Cerebrovascular and Stroke Center Patient and Community Resources

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  • Aneurysms
  • Arteriovenous Malformations
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Occlusive Disease
  • Stroke


  • Angiogram
  • Carotid Doppler
  • CT Angiography
  • CT Perfusion
  • CT Scan
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography
  • MRI (Head)
  • MRI (Perfusion/Diffusion Weighted)


  • Aneurysm Treatments
  • Arteriovenous Malformations Treatments
  • Carotid Angioplasty/Stenting
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Interventional Stroke Treatments
  • Thrombolysis


Disability Benefits

Driving Schools
You must receive clearance by your physician to return to driving after you are discharged from the Stroke Specialty Program. There are resources to help assess your readiness to return to driving and regain the skills needed for driving following a Stroke.

Adaptive Driver Training Program

Eastern Suffolk BOCES

Islip Technical Center

375 Locust Avenue

Oakdale, New York 11769

(631) 244-5885


Fitzgerald’s Driving School

Driver Rehabilitation Program

1350 Deer Park Avenue

North Babylon, New York 11703

(631) 667-9642


Contact Person: Richard Sanzano

Mobility Services Inc.

19-57 Steinway Street

Astoria, New York 11105

(718) 267-2921


Contact person: Joseph Balaban

Elder Law and Advanced Directives
Elder Law is one area of Legal Expertise in Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, Department of Social Services, Long term care, Estate planning, Insurance, Guardianship. Contact Suffolk County Bar Association phone # 631-234-5577 for further information. 

Employment / Training Assistance

Adult Career and Continuing Education Services – Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) – Provides employment and training assistance. Located at NYS Office Building, 250 Veterans Memorial Highway  Room 3A-12, Hauppauge, New York 11788, Phone: (631) 952-6357, 524 East Main Street, suite 206 Riverhead, New York 11901 (631)-952-6357 or 1-800-222-JOBS (5627)   

Family Caregiver Supportive Services

This program helps sustain family caregivers in their effort for an older relative who has chronic illness or disability. Contact the Office for the Aging in Hauppauge. Phone # (631) 853-8200 or Riverhead phone # (631) 852-1420 for further information.

Medical Insurance Assistance  

MEDICAID: Provides essential medial services for persons receiving public assistance and other low-income persons that meet eligibility criteria.

Apply Online: www.nystateofhealth.ny.gov or by Telephone at 1-855-355-5777, or in person at:

Smithtown DSS Center

200 Wireless Boulevard

Hauppauge, New York 11788

Telephone: (631) 853-8714

Medicaid Telephone Number: (631) 853-8408

Riverhead DSS Center

893 E. Main Street

Riverhead, New York 11901-2542

Telephone: (631) 852-3500

Medicaid Telephone Number: (631) 852-3570

STONY BROOK FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Financial Assistance is available to patients who have limited income, have no health insurance or are underinsured. You may apply for a discount regardless of immigration status. The amount you pay depends on your income. For application and further information, call Stony Brook Financial Assistance Office: (631) 444-4331.

Nutrition Programs

Meals on Wheels – There are thirty-one Senior Nutrition Programs throughout Suffolk County. Home delivered means are available to eligible homebound older residents age 60 or older. A client assessment is done to determine eligibility. For further information on the meal program and be provided with your local Meals on Wheels site, call: (631) 853-8227.

Nutrition education and nutrition counseling are available to all who are 60 and over by calling phone # (631) 853-8232.

Respite Services
Respite Care provides caregiver of the elderly with temporary relief. The suggested contribution is based on ability to pay. For additional information call Suffolk County Respite at (631) 321-8229 Ext. 1229


SCAT Transport: (Suffolk County Accessible Transportation) – Provides curb to curb services to individuals with disabilities. For applications and information call: (631) 853-8337 (voice) or (631) 853-5658 (TTY) weekdays, 9:00am – 4:30pm

LogistiCare: For individuals that have Medicaid and Managed/Medicaid with transportation benefit, please call 1-844-678-1107 to schedule transportation to your doctor’s appointments.

Support Groups

Stroke Support Group
Receive encouragement, feedback and inspiration. Gain knowledge. Learn about helpful programs and resources. Open to all stroke survivors, family members and caregivers. 

  • Last Tuesday of each month
    • 7 to 8:30 pm
    • Stony Brook Neurology Associates
    • 188 Belle Mead Road, Suite 5, East Setauket
  • Second Friday of each month
    • 10:30 am to 12 noon
    • Stony Brook University Hospital
    • Hospital Lobby Conference Room
    • 101 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook 

For more information contact Marret Anderson, RN: (631) 638-2638.

Brain Aneurysm/Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM) Support Group

This support group is co-sponsored by Stony Brook Medicine and the Brain Aneurysm Foundation.
Click here to view brochure. 

  • Third Monday of each month (no meetings in July and August)
    • 6 to 7:30 pm
    • Stony Brook University Hospital
    • Heart Institute Conference Room, Level 5
    • 101 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook

For more information, contact: Dawn Madigan, RN (631) 444-8121 or dawn.madigan@stonybrookmedicine.edu

St. Charles Rehabilitation Center: Speech Communication Support Group 

  • Every Wednesday of each month  
    • 1 to 2 pm
    • St. Charles Hospital
    • Saint Camillus (BR1)
    • 200 Belle Terre Road, Port Jefferson

For more information, contact: (631) 474-6831


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