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*The Open Enrollment period for 2017 health coverage ended. If you qualify for Public Health Insurance Programs or Special Enrollment Period, please go to HealthCare.Gov to enroll in coverage and give you peace of mind about you health.


Continue to Open for FREE Cancer Screening Appointments in 2017!

Collaborating with the New York State Department of Health Cancer Service Program Queens, JASSI has been accepting appointments for a clinical breast exam and a pap smear/pelvic exam for uninsured women who are 40 and older living in Queens. These exams are conducted at Jackson Heights Family Health Center in the afternoon on a Thursday, every two weeks. After the exam, a mammogram is conducted on a different day at New York Hospital Queens, as needed. If you are interested in receiving cancer screening, please contact JASSI at 212-442-1541×1.

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January 12 & 26
February 9 & 23
March 9 & 23
April 13 & 27
May 11 & 25
June 8 & 22
July 13 & 27
August 10 & 24
September 14 & 28
October 12 & 26
November 11
December 14 & 28

If you have health coverage, you will have to use your insurance. You can call direct main number of Jackson Heights Family Health Center at 718-424-2788 to make an appointment.

*You do not need to do pap test if you did it in the past 3 years and got negative (good result). If you have done papa with HPV test and got negative, you do not need to do it for five years. Yet, you can make appointment for breast exam that needs to be done every year.


JASSI Monthly Tea Party in October!

Our Monthly Tea Parry is usually held on the first TUESDAY of every month.

green teaTuesday, October 3, 2017 at 2:30PM – 4PM
100 Gold Street, Lower Level, New York, NY 10038
(Hamilton-Madison-House Senior Center Dining Hall Room #1)

This is a place for all of you to enjoy tea and conversation. No reservation needed. Just come and join! Please bring your ID to enter the building.
For inquiry, call 212-442-1541 ext. 3 or email at info@jassi.org.


Our Services

  1. Hotline
    If you have questions or need consultations for any issues you may have, including housing, health insurance, employment, low-income, consumer, disability, legal, financial, and family issues, please call 212-442-1541 ext.1 between 10AM and 5PM from Monday through Friday or email at info@jassi.org. Please include your Zip Code and age.
  2. Senior Program
    Provides case assistance, information and referral services, social and/or cultural events, and seminars for people over 60 years old. For inquiry, please call 212-442-1541 ext. 3. or email at mkatayama@jassi.org.
  3. Caregiver Support Program (funded by NYC Department for the Aging)
    Provides services to those who care people over 60 years old. The services include supportive counseling, case management, home care and benefit referrals, respite services, supplemental services, and support group. For inquiry, please call 212-442-1541 ext. 3 or email at mkatayama@jassi.org.
  4. Community Outreach Program
    We host seminars and workshops for Japanese-speaking individuals in the New York City area. The past seminars and workshops include visa, citizenship, health insurance, home care, will, and more! For inquiry, please call 212-442-1541 ext.1 or email at info@jassi.org. 
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