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.
Our doctors develop asthma action plans to help patients manage the disease and improve their symptoms.
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:
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 high quality health care to all New Yorkers, regardless of their ability to pay. But we’ll also help you find health insurance if you need it. Click here to learn more about MetroPlus, our affordable and comprehensive health insurance plan.
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.