NYC HIV resources after Hurricane Sandy

(see also http://bit.ly/givesandy "Guidelines for Giving & Volunteering" by NYC Office of Emergency Management)


This resource list is shared on behalf of:

David Klotz
Community Planner - HIV Planning Council 
NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene 
Tel: 347-396-7412 
Fax: 347-396-7559 
Email: dklotz@health.nyc.gov 
www.nyhiv.org 


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: David Klotz <dklotz@health.nyc.gov>
Date: Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 10:41 AM
Subject: FW: Emergency Response: Information for PLWHA - Update #2
following information is disseminated for informational purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH).

 Dear NYC HIV Colleague:

 As NYC continues responding to and recovering from Sandy, the information below about food distribution and pharmacy refills may be useful for persons living with HIV/AIDS in NYC.  Please feel free to share with others.

 

FOOD AND WATER DISTRIBTUION

For a list of NYC food and water distribution locations, please visit: http://www.nyc.gov/html/misc/html/2012/foodandwater.html. Additional sites will be added to the list as information becomes available.  The current list (updated Nov 2 at 8:30 AM) is as follows:

 

Location

Borough

Friday Time

Coffey Park at Richards Street

Brooklyn

1 PM - 5 PM

West 25th Street and Surf Avenue

Brooklyn

1 PM - 5 PM

Mill Road and New Dorp Lane

Staten Island

1 PM - 5 PM

Hunter Avenue and Father Capadanno Boulevard

Staten Island

1 PM - 5 PM

Beach 51st Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard

Queens

1 PM - 5 PM

Red Fern Avenue and Beach 12th Street

Queens

1 PM - 5 PM

Beach 84th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard

Queens

1 PM - 5 PM

West 27th Street between 9th and 10th Avenues

Manhattan

1 PM - 5 PM

East 10th Street between Avenues C & D

Manhattan

1 PM - 5 PM

Catherine Street between Cherry and Monroe Streets

Manhattan

1 PM - 5 PM

Pitt Street and East Houston Street

Manhattan

1 PM - 5 PM

Central Plaza at Division Street

Manhattan

1 PM - 5 PM

Stanton and Pitt Streets (Water Only)

Manhattan

1 PM - 5 PM

 

PHARMACY REFILLS

Please find the EMERGENCY DISASTER GUIDELINES attached regarding controlled and non-controlled substance transactions.  This informational message from the New York State Department of Health and attached file was posted on the Health Commerce system.  The text from the attachment is as follows:

 

EMERGENCY ACCESS TO PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS

November 1, 2012

The magnitude of the disaster caused by hurricane Sandy is unprecedented.  The New York State Education Department and the Board of Pharmacy cannot anticipate every circumstance that may occur in which patients will need to find alternative prescribers and pharmacies for new prescriptions or confirmation of previous prescriptions for chronic conditions. However, we offer the following general suggestions with the understanding that each pharmacist must apply appropriate professional judgment to each unique situation.  Records of all emergency transactions MUST also be maintained.

 ·         If a patient has had a prescription filled from a pharmacy that shares a common database and another pharmacist can access the database to verify the authenticity of the prescription, a prescription for a non-controlled substance with indicated refills can be refilled. Under the same circumstances, prescriptions for controlled substances may also be provided.

 ·         If a patient brings a prescription to a pharmacy without a shared database and can present reasonable evidence (labeled prescription vial, label, receipt, etc. from a prescriber or a pharmacy in the affected area) that they were receiving a noncontrolled substance from an inaccessible pharmacy, they may be provided with a limited quantity, at the discretion of the pharmacist.

 ·         If a patient presents no evidence of a non-controlled substance and states they are in need of maintenance medication(s), using responsible professional judgment, the pharmacist may provide a limited quantity, again at the discretion of the pharmacist.

 ·         If a patient presents with no evidence of a controlled substance prescription and the prescriber is inaccessible, and the patient states they are in need of maintenance medication, the patient may be directed to an emergency medical care facility (hospital, urgent care, etc.).

 ·         Pharmacists may transfer needed stock between and among pharmacies without a wholesale license in this emergency situation.


------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

(PDF version available here: http://bit.ly/NYCHIV )

This resource list is shared on behalf of:

From: David Klotz <dklotz@health.nyc.gov>
Date: Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 10:17 AM
Subject: FW: Emergency Response: Information for PLWHA
To: David Klotz <dklotz@health.nyc.gov>

We hope that you are safe and sound and coping with the recovery from Sandy.  Please see the information below regarding emergency response for people living with HIV/AIDS.  Thank you.

