For Case Management Referral: (718) 670-1300
For Infectious Disease Team Consult: (718) 670-1525
The New York Hospital Queens Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT Unit) is a convenient support service for patients, hospital medical staff and community-based physicians.
Ambulatory patients and outpatients requiring once-daily intravenous antibiotics. NYHQ case managers, knowledgeable about a patient’s care plan, insurance coverage and discharge situation, make referrals to the new unit. In addition, physicians may refer patients through consultation with a member of the Infectious Disease team.
The OPAT Unit is intended to reduce length of stay, hospital acquired infections, and improve the quality of life for patients and families in situations when a patient is ready to return home but continues to need once-daily intravenous antibiotics.
Room 337 North Building (next to Green Elevators); enter hospital through main lobby and reception area. Parking is free for outpatients (or a designated family member driving the patient to the appointment).
Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
NYHQ Case Managers will review prior to referral.
You can bring one of these referral forms when you discuss this with your doctor. Just click on the PDF icon or text to download the form.
Note: The unit is managed by the Department of Patient Care Services and supervised by the Infectious Diseases Section.