HOPE Center

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HOPE Center

Primary Care Medical Services Se habla Espanol

The HOPE Center’s medical and nursing staff provides compassionate and confidential medical care for adults with HIV infection.  Our physicians are Board Certified to treat Infectious Diseases.  Our Nurse Practitioners are credentialed as HIV Specialists.  Medical care is provided at Park Care Pavilion (2 Park Avenue, Yonkers). Because of our emphasis on easy access and patient comfort, the New York State Department of Health recognized us as a “Best Practice in Gynecological Care for HIV Infected Women” and as a “Best Practice in Comprehensive Health Care for HIV-Infected Substance Users”. Our primary care providers also diagnose and manage general medical issues such as high blood pressure, diabetes and asthma.  HOPE Center offer specialized treatment to individuals who are co-infected with Hepatitis C.  We offer many services to keep patients healthy such as vaccines, Pap tests and cholesterol screens.  If a referral to a specialist is warranted, we may refer you to one of our many on-site clinics such as Podiatry, Neurology, Cardiology, Gynecology or Ophthalmology. For more information contact: Ms. Evelyn Foley, RN, Head Nurse of the HOPE Center at 914-964-7723 or email at efoley@riversidehealth.org.

Dental Services Se habla Espanol

We offer specialized dental care to individuals living HIV. In addition to providing routine dental cleanings, extractions, x-rays and denture care, our Dentist, Dental Assistant and Dental Hygienist are trained to understand and treat the oral manifestations of HIV/AIDS. The dental clinic is conveniently located at Park Care Pavilion to make regular dental care easy and accessible. For more information contact: 914-964-7723

Psychiatric and Social Work Services

The HOPE Center has a psychiatrist available two days a week to diagnose and treat mental health conditions. Many people experience feelings of depression, anxiety, and problems sleeping when they are infected with HIV/AIDS. Our psychiatrist may offer medications to help with these and other problems. In addition, clients may benefit from individual and/or family counseling with one of our experienced social workers. . For more information, contact Audrel Clarke, LMSW, Clinical Supervisor, 914-964-7361, aclarke@riversidehealth.org

Case Management Se habla Espanol

Our social workers and case managers work with you to monitor your needs systematically and ensure continuity of care through the changing course of treatment for HIV. We coordinate your health care and psychosocial services to meet your individual needs, such as such as transportation, insurance coverage and housing. We provide short-term HIV related counseling, referrals, follow-up, crisis intervention and service plan development. . For more information, contact Audrel Clarke, LMSW Clinical Supervisor, 914-964-7361, aclarke@riversidehealth.org

We also offer intensive community based case management services through our Community Follow-up Program (Medicaid reimbursed – COBRA case management). This program is available to anyone living with HIV who presents intensive needs and who qualifies (must have Medicaid), regardless of where they receive primary medical care. For more information contact: Diane Anderson, LCSW-R, CASAC Assistant Director of the Hope Center at 914-964-7551 or email danderson@riversidehealth.org

Intensive Medical Case Management Se habla Espanol

Our innovative intensive medical case management model assures that our neediest clients are supported as much as possible. This grant-funded program helps individuals identify and overcome personal, social and cultural barriers to seeking and maintaining HIV treatment. This special program is funded by the Westchester County Department of Health through a Ryan White Part A grant. For more information, contact Audrel Clarke, LMSW, Clinical Supervisor, 914-964-7361, aclarke@riversidehealth.org

Peer Education Program Se habla Espanol

Our trained peer educators work in our medical offices to answer questions from the perspective of someone who knows firsthand what you’re going through. Peer educators provide support and understandable information on ongoing issues impacting people with HIV and AIDS. For more information or to inquire about our peer educator program opportunities (both volunteer and/or paid), contact Audrel Clarke, LMSW, Clinical Supervisor, 914/964-7361, aclarke@riversidehealth.org

HIV Counseling, Testing and Referral Se habla Espanol

HOPE Center’s offers confidential rapid HIV testing individuals who do not know their HIV status. HIV test results can be provided in as little as 20 minutes. For more information contact Ms. Mercedes Chavez, EIS Supervisor of the HOPE Center at 914/964-7842 or email mchavez@riversidehealth.org



Other name(s)

HOPE Center - Healthcare Opportunities Provided with Excellence


2 Park Avenue 4 West
Yonkers, NY 10703

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Hours of operation

Monday 8:00am – 4:00pm Tuesday 8:00am – 4:00pm & 8:00am – 7:00pm once a month Wednesday 8:00am – 4:00pm Thursday 8:00am – 4:00pm Friday 8:00am – 1:00pm