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Hansen's Disease Ambulatory Care Clinics

Individuals living in the continental United States, Puerto Rico, or other U.S. territories may receive medical care for the diagnosis and treatment of Hansen's disease (leprosy)-related conditions at one of the federally-supported outpatient clinics throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.

Phone 1-800-642-2477, weekdays 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET for referral to one of 900 private physicians nationwide who have expertise in treating Hansen's disease (leprosy) (Hawaii: 1-808-733-9831).


  • Confirmation of diagnosis through skin biopsies
  • Medical care
  • Medications
  • Clinical consultation for patients with Hansen's disease related eye, hand, and foot problems
  • Professional and patient education materials and conferences

The Ambulatory Clinics manage patients with hand and foot problems that do not require reconstructive surgery


Atlanta HD Clinic 
Emory TravelWell Center
550 Peachtree St. NE,
7th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30308
PH: (404) 686-5885
Fax: (404) 686-4508
Physician: Dr. Jessica Fairley
Public Health Nurse: Charlotte Varney, RN

Boston HD Clinic 
Lahey Medical Center
41 Mall Road
Burlington, MA 01805
PH: (781) 744-5670
Fax: (781) 744-5687
Physicians: Dr. Julia Benedetti/Dr. Winnie Ooi
Public Health Nurse: Krista Langlois, RN, BSN
Telephone: (781) 744-5670

Chicago HD Clinic 
University of Illinois at Chicago
Outpatient Care Center (OCC)
1801 W. Taylor Street, Suite 3E
Chicago, IL 60612
PH: (312) 996-8667
Fax: (312) 966-1188
Physician: Dr. Carlotta Hill
Public Health Nurse: Yusuf Adegoke, RN
Telephone: (312) 996-0734

Los Angeles HD Clinic 
LAC+USC Medical Center
1100 North Start St. Clinic Tower A5B123
Los Angeles, CA 90033
PH: (323) 409-5240
Fax: (323) 441-8152
Primary Physician/Dermatology: Dr. Maria T. Ochoa
Public Health Nurse: Jeffrey Phommasith, RN
Telephone: (323) 409-5240

Miami HD Clinic 
Jackson Memorial Hospital
1611 N.W. 12th Avenue ACC East – 2nd Floor
Department of Dermatology
Miami, FL 33136-1096
PH: (305) 585-2511 / (305) 585-7348
Fax: (305) 355-2155 / (305) 585-6397
Primary Physician: Dr. Andrea Maderal
Public Health Nurse: Liliana Zucki, RN
Telephone: (305) 585-1111
Telephone: (305) 585-2511 Ext. 354026

New York HD Clinic 
Bellevue Hospital Center
Department of Dermatology
462 First Avenue, Room 17-N-7
New York, NY 10016
PH: (212) 562-6096 or (212) 562-5581
Fax: (212) 263-6423
Primary Physician: Dr. William Levis
Public Health Nurse: Susan Chen, RN
Telephone: (212) 562-5581

Phoenix HD Clinic 
Wesley Community Center Inc.
1300 South 10th Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85034-4516
PH: (602) 372-2039
Fax: (602) 372-3862
Primary Physician: Dr. Ronald Pust
Tucson Office: (520) 668-6441
Public Health Nurse: Lisa Carranza, RN

San Juan HD Clinic 
University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus
School of Medicine - Dept. of Dermatology
P. O. Box 365067
San Juan, PR 00936-5067
PH: (787) 765-7950
Fax: (787) 767-0467
Primary Physician: Dr. Aida L. Quintero Noriega,
Department Email
Public Health Nurse: Sonia Santos-Exposito, RN
Telephone: (787) 758-2525, Ext. 5503

Seattle HD Clinic 
Harborview Medical Center
2 West Clinic – 359930, 325 Ninth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
PH: (206)744-2212
Fax: (206) 744-5174
Physician: Dr. James Harnisch
Public Health Nurse: Chinh Tran, RN
Telephone: (206) 744-5113

Springdale HD Clinic 
Joseph H. Bates Outreach Clinic of Washington County
614 E. Emma Avenue, Suite 247
Springdale, AR 72764
PH: (479)-751-3630
Fax: (479)-751-4838
Physician: Linda McGhee, MD
Public Health Nurse: Pansy James, RN, Clinic Administrator
Telephone: 479-435-4614

Texas HD Clinics Headquarters
Department of State Health Services
Hansens Disease Program
P. O. Box 149347, Mail Code 1939
Austin, TX 78714-9347
PH: (800) 252-8239
Fax: (512) 365-7824
Nurse Consultant: Elizabeth Foy, RN, BSN
Telephone: (512) 533-3144

Denton County Public Health
Denton Office
535 S. Loop 288, Ste. 1003
Denton, TX 76205
PH: (940) 349-2900
Fax: (877) 865-2587
Primary Physician: Dr. Javed Akram
Public Health Nurse: Felicia Hopkins, RN
Telephone: (972) 434-4706

Bay Area Dermatology Associates
Webster Office (Primary Office)
#12 Professional Park
Webster, Texas 77598
PH (281) 332-8571
Fax: (281) 332-8307
Primary Physician: Dr. Terry Williams

UT Physician Dermatology – Texas Medical Center
Houston Office (Primary office)
Houston Med. Cnt. Professional Bldg.
6655 Travis, Ste. 700
Houston, Texas 77030
PH: (713) 500-8260
Fax: (713) 524-3432
Primary Physician: Dr. Steve Mays

Texas Center for Infectious Disease
2303 S. E. Military Drive
San Antonio, TX 78223
PH: (210) 531-4526
Fax: (210) 531-4508
Primary Physician: Dr. Adriana Vasquez
Public Health Nurse: Shannon Brown, RN
Telephone: (210) 531-4576

Additional HD clinics in the State of Texas

Date Last Reviewed:  October 2020

Hansen's Disease

National Hansen's Disease Museum

Diagnosis & Management

Patient Information

Lower Extremity Amputation Prevention


National Hansen's Disease Clinical Center

Ambulatory Care Clinics

Training for Health Professionals

History of the Hansen's Disease Program

Frequently Asked Questions

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Biopsy Information

HD Surveillance*

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Related Links

Hansen's Disease (Leprosy) (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention)

Leprosy (National Institutes of Health)

Leprosy Elimination/Leprosy Today Exit Disclaimer (World Health Organization)