Need help paying for your MS healthcare and treatment?

A thank you to my friend Teresa Frye for sourcing this!  This is for NY only – but I hope to add more soon!

Thank you for contacting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. We appreciate your inquiry.

I am including the contact information for Indigent Care Clinics in Manhattan (which may or may not have neurologists on staff):

Doctors-Indigent Care/Clinics
Bellevue Hospital Center
462 1st Ave
New York, NY 10016-9196

Phone: 212-562-4141

CompanyURL: HTTP://NYC.GOV/HTML/HHC/BELLEVUE/HOME.HTML

Comments: Provides comprehensive medical, psychiatric and social services, including inpatient, outpatient and world-renowned emergency care regardless of ability to pay.

Doctors-Indigent Care/Clinics
Raymond Naftali Center
508 W 26th St 10th Fl
New York, NY 10001-5517
Email: INQUIRIES@NAFTALICENTER.COM
Phone: 646-230-9292
Fax: 646-230-9133
CompanyURL: http://www.naftalicenter.com
Comments: A comprehensive multi-disciplinary medical facility providing services in physical therapy, occupational therapy, psychotherapy, neurology, OB/GYN accessible and internal medicine. They see over 400 pts with MS annually. Office is wheelchair accessible. Staff has training in MS routinely. Staff speaks spanish, Polish and French.
Neurologist is Debra Shabas.

Eligibility Req. : Accepts medicare, medicaid and pvt insurance

Doctors-Indigent Care/Clinics
Harlem Hospital Center
506 Malcolm X Blvd
New York, NY 10037-1802

Phone: 212-939-1000
CompanyURL: HTTP://NYC.GOV/HTML/HHC/HTML/FACILITIES/HARLEM.SHT
Comments: Treats under/uninsured patients in Manhattan area.
Eligibility Req. : Treats under/uninsured patients in Manhattan area.

I am also including the following neurologists, MS Specialists in Manhattan. They would need to be contacted to see if they offer sliding scale fees or any services for uninsured.

Doctors-Neurologic Care
Kahn, Dr. Afshan
251 E 49th St
New York, NY 10017-1501

Phone: 212-319-1155
Fax: 718-823-0839
Comments: Board Certified
Sees approx. 150 pts w/MS yearly
Accessible
Provides Diagnosis and Second Opinion, Ongoing medical management, Symptom and Pain Management.
Staff bilingual in Spanish/English
Dr. Previously involved in MS Clinical trials/research.
Eligibility Req. : Accepts medicare

Accepts almost all except MetroPlus and Fidelis.
Doctors-Neurologic Care
Neophytides, Andreas Dr.
Clinical Professor Of Neurology
Nyu Medical Center
650 1st Ave
New York, NY 10016-3240

Phone: 212-213-9580
Fax: 718-779-9699
Comments: Board Certified
Sees Approx. 30 pts w/MS yearly
Accessible
Provides Diagnosis and Second Opinion, Ongoing Medical and Management, Symptom management and Urological Services.
Staff bilingual in Greek/English
Dr. Previously involved in MS clinical trials/research.

URL too long to fit in field: http://www.med.nyu.edu/biosketch/neopha01/publications
Eligibility Req. : Patient Financial Counselors and Financial Assistance
Patient Financial Counselors are available to discuss any outstanding financial responsibilities not covered by insurance. Financial Counselors can assist you in applying for Government sponsored programs or NYU Hospitals Center’s Financial Assistance program.
Location: Skirball Institute lobby, across from the cashier
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Telephone: 1-866-486-9847
Doctors-Neurologic Care
Brian Apatoff
Multiple Sclerosis Inst Ctr For Neurologic Disease
401 E 55th St
New York, NY 10022-6158

Phone: 212-593-6262
Fax: 212-746-5454
Comments: MS specialist neurologist. Worked at MS Care Center at NY Presbyterian at Cornell for many years.

