The Allergy/Immunology Program, established in 1975, treats a wide variety of diseases covering the whole spectrum of allergic disorders, including asthma.
We provide diagnostic procedures and novel treatment approaches for patients suffering from:
- A variety of allergic disorders including hay fever, asthma due to allergies, eczema, hives, drug allergies such as allergies to antibiotics, food allergies.
- Immunodeficiencies: Weaknesses in the body's ability to fight infections.
- Children and families who are infected by the AIDS virus or are at risk for infection.
- Clinical trials testing new and more effective medicines for all the above listed diseases.
We offer access to cutting edge diagnostics and treatments as well as clinical research and clinical trials. A variety of new approaches using medications that are still at a research stage are available for diseases and conditions for which no optimal treatment is yet known.
We will often engage the family as a unit, by offering social services, group and family interactive sessions, outreach programs and psychological support.
The Immunodeficiency Program is one of the largest in the country, and the Immunodeficiency Center was established in 1975 and was affiliated with the US Clinical Immunology Society in 2002.
The AIDS Program was the first in the nation dealing with infants, children and pregnant women and their families. It was the first program of this kind funded by the National Institutes of Health as of 1983. The program is linked to the Centers For AIDS Research (CFAR), one of few centers for excellence in AIDS Research and Treatment supported by the National Institutes of Health.
The MMC COBRA Case Management Program provides intensive case management to children and families infected or at risk for contracting HIV/AIDS. Services include helping to secure housing, obtaining proper entitlements, assisting patients in meeting educational goals, exploring issues related to mental health and family planning, accessing legal assistance, providing risk reduction education and other concerns related to the family. For more information contact Dr. Anita Septimus at 718-405-8530.
Contact information - Allergy/Immunology
Children's Hospital at Montefiore
3415 Bainbridge Avenue
Bronx NY 10467
Patient Appointments: 718-741-2450
Directions to CHAM
Family Immunology Clinic at the
Comprehensive Family Care Center (CFCC)
1525 Blondell Avenue
Bronx NY 10461
Patient Appointments: 718-405-8530
Wellness Medical Associates
1180 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx NY 10461
Patient Appointments: 718-863-8465