NYC Health + Hospitals is committed to delivering quality asthma care integrated with social supports that keep people healthy and improve the overall health of their communities.
NYC Health + Hospitals offers comprehensive treatment for effective asthma management. Our teams will work with you to create an asthma care plan that's right for you. One of our priorities is to help kids and teenagers manage and prevent asthma attacks, so they can stay in school and out of the emergency room. We understand the negative impact that asthma has on young children and adolescents.
Asthma is a chronic disease that makes it difficult to breathe and is often pervasive in communities across New York City. It affects a person’s ability to exercise and be active. The condition is caused by spasms originating in the tubes of the lungs, usually from an allergic reaction or other forms of sensitivity. It affects both children and adults.
How We Care For You
Our doctors develop asthma action plans to help patients manage the disease and improve their symptoms.
Welcome to Your Patient-Centered Medical Home
Our team of medical experts are here for you—a team that includes primary care physicians, nurses, and social workers. It’s called a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH), a highly-regarded health care model practiced across the country that’s transforming primary health care by meeting everyone’s physical and mental health care needs, by stressing prevention, wellness, acute care, and chronic care.
PCMH is not an office or a building, but a real health care partnership with the patient and the health care team. It’s called a medical home because patients and providers get to know each other and work together. PCMH will make you and your family feel comfortable, at ease, and taken care of when dealing with asthma.
Your Patient-Centered Medical Home helps manage asthma with our dedicated team of experts, either for you or your family members:
We monitor asthma care needs.
We remind you about upcoming visits.
We deliver expert care and referrals.
Your Patient-Centered Medical Home is your own personal wellness team staffed by people who care about treating and managing your asthma.
NYC Health + Hospitals provides asthma care at all of our hospitals and neighborhood health centers. We have full wellness teams in every borough with extended hours that fit your busy schedule, dedicated to serving you and your family from the very first visit. Learn more about our extended hours.