Currently in private practice
Eligibility Req. : *Primary Care Physician: No
*Accepts Managed Care (HMOs/PPOs): Yes
Doctors-Neurologic Care
The International MS Management Practice
521 W 57th St Fl 4
New York, NY 10019-2929

Phone: 212-265-8070
Fax: 212-265-8194
Comments: Affiliated with St. Lukes Roosevelt Hospital.
Dr. Saud Sadiq-neurologist.
Dr. Andrew Sylvester-neurologist.
Beth DiBiase, Social worker.
Pam Bloom, Nurse Coordinator (plus 9 other Nurses).
Eligibility Req. : Accepts only Medicare
Doctors-Neurologic Care

NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases MS Comprehensive Care Center
Ms Comprehensive Care Center
301 E 17th St Ste 544
New York, NY 10003-3804
Email: MSCENTER@NYUMC.ORG
Phone: 212-598-6305
CompanyURL: http://hjd.med.nyu.edu/ms/

Comments: The Multiple Sclerosis Care Center offers specialized treatment, counseling, and education for patients living with MS. As one of the largest MS centers in the Northeast, we are constantly trying to develop programs that meet the needs of our patients and their families. Our programs begin with our onsite team, who offers medical treatment, symptom management, and mental health programming.

Ex: Patient Health and Wellness Day
Eligibility Req. : For more information about the HJD MS Inpatient Rehab Program, MS Admissions from home or physician offices, insurance coverage for MS hospitalizations, or other questions and concerns, contact Marc Samuels, Rehab Admission Manager at 212-598-6265.
Doctors-Neurologic Care
Judith Jaffe Multiple Sclerosis Center
Ny Presbyterian Hospital-weill Cornell
1305 York Ave Y 217
New York, NY 10021-5663

Phone: 646-962-9800
Fax: 646-962-0390
Comments: Chapter Supported MS Care Center providing diagnosis and medical mgmt of MS, symptom mgmt, referrals and psychosocial services and support.

Board Certified Neurologists
Dr. Timothy Vartanian-Director
Dr. Susan Gauthier
Dr. Nancy Nealon

Social Worker
Kristen Muzina, LMSW
Eligibility Req. : Operates Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

I am also including the following links to our website for more information about the following:

New York City chapter’s programs and services: http://www.nationalmssociety.org/chapters/NYN/index.aspx

Information about Low or No cost health care: http://www.nationalmssociety.org/living-with-multiple-sclerosis/insurance-and-money-matters/resources-for-the-uninsured-and-under-insured/finding-low-or-no-cost-care/index.aspx

Clinical Trials: http://www.nationalmssociety.org/research/clinical-trials/participate-in-clinical-trials/index.aspx

Thank you for contacting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. We appreciate your inquiry.

I am including the contact information for Indigent Care Clinics in Manhattan (which may or may not have neurologists on staff):

Doctors-Indigent Care/Clinics
Bellevue Hospital Center
462 1st Ave
New York, NY 10016-9196

Phone: 212-562-4141
CompanyURL: HTTP://NYC.GOV/HTML/HHC/BELLEVUE/HOME.HTML

Comments: Provides comprehensive medical, psychiatric and social services, including inpatient, outpatient and world-renowned emergency care regardless of ability to pay.

Doctors-Indigent Care/Clinics
Raymond Naftali Center
508 W 26th St 10th Fl
New York, NY 10001-5517
Email: INQUIRIES@NAFTALICENTER.COM
Phone: 646-230-9292
Fax: 646-230-9133
CompanyURL: http://www.naftalicenter.com

Comments: A comprehensive multi-disciplinary medical facility providing services in physical therapy, occupational therapy, psychotherapy, neurology, OB/GYN accessible and internal medicine. They see over 400 pts with MS annually. Office is wheelchair accessible. Staff has training in MS routinely. Staff speaks spanish, Polish and French.
Neurologist is Debra Shabas.
Eligibility Req. : Accepts medicare, medicaid and pvt insurance
Doctors-Indigent Care/Clinics
Harlem Hospital Center
506 Malcolm X Blvd
New York, NY 10037-1802

Phone: 212-939-1000
CompanyURL: HTTP://NYC.GOV/HTML/HHC/HTML/FACILITIES/HARLEM.SHT
Comments: Treats under/uninsured patients in Manhattan area.
Eligibility Req. : Treats under/uninsured patients in Manhattan area.

I am also including the following neurologists, MS Specialists in Manhattan. They would need to be contacted to see if they offer sliding scale fees or any services for uninsured.