David Klotz
Community Planner 
HIV Planning Council 
Division of Policy and External Affairs 
NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene 
42-09 28th Street, 21st floor, CN-1A 
Long Island City, NY 11101 
Tel: 347-396-7412 
Fax: 347-396-7559 
Email: dklotz@health.nyc.gov 
www.nyhiv.org 




The following information is disseminated for informational purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH).

Dear NYC HIV Colleague:

 

As NYC continues responding to and recovering from Sandy, the information below may be useful for persons living with HIV/AIDS in NYC.  Please feel free to share with others.

 

The following information provided by ADAP:

ADAP UPDATE: Beginning, Monday, 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.


The following information compiled by VOCAL-NY (formerly NYC AIDS Housing Network) www.VOCAL-NY.org:

TRAVEL: There is limited subway service as of 2pm on Wednesday, view the list at Gothamist, MTA's Twitter feed and MTA's website. You can check info about bus lines on the MTA website.
 
FOOD: If you lost food during the storm, e.g. spoiled food due to an electricity outage, you can apply for emergency food stamps. Go to the nearest HRA or HASA Center and fill out a 2921 Form.

METHADONE: Methadone maintenance treatment programs appear to be offering guest dosing and multiple days for take-homes. If you cannot get to your regular program, go to the nearest one and ask them to call your counselor to confirm your dose. To find a program near you, visit this OASAS website.

MEDICAID: Fee for service Medicaid is waiving prior authorization requirements for urgent health needs during the state of emergency. Contact the CSC Call Center at 800-343-9000 for more information. SCROLL TO BOTTOM OF EMAIL FOR MORE INFORMATION.

LOCAL SERVICES & 311: We encourage you to try 311.  As an alternative, you can reach out to your local elected officials office. Click on these links to find yourCity Council MemberState Assembly Member or State SenatorDo NOT call 911 unless it is a real emergency!

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.

COURT: Manhattan DAT court is open. Do not assume your hearing is cancelled unless you can confirm it. We do not know if the courts are issuing bench warrants for people who don't appear given the limited transportation options after the storm.

 

HASA: The 14th Street, 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 see below 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.

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

HASA CENTERS - 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

HASA CENTERS - 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

HASA CENTERS - QUEENS

QUEENSBORO CENTER 
33-‐28 NORTHERN BOULEVARD, 2nd FLOOR 
LONG ISLAND CITY, NY 11101
(718) 610‐3844 / (718) 610-3888

HASA CENTERS - 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

 

The following information provided by eMedNY – www.emedny.org:

 To ensure that this newsletter is delivered to your inbox, add
ALL_PROVIDERS_LIST@LISTSERV.EMEDNY.ORG to your address book.

All Provider Types


Because of Hurricane Sandy, Fee for Service Medicaid is implementing the following processes

 

In this Newsletter:


Because of Hurricane Sandy, Fee for Service Medicaid is implementing the following processes

 

Contact Details


1-800-343-9000
emednyalert@csc.com

Because of Hurricane Sandy, Fee for Service Medicaid is implementing the following processes

ALERT!

Because of Hurricane Sandy, Fee for Service Medicaid is implementing the following processes until the State of Emergency has ended. The State of Emergency will be determined by the Local District and the State.

1. During the State of Emergency, Fee for Service Medicaid will relax prior authorization requirements for the provision of urgent services. 

2. Providers will not be required to request authorization to treat enrolled beneficiaries for the provision of urgent services and will be reimbursed accordingly.

In the event that telecommunication failures prevent access to the Medicaid Eligibility Verification System, the Medicaid ID card will suffice as eligibility verification. If access to the eMedNY system prevents real time claim adjudication, pharmacies should dispense emergency supplies as necessary. 

Questions should be referred to the CSC Call Center at 800-343-9000.

 


To unsubscribe from the All Provider Types list, click the link below.



PLEASE NOTE: Clicking the link below will remove you from the All Provider Types list. If you forward this transmittal and someone else clicks the link, you will be unsubscribed from All Provider Types. If you unsubscribe yourself unintentionally and you wish to still receive newsletters, you will need to go to www.emedny.org and manually resubscribe to the list. 

https://www.emedny.org/listserv/unsubscribe.aspx?l=ALL_PROVIDERS_LIST&e=KAH15@HEALTH.STATE.NY.US

 

If you are having problems viewing content within this newsletter, please email emednyalert@csc.com for further assistance.

 

The Department has attempted to ensure that the information contained in these notifications is as accurate as possible. However, no e-mail transmittals or materials provided are intended to constitute legal or medical advice.