Telephone Counseling and Specialized Programs

  • LupusLine, offered by Hospital for Special Surgery and made possible through funding by Rheuminations, Inc., reaches out to the communities it seeks to serve in cooperation with the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation. Telephone peer counseling staffed by trained volunteers who have lupus. Call 212.606.1952 or 866.375.1427.
  • Charla de Lupus (Lupus Chat) is a peer health education program staffed by trained volunteers living with lupus with a particular emphasis on Spanish-speaking communities. The program is available on-site at several New York City area hospitals, as well as by phone. In addition, the program offers Teen and Parent Lupus Chat Groups at hospital sites in NYC. The program is offered by Hospital for Special Surgery, and made possible through funding by Rheuminations, Inc. Contact the Hospital for Special Surgery at 212.606.1958 or 866.812.4494.
  • LANtern (Lupus Asian Network) Program, offered by Hospital for Special Surgery and made possible through funding by Rheuminations, Inc., reaches out to the communities it seeks to serve in cooperation with the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation, Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, Hospital for Joint Diseases, Chinese Community Partnership for Health at New York Downtown Hospital, and the Center for the Study of Asian American Health at NYU School of Medicine. This program offers support, education, and outreach to the Chinese community. Trained billingual (Cantonese and Mandarin-speaking) peer counselors, who also have lupus, are available by telephone. Contact the Hospital for Special Surgery at 212.774.2508 or 866.505.2253.
  • S.L.E. Workshop at Hospital for Special Surgery, meets the 4th Thursday of the month, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. To register, call the Coordinator at 212.774.7654. Lectures by health professionals followed by open discussion.