Doctors-Neurologic Care
Kahn, Dr. Afshan
251 E 49th St
New York, NY 10017-1501

Phone: 212-319-1155
Fax: 718-823-0839
Comments: Board Certified
Sees approx. 150 pts w/MS yearly
Accessible
Provides Diagnosis and Second Opinion, Ongoing medical management, Symptom and Pain Management.
Staff bilingual in Spanish/English
Dr. Previously involved in MS Clinical trials/research.
Eligibility Req. : Accepts medicare

Accepts almost all except MetroPlus and Fidelis.
Doctors-Neurologic Care
Neophytides, Andreas Dr.
Clinical Professor Of Neurology
Nyu Medical Center
650 1st Ave
New York, NY 10016-3240

Phone: 212-213-9580
Fax: 718-779-9699
Comments: Board Certified
Sees Approx. 30 pts w/MS yearly
Accessible
Provides Diagnosis and Second Opinion, Ongoing Medical and Management, Symptom management and Urological Services.
Staff bilingual in Greek/English
Dr. Previously involved in MS clinical trials/research.

URL too long to fit in field: http://www.med.nyu.edu/biosketch/neopha01/publications
Eligibility Req. : Patient Financial Counselors and Financial Assistance
Patient Financial Counselors are available to discuss any outstanding financial responsibilities not covered by insurance. Financial Counselors can assist you in applying for Government sponsored programs or NYU Hospitals Center’s Financial Assistance program.
Location: Skirball Institute lobby, across from the cashier
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Telephone: 1-866-486-9847
Doctors-Neurologic Care
Brian Apatoff
Multiple Sclerosis Inst Ctr For Neurologic Disease
401 E 55th St
New York, NY 10022-6158

Phone: 212-593-6262
Fax: 212-746-5454
Comments: MS specialist neurologist. Worked at MS Care Center at NY Presbyterian at Cornell for many years.

Currently in private practice
Eligibility Req. : *Primary Care Physician: No
*Accepts Managed Care (HMOs/PPOs): Yes
Doctors-Neurologic Care
The International MS Management Practice
521 W 57th St Fl 4
New York, NY 10019-2929

Phone: 212-265-8070
Fax: 212-265-8194
Comments: Affiliated with St. Lukes Roosevelt Hospital.
Dr. Saud Sadiq-neurologist.
Dr. Andrew Sylvester-neurologist.
Beth DiBiase, Social worker.
Pam Bloom, Nurse Coordinator (plus 9 other Nurses).
Eligibility Req. : Accepts only Medicare
Doctors-Neurologic Care
NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases MS Comprehensive Care Center
Ms Comprehensive Care Center
301 E 17th St Ste 544
New York, NY 10003-3804
Email: MSCENTER@NYUMC.ORG
Phone: 212-598-6305
CompanyURL: http://hjd.med.nyu.edu/ms/
Comments: The Multiple Sclerosis Care Center offers specialized treatment, counseling, and education for patients living with MS. As one of the largest MS centers in the Northeast, we are constantly trying to develop programs that meet the needs of our patients and their families. Our programs begin with our onsite team, who offers medical treatment, symptom management, and mental health programming.

Ex: Patient Health and Wellness Day
Eligibility Req. : For more information about the HJD MS Inpatient Rehab Program, MS Admissions from home or physician offices, insurance coverage for MS hospitalizations, or other questions and concerns, contact Marc Samuels, Rehab Admission Manager at 212-598-6265.
Doctors-Neurologic Care
Judith Jaffe Multiple Sclerosis Center
Ny Presbyterian Hospital-weill Cornell
1305 York Ave Y 217
New York, NY 10021-5663

Phone: 646-962-9800
Fax: 646-962-0390
Comments: Chapter Supported MS Care Center providing diagnosis and medical mgmt of MS, symptom mgmt, referrals and psychosocial services and support.

Board Certified Neurologists
Dr. Timothy Vartanian-Director
Dr. Susan Gauthier
Dr. Nancy Nealon

Social Worker
Kristen Muzina, LMSW
Eligibility Req. : Operates Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

I am also including the following links to our website for more information about the following:

New York City chapter’s programs and services: http://www.nationalmssociety.org/chapters/NYN/index.aspx

Information about Low or No cost health care: http://www.nationalmssociety.org/living-with-multiple-sclerosis/insurance-and-money-matters/resources-for-the-uninsured-and-under-insured/finding-low-or-no-cost-care/index.aspx

Clinical Trials: http://www.nationalmssociety.org/research/clinical-trials/participate-in-clinical-trials/index.aspx

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