Medical

Our medical team evaluates and assesses patients for: substance abuse and addiction; hypertension; diabetes; hepatitis; asthma; and HIV infection because we know that our patients must be treated beyond their addictions to truly obtain and sustain recovery.

Our seven medication-assisted treatment programs and multi-lingual primary care services are available to anyone with substance abuse or addiction. If our services do not cover a patient's specific needs, we will refer them to a more appropriate provider.

Our medical team evaluates and assesses patients for: opioid addiction; hypertension; diabetes; hepatitis; asthma; HIV counseling and testing; and pharmacotherapy because we know that our patients must be treated beyond their addictions to truly be free of pain to entirely recover.

Primary Care
At START we offer comprehensive medical care and are comitted to the health and well-being of our patients. We will treat you when you're sick and help you to manage ongoing medical issues such as high blood pressure or asthma. Each of our programs offers primary care services and we will refer you to a specialist if necessary.

HIV/AIDS Care
Comprehensive HIV/AIDS primary medical treatment and evaluations are offered to all HIV-positive patients by physicians, physician assistants and nurses who specialize in this area. We monitor progress and provide treatment regimens along with a full range of services including case management and health counseling, plus:

  • HIV testing and counseling
  • initial and annual comprehensive medical examinations
  • ongoing clinical HIV disease monitoring
  • HIV-specific therapies and prophylactic management
  • substance abuse assessment

Medical Case Management
Medical Case Management (MCM) services for HIV sero-positive patients are monitored and funded through the New York State Department of Health/AIDS Institute. MCM standards conform to the needs of our sero-positive patients and are designed to promote the best possible outcomes through tailored, comprehensive and individualized plans.

Nutritional Services and Educational Activities
At START we aim to foster good nutrition through education programs on living a healthy lifestyle. Members of the medical team conduct one-on-one patient education and counseling and group education sessions cover various health issues and nutrition.