General

The Medical and Optical Departments are available six days a week Monday through Saturday, for Scheduling appointments.

Appointments can be made: 

Monday through Friday: 8:00 AM to 7:15 PM  

Saturday: 8:00 AM to 2:45 PM

Please Note: Not all services are available at all hours or every day.  

Examinations are scheduled:

Monday through Friday: 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM 
Saturday: 8:00 AM to 2:45 PM

Last physical exam scheduled no later than 6:00 PM, other visits no later than 6:30 PM.

Optical Department

Appointments can be made:

Monday through Friday: 8:00 AM to 7:15 PM 
Saturday: 8:00 AM to 2:45 PM

Examinations are available:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9:00 AM to 5:45 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM to 6:45 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM to 2:45 PM 

JIB Medical, P.C. is located at:

158-11

Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Ave

Flushing, NY 11365

We are on the 2nd floor.

 

For appointments, please call 718-591-2014 our clerical staff will schedule an appointment for you and your family at your convenience.

PHBP is the Pension, Hospitalization and Benefit Plan of the Electrical Industry.  The Plan is a self-insured employee welfare benefit Plan under which Participants are covered for certain services relating to their health and are eligible for certain other benefits. The Plan is maintained by a Joint Board of Trustees consisting of Trustees appointed by Local Union No. 3 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, AFL-CIO (the “Union”) and employers under contract with the Union.

Here’s a summary of the plan description of the Pension, Hospitalization and Benefit Plan of the Electrical Industry

Urgent Care centers are available to assist patients with an illness or injury that does not appear to be life–threatening, but cannot wait until the next day or for primary care doctor to see them.  Urgent Care Centers provide easy access for the days and hours that primary care physicians are closed or unavailable.

See MagnaCare's Urgent Care Center Information Reference online.

MagnaCare's In-Network Urgent Care Centers in NYC Boroughs and Long Island. 

Health Advocate is available to you at no cost as your very own personal help with your healthcare needs. Health Advocate is a valuable benefit provided by the Pension, Hospitalization and Benefit Plan of the Electrical Industry (PHBP) to help you and your entire family to  navigate the healthcare system and maximize your healthcare benefits. Our comprehensive service will help you with clinical and administrative issues involving your medical, hospital, vision, dental, pharmacy and other healthcare needs.

The staff is specially trained to handle each case with the utmost confidentiality. They follow careful protocols that comply with all governmental privacy standards to ensure that our participants’ medical and personal information is fully protected and held confidential. Just like all other health and assistance programs, your privacy is of paramount importance.

The CPP Program is the JIB’s CardioPrevention Program. It is an easy, painless and harmless way to quickly find out if you are at greater risk for a heart attack or other complications of hardening of the arteries. Stopping atherosclerosis as early as possible gives you the best chance for a longer, healthier life free of many problems atherosclerosis causes most people who do not take action.

Evaluaide or Health Buddy is MagnaCare’s care management program designed to evaluate the overall health of a plan population and identify participants who have, or are at risk for developing, common and costly chronic health conditions. The identified participants are invited and encouraged to enroll in the program to help them improve their health. The goal is to develop a healthier population over time.

 JIB Medical has multiple specialists (most are part-time):

  • Three optometrists (full time)
  • Podiatrist
  • Specialist in Acupuncture and in Mindfulness, Meditation and muscle relaxation training for stress reduction (full time)
  • Urologist
  • Two dieticians
  • Endocrinologist who specializes in weight reduction
  • Pediatrician (for above age 4)
  • Two gynecologists

JIB Medical follows the federal CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) guidelines.

Flu shots, standard and high dose, are given every season from October through Spring of the following year.

Other immunizations available:

  • Pediatric per the CDC schedule
  • Adult per the CDC schedule
    • From age 50 years on Shingrix, to prevent shingles,
    • At age 60 years and above: Prevnar 13 and, one year later, Pneumovax, to reduce risk of dying from pneumococcal pneumonia.
  • All ages:
    • TD (Tetanus-Diphtheria) every ten years or TDaP (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis) if not had previously.
    • Meningitis as indicated
    • MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) if needed.
    • Hepatitis B and Hepatitis A as indicated
    • Gardasil (to prevent HPV infection and the cancers it causes) for females and males up to age 45 if has not already received Gardasil (helps prevents several types of cancer.

