LANtern® (Lupus Asian Network)

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LANtern Support Line

  • Did you just find out you have lupus?
  • Are you looking for more information about local resources and referrals?
  • Are you trying to learn more about lupus for your loved one?
  • Do you want to talk to someone else who also has lupus to share your experiences and stories?

Speak to a Peer Health Educator!

Call the LANtern® support line today:
 866.505.2253 outside NYC (toll-free)
or 212.774.2508 in New York City.

LANtern offers bilingual peer health education through our toll-free telephone support line. We understand how hard it can be to comprehend a medical diagnosis. We understand how language obstacles may prevent you from finding the proper support. We understand that there may be certain issues that are important to you.

We have trained volunteers – people who have lupus or have family members with lupus – who can speak to you over the phone and help you clarify concerns and work effectively with your health care team. You can call LANtern® from your home or office. You can talk to counselors in Cantonese or Mandarin. We can provide support and education by phone appointment at times that are best for both of you - daytime, evenings, or weekends.

Start by calling our Program Manager between 9:30am - 5:00pm EST on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. You can also leave a voice mail message at any other time. Tell us the best times to reach you. Your call will be returned by our program as soon as possible. After a screening phone call to assess your personal needs, you may be matched with a trained peer health educator.

My-Lan Tran, LCSW, Program Manager
Telephone: 212.774.2508 or 866.505.2253 outside NYC (toll-free)
Email: tranm@hss.edu

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