THE INFECTIOUS DISEASE PRACTICE AT
THE FLOATING HOSPITAL

EN ESPAÑOL

PROTECTION AND TREATMENT DESIGNED FOR YOUR HEALTH PROFILE AND LIFESTYLE, COORDINATED WITH PRIMARY CARE.

Your infectious disease specialty treatment is coordinated with comprehensive primary medical, dental and behavioral healthcare. With our on-site pharmacy*, you can take your medications with you following your appointment. If you need them, patient navigators will help you through the healthcare system and connect you with a collaborative network of beneficial program and partners. Best of all, we serve everyone, regardless of insurance and immigration status, or ability to pay.

We’ve got you covered, to serve you now, and for as long as you need us.

Your Floating Hospital care team is with you for the long term, not just for testing and diagnosis.

* Pharmacy is located in our main healthcare center at 20-01 41st Avenue, Long Island City 11101.

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WHAT IS INFECTIOUS DISEASE?

Infectious diseases are caused by, viruses, bacteria, fungi or parasites. We all have organisms living in or on our bodies—some are helpful and others do no harm. Our immune system is designed to prevent harmful organisms from making us sick, but sometimes it gets overwhelmed and we get an infectious disease.

Infectious diseases can be spread directly from one person to another; by an animal or insect bite; by eating contaminated food; or touching a contaminated surface. Some people, like babies, elders and those with weaker immune systems are at higher risk. Safe practices can help protect you from infections and many infectious illnesses can be prevented by vaccines. Prompt medical attention can prevent infections from getting worse.

CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS

The Floating Hospital is expert in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of infections diseases and progressive infections. Some that we treat include:

General infectious disease

  • Cellulitis
  • Cat Scratch Fever
  • Gastrointestinal infections
  • Hepatitis B and C
  • Mononucleosis (Mono)
  • Osteomyelitis and joint infections
  • Peritonitis
  • Pharyngitis/Tonsillopharyngitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Rabies
  • Salmonellosis
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Staphylococcal infections
  • Syphilis
  • Tetanus
  • Tuberculosis
  • Typhoid Fever
  • Urinary tract infections (URIs)
  • Wound infections

Covid-19

  • Testing
  • Vaccines
  • Treatment

HIV/AIDS

  • Testing
  • Pre- and Post-test counseling
  • Tuberculosis screening and treatment
  • HIV prevention and risk reduction education
  • PEP and PrEP
  • Medical management
  • Psychological assessment and counseling
  • Medical, mental health, social services and case management

Pediatric infectious disease

  • Skin infections
  • Prolonged or recurrent fever
  • Measles
  • Tuberculosis
  • Chicken Pox
  • Infections in children with impaired immunity
  • Material exposure to HIV

Insect-borne illnesses

  • Colorado tick fever
  • Ehrlichiosis
  • Lyme disease
  • Malaria
  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever
  • Tularemia
  • West Nile virus
  • Zika virus

WHO SHOULD GET TESTED FOR HIV? EVERYONE.
WHO SHOULD LEARN MORE ABOUT HIV? EVERYONE.

The only way you can know your status for sure is to get tested. According to the CDC, everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 should get tested for HIV. Knowing your status puts you in control of your life—and protects your partners. If you learn that you are positive, there are medications that can help you live a long and healthy life—and reduce your risk of transmitting HIV to others.

Testing is by appointment only. Call: 718-784-2240

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Uninsured? You might be eligible for low cost medication under the The Floating Hospital’s 340B program.
Ask when you make your appointment.

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