The PHBP authorizes acupuncture only for pain reduction and requires a doctor’s referral. The limit is 12  sessions per year).

The Making Healthy Changes Workshop series are primarily available in the fall and spring of each year considering members have signed up for the program.  The workshop meets once a week from 5:30 – 7pm in 2nd flr medical conference room in the JIB building in Flushing.  The series lasts 4-5 weeks. Each week is a new topic.

For routine annual exam blood work, patients can come in without fasting, but it is very important to tell us if you have eaten. The food intake prior to blood tests should be very modest and not greasy or over-sugared.

Eating affects blood sugar, but if we know you have eaten, we can adjust for that. Blood draw after eating does not affect cholesterol levels, but does give us a better idea of your level of triglycerides (blood fats)

Some tests must be fasting, which means no food of any kind. If fasting, you should take lots of water and any medicines you are on.

The vision benefit entitles you, your legal spouse and eligible children to an eye examination once each year by an optometrist or an ophthalmologist and, if prescribed, one pair of eyeglasses each year. You may receive vision care services in the following ways:

  • Optical services (optometrist for examination and optician for eyeglasses) at JIB Medical, P.C.

Located on the 2nd flr. at

Electrical Industry Center
158-11 Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Avenue, Room 201
Flushing, NY 11365
 

  • There is no charge to you when you go to JIB Medical, P.C.

    To schedule an optical appointment, contact JIB Medical P.C.at (718) 591-2014 from Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. and Saturday from 8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Appointments should be made approximately 2 weeks in advance.
  • You may also use a provider who belongs to the Vision Screening Optical Group. These providers offer optometric eye care to participants, their legal spouses and eligible children living in New York, New Jersey and Florida. Their service includes one eye examination by an optometrist and, if prescribed, a pair of eyeglasses (mono-focal or bi-focal) and a selection of frames once a year. If you use this method and you buy supplies or services for which you are not eligible or covered, you will be responsible to pay these charges, but you will receive a 20% discount. To use a Vision Screening provider, please contact the Fund Office at (718) 591-1100 to request an optical voucher. OR
  • You may also use a panel optical provider located in New Jersey. Their service includes one eye examination by an optometrist and, if prescribed, a pair of eyeglasses (mono-focal or bi-focal) and a selection of frames once a year. If you obtain the benefit in this way there will be no charge to you. You do not have to file a claim form. Please contact the Fund Office at (718) 591-1100 to request an optical voucher for a New Jersey panel provider. OR
  • You may have an eye examination by any other optometrist or ophthalmologist, licensed and practicing in the United States or its possessions. You may purchase eyeglasses, if necessary, from any licensed facility operating in the United States or its possessions. If you use this method, you must file a claim form with the Fund Office. The Plan will reimburse you or your optical provider according to the Plan’s fee schedule.

The CPP is designed to give you the most thorough evaluation of your arteries possible and to advise you of preventive measures that can help you live longer and healthier. It offers you choices not available elsewhere.

Before lab work, a meal low in calorie, fat and sugar is fine. Please be sure to advise us that you ate before the lab tests were drawn, and when.

You must complete a HIPAA Request for Access Form in order to receive copies of your medical records. This form can be obtained through JIB Medical’s clerical office, and is also available here.

A person over the age of 18 is considered a legal adult and must consent to their parents continued involvement in their medical care. Consent must be documented on a HIPAA Designation Form. This form can be obtained through JIB Medical’s clerical office, and is also available here. If your child is intellectually or developmentally disable, and incapable of making decisions for themselves, you must seek court approval to act as their legal guardian after your child is over the age of 18. This proof must then be provided to JIB Medical so that we can continue to involve you in your child’s medical care.

JIB Medical does not determine eligibility, but is advised by Members’ Records. The PHBP restricts access to only participants in the PHBP for all JIB Medical services. If you lose eligibility, JIB Medical has to halt your medical care here. Information from your medical record is always available to you. Removing or restoring eligibility is not up to JIB Medical. Please discuss with your Union representatives or Members Records about what you can do to be reinstated in the Members Records active participants’ lists.

JIB Medical is not an urgent care center, but will be available to those who lose eligibility for 30 days after becoming ineligible and will help find a new doctor if desired.