About BOOM!Health On August 14, 2013, the Boards of Directors of CitiWide Harm Reduction and Bronx AIDS Services unanimously voted to create a newly merged and rebranded Bronx-based organization, BOOM!Health, that now delivers a full range of prevention, syringe access, health coordination, behavioral health, housing, legal, advocacy and wellness services to over 8,000 of the hardest to reach communities in the Bronx, New York. We are going Beyond Our Original Missions to transform lives through health and wellness.
BOOM!Health enables New Yorkers living with and at highest risk for illness, addiction, homelessness and poverty to realize their full potential by integrating services to create a seamless continuum of prevention and care. Our BOOM!Health service and advocacy model works to actively remove barriers to accessing primary medical care, as well as HIV and viral hepatitis prevention services, while supporting clients and program participants on their journey towards wellness and self sufficiency.
The BOOM!Health Harm Reduction Drop-in Center provides services for active drug users, people living with and at risk for HIV/AIDS, and their families. Services include such basic necessities such as meals, showers, clothing and laundry access in a safe space. The Drop-in center also provides daily support and education groups (including LGBT support groups), rapid HIV testing, hepatitis C screening, care coordination services, counseling, and complementary therapies such as acupuncture.
Open 7 days a week
-Safe Space and Social Support
-Counseling & Testing
-Co-located Health Center and Pharmacy
BOOM!Health Syringe Exchange Program (SEP) services are available to injection drug users in our drop in center and through mobile distribution units. The SEP team also provides community clean up and safe syringe disposal services.
Expanded Syringe Access Program (ESAP)
The BOOM!Health ESAP Distributes sterile syringes to injection drug users through community outreach and promotes ESAP to local health care facilities and pharmacies.
Peer-Delivered Syringe Exchange
Peer-Delivered Syringe Exchange program provides access to sterile syringes at no cost to injection drug users who do not have access to a nearby Syringe Exchange Program.
Single Residence Occupancy (SRO) Health Outreach
The BOOM!Health SRO Health Outreach team confronts homelessness and HIV/AIDS with critical home-delivered harm reduction services to homeless people living with HIV/AIDS who have been placed in SRO hotels for emergency shelter. Services include outreach, condoms and prevention materials, hygiene kits, education, counseling and medical triage.
BOOM!Health does life-saving work, and we mean that literally. Through our overdose prevention education and training, we have educated both staff and individuals accessing our program on how to reverse and overdose by being able to assess the symptoms of an overdose, and by administering Naloxone (Narcan) to reverse the effects of the drug.
The HELP/PSI Health and Wellness Center offers primary medical care and behavioral health services at the onsite HELP/PSI Health and Wellness Center (2nd floor of the Harm Reduction Center), a federally qualified health center Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) program. Dental services, AIDS adult day health care and residential health care services are available via referral at other HELP/PSI Bronx locations.
Evers Pharmacy provides full onsite pharmacy services (2nd floor of the Harm Reduction Center) for program participants and the community, including flu vaccinations, group education, medication counseling and free delivery.
BOOM!Health Harm Reduction Center
226 East 144th St
Bronx, NY 10451 718.292.7718