, currently serving 1,000 HIV-positive adults. In addition to comprehensive medical care to both HIV infected mothers and their children, AFFECT's programs provide HIV testing, counseling, developmental assessments and case management services to men, women, children and youth living with and affected by HIV.

For further information please contact:

Ninad Desai, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics & Chief of Pediatrics
Kings County Hospital Center
Phone: (718) 245-4105
Fax: (718) 245-4107
email: ninad.desai@nychhc.org


Infant and Child Learning Center (ICLC)

The Infant and Child Learning Center (ICLC) provides a comprehensive service program to children with developmental delays from birth to five, and their families. The ICLC trained staff works in partnership with the parents in order to achieve the best possible outcome for their child's continuing development. The ICLC provides Early Intervention Preschool Special Education Services for children with a disability with a variety of medical conditions including: premature birth, neurological impairment, congenital anomalies, orthopedic impairment, and HIV infection. These services are provided at no direct cost to the parents.

» Parent support groups are available to family members who feel they will benefit from sharing common experiences with others.

» The ICLC staff provides quality care to maximize each child's potential, developing individualized goals to meet each child's learning needs.

The program is open to eligible children and their families who can benefit from skilled interdisciplinary services, including:

  • Special education
  • Evaluations
  • Counseling
  • Daycare
  • Medical consultation
  • Nursing services
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Psychological sservices
  • Service coordination
  • Transportation
  • Social work services

Funding for this program is provided by the New York State Department of Education and the New York State Department of Health.

For further information please contact:

Joan Hittelman, PhD
Executive Director
Phone: (718) 270-2598
Fax: (718) 270-3910
email: joan.hittelman@downstate.edu