HIV/AIDS Program

The HIV Clinic of Monmouth Medical Center

The mission of Monmouth Medical Center HIV Clinic is to provide the highest quality, compassionate patient care, through an integrated multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses and allied health professionals. We want to empower our patients to make sound educated decisions about their medical care. There are many treatment options available and new research is giving us more information about managing this complex illness.

Our Specialty Clinic provides the following services:

  • Specialized medical care
  • Case management
  • Counseling
  • Support Groups
  • Substance Abuse Therapy
  • Medication management
  • Health Education
  • HIV Counseling and Testing by appointment
  • Bilingual staff
  • Advocacy
  • Absolute Confidentiality

Our Team

The medical director of our specialty clinic is Dr. Margaret Eng. She is a fellowship trained infectious disease physician in practice over twenty years. Dr. Eng treats the whole spectrum of infectious diseases but has a special interest in HIV care. She was practicing medicine in NYC during the early eighties when the initial cases were diagnosed reported. At that time little was known about the illness and it was shrouded in shame and secrecy. The only available drug was AZT and even that could not prevent the mortality. Dr. Eng has seen great advances in care in HIV care and keeps abreast of all new researches.

Our nurse case coordinator is nationally certified in AIDS care and has many years experience in this field. She is available five days a week for patient visits, treatment, adherence and counseling, symptom management, and moral support.

Our social worker/case manager is a highly trained family therapist with special expertise in substance abuse. She can offer individual and family counseling, referrals for housing and financial assistance. Many resources and benefits are available to people living with HIV and she has extensive experience in accessing these programs.

Additionally we have a registered dietician who does individual assessments of nutritional needs and counsels regarding weight management, diabetes, and high cholesterol.

Our clinic secretary is courteous and accessible. She arranges the follow up appointments, schedules special tests and is the first person you come in contact with. We believe in returning calls promptly and responding to patient concerns. We maintain absolute confidentiality and will respect your wishes in regards to receiving telephone calls or mail.

Where ever a person chooses to go for medical care they need to feel confident in the staff and valued as an individual. Dr. Eng and her staff strive to make their patients experience as comfortable and stress free as possible.

Location

We are located in downtown Long Branch at 270 Broadway. Clinic hours are every Monday and Wednesday from 9am-12pm and Fridays 11am-3pm. In addition, we have one Monday evening per month from 5pm-7pm.

We accept all types of insurance including Medicaid and Medicare. The state of NJ Dept of Health funds us to provide care for those without insurance.

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