PATIENT CARE
Primary care, STI Screenings, Mental Health, clinical trials, pediatrics

NCJRI has 30 years conducting HIV/AIDS clinical trials, researching HIV treatments, and providing HIV care. Our philosophy revolves around integrating a series of medical and holistic services to educate,  treat, and ultimately eliminate risky behavior which can lead to health predicaments. We work diligently with our HIV (+) patients in finding the most life-style friendly treatments and services to ensure they adhere to their treatments.  By incorporating advanced HIV treatment with counseling and psychological therapy, along with social services, we have been able to maintain a high treatment adherence rate. We also work closely with the HIV (–) population by educating and bringing awareness to services, treatments, and practices that decrease chances of contracting the HIV virus, focusing on the PrEP protocol.

 

BEYOND HIV CARE AND TREATMENT.

Patient care is done in our multi-specialty, integrated services agency. The Dr. George Perez Medical Care Center, at NJCRI,  is defined by compassionate and superb care, led by a skillful and dedicated team of physicians, clinicians, and staff who seek to empower those facing health disparities to live healthy, productive and independent lives.

Medical treatment &  services provided:

  • Primary Medical Care

  • HIV Medical Care

  • Hepatitis C Medical Care

  • PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis prevention)

  • HIV and STI Screenings 

  • Clinical Trial

  • Dental Screening services

  • OB/GYN

  • Medical Case Management

 

  • Medical Nutrition Counseling

  • Medical transportation services

  • Mental Health/ Psychiatric services

  • Transgender Medical care/ Hormone therapy 

  • Treatment Adherence

  • Substance abuse

  • Direct Emergency Assistance (DEA) Programs

  • Support Groups

  • Primary Care Pediatrics Clinic

CONFIDENTIAL AND FREE SCREENING & COUNSELING

 

The Counseling, Testing, and Referral Health Screening Department conducts free pre/post test counseling as well as HIV, HepC, and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) testing to individuals considered to be at risk. These services are provided at our on-site location and mobile units at no cost and completely confidential. 

 

Many people are frightened by the idea of getting tested for HIV. Yet knowledge truly is power. It is better to know your status than to not know.

 

The benefits of knowing your status:

  • Early treatment can greatly improve your longe term health.

  • Knowing you are positive may help you change behaviors that would put yourself and other at risk. 

  • You will know whether or not you can infect others.

  • If you test negative, you will feel less anxious and worried.

 

For more information call (973) 412-8300.

 

The Counseling and Testing Mobile units are available to attend your local community events. Please call our toll free number one month in advance to request our attendance: 1(888) 688-9097.

 

Services are being funded through the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, New Jersey Department of Health, Healthcare Foundation of NJ, Division of HIV/STD and TB Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Geargia. 

On-site Pharmacy 

New onsite pharmacy coming soon. 

Prescriptions will continued to be filled please contact Clinical at (973) 483-3444 x 247

LGBTQ Primary care

NJCRI offers inclusive, comprehensive primary care for the LGBQT community with a special mission to provide gender affirmative as well as supportive care to the trans community. We aim to provide state of the art care in a safe, welcoming environment, featuring preventive, primary care, infectious disease care and gender affirmative hormonal treatment under one roof. We offer mental health, substance abuse treatment and case management services as well as medical care to all and strive to treat the whole person. If you need a medical home, NJCRI is that place.

For more information or to make an appointment please contact registered nurse, Erika Escabi at:

e.escabi@njcri.org or call (973) 483-3444 ext 203

 

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICESS

 

At NJCRI our clinical social workers practice a holistic approach to treatment which takes into account not only the individual client’s emotional and psychological makeup, but also medical, societal and environmental factors that can impact the well-being of each client.
Click here to download Behavioral Health brochure.

 

 

CLINICAL TRIALS

 

We offer people of Northern New Jersey access to clinical trials sponsored by pharmaceutical companies, as well as government studies.

Clinical Trials are research studies. They are designed to look for the best way to care for people with HIV and other illnesses. They may test new drugs or new uses for old drugs. Trials may look for the best way to treat or prevent the complications that come with HIV disease progression and the side effects these powerful drugs can cause.

A Clinical Trial is conducted by doctors and nurses who follow a set of instructions called a protocol. The protocol spells out the goal of the study, who may join the study, and how the study will be carried out.

 

For more information about the current clinical trials at NJCRI, call (973) 558-5039 or (973) 558-5042

PEDIATRICS

Over time we have witnessed a growing need for medical and behavioral services for the youngest and most vulnerable members of our community. As a result we have worked with the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey and are now proud to offer our community an Integrated Pediatric Medical Practice that combines top-notch Pediatric Primary-Care and Wellness (e.g. vaccines), Pre-and-Peri-natal care, Behavioral and Psychological Assessments, and Dental Care, into a unique

“one-stop shop” experience for children in our community

(ages 0 – 18), as well as expecting and new mothers. All program participants are eligible to participate in one of NJCRI’s many medical, behavioral, support-based, and/ or community support services (e.g. food bank).

Led by clinicians with over a Century of combined clinical expertise and an administration with over 25 years of community-based healthcare management experience, NJCRI’s offers the care your child deserves in a location and atmosphere that embraces all children’s and family’s unique needs and strengths. We accept most major insurance and the list is growing daily.

Please call (973) 483-3444 to make an appointment!

Faculty

Medical Director: James Oleske, MD, MPH, FAAP (Professor of Pediatrics, Rutgers NJ Medical School) Family Practitioner: Eileen Scarinci, FNP (Primary Care Practice In Chatham, NJ) Dentist: Allen Y Cheng, DDS (Private Practice in Millburn, NJ)

Case Manager: Christian Mendez-Baez, MS (Bilingual Counselor, ACT, Jersey Battered Women’s Services) Clinical Director: Corey DeStefano,  Administrator: Shawn Ekwall

 

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