Medical Providers and Facilities

If You Have A Medical Emergency

If you are at the Graduate Center, call Security at x7777 immediately.  They can get help to you most rapidly.  For an emergency outside of the Graduate Center, we recommend that you first call 911, which can provide the necessary service to help you and, if indicated, transport you to an emergency room.  If, after considering the recommendations above, you determine that you can safely seek emergency care on your own, there are numerous emergency services located in major medical facilities throughout New York CIty.

Emergency Rooms

New York (NYP-Cornell) Downtown Hospital, 70 William Street, (212) 312-5063
Mount Sinai West (Roosevelt) Hospital, 1000 10th Avenue, (212) 523-4000
Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital, First Avenue at 16th Street, (212) 420-2840
NYU Langone Medical Center, 550 1st Avenue, (212) 263-5550
Mount Sinai Medical Center, 1190 Fifth Avenue (East Harlem), (212) 241-6500
New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, 525 East 68th Street, (212) 746-0795
Columbia University Medical Center, 622 West 168th Street, (212) 305-6204

Coney Island Hospital, 2601 Ocean Parkway, (718) 616-3000
New York Presbyterian Methodist Hospital, 506 Sixth Street, (718) 780-3137, or (718) 780-3148

Montefiore Medical Center, 111 East 210th Street, (718) 741-2000
Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, 234 East 149th Street, (718) 579-5000

Mount Sinai Queens, 2510 30th Avenue (Astoria), (718) 267-4285
Elmhurst Hospital Center, 79-01 Broadway, (718) 334-4000

Staten Island:
Staten Island University Hospital, NORTH SITE: 475 Seaview Avenue, (718) 226-9000
Staten Island University Hospital, SOUTH SITE: 375 Seguine Avenue, (718) 226-2000

Urgent Care Facilities / Walk-In Clinics (near the GC)*

(*Please note: in addition to the free-standing facilities below, most major medical centers in New York City also offer Urgent Care services within their hospitals.)

CVS Minute Clinic
222 East 34th Street Between 2nd And 3rd Ave.
New York, NY 10016 (Virtual Care Now Available)

City MD Urgent Care
561 3rd Ave. (at 37th Street), New York, NY 10016
(212) 729-4668 (Virtual Care Now Available)

Mount Sinai Doctors-East 34th Street
Location:  55 E. 34th Street (at Park Avenue) (212) 252-6000
Services include primary care, urgent care, cardiology, endocrinology, dermatology, otolaryngology, gastroenterology, gynecology, ophthalmology, orthopedic, or urology medical services or surgery consult.  You request a same-day appointment by calling: 1-  or online by visiting: Feel free to walk in or book a same day appointment. Open Mon-Fri 8am-8pm.

Mt. Sinai Hospital: Internal Medicine Associates Urgent Care
Location: 17 East 102nd Street (7th Floor, Walk-in Clinic Area D)   212-659-8551 (option #1 for urgent appointment; option #3 for triage nurse)
Most insurance accepted. For uninsured patients, sliding scale fees based on income; proof of income & residence required. Open Mondays through Thursdays 8am – 7pm, and Fridays 8am – 5pm. Triage nurse available via phone if unsure about seeking medical care for a health issue.
Mount Sinai Upper West Side Urgent Care: 638 Columbus Avenue, New York NY 10024 (212) 828-3250

Mount Sinai Video Urgent Care:

NewYork-Presbyterian Virtual Urgent Care

Specialty Urgent Care for Orthopedic Problems
Samuels Orthopedic Immediate Care Center
301 East 17th Street New York, NY 10003
open 8:00am-10:30pm, seven days a week

Primary/General Care (near the GC)*

The William F. Ryan Community Health Network
•    William F. Ryan Community Health Center:  110 West 97th Street (between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues)   (212) 749-1820
•    Ryan Women and Children's Center: 801 Amsterdam Avenue (at 99th Street)  (212) 316-8300
•    Ryan-NENA Community Health Center: 279 East 3rd Street (between Avenues C and D)    (212) 477-8500
•    Ryan/Chelsea Community Health Center: 645 Tenth Avenue (between 45th and 46th Streets)  (212) 265-4500
•    Ryan/Adair Community Health Center: 565 Manhattan Avenue (corner of 124th Street)  (212) 222-5221
The Ryan Center is a community health center with five locations in Manhattan. They provide medical, dental, gynecological, mental health, dental and optometry, among many other medical specializations. They also provide medical services for a sliding fee based on your income level for patients without health insurance. Additionally, all prescriptions are provided for $10 from their pharmacy for patients without prescription drug coverage. They do not take United Health Care, so students with NYSHIP will be better served going to a provider that is within the UHC network.

NYC Free Clinic
Location: 230 West 17th Street
(212) 206-5200
As their website states: “The NYCFC, New York's only comprehensive free healthcare clinic, believes that high-quality healthcare is the right of all individuals. We provide, at no cost to our patients, the full range of healthcare services that include specialty referrals, counseling, patient education, social services, and screening and registration for public health insurance.” Appointments are available ONLY on Saturday mornings between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. To make an appointment call: (212) 206-5200.

The Institute for Family Health
Location near the Graduate Center (for additonal locations see the link above):
The Institute for Family Health at 17th Street
230 West 17th Street (between 7th & 8th Avenues)
New York, NY 10011
(212) 206-5200 Fax (212) 206-5279

This is a group of 19 clinics in Manhattan, the Bronx and the Mid-Hudson Valley. They run free Saturday clinics, one at the NYU NYC Free Clinic (see above), one in the Bronx, and the Women’s Health Free Clinic (two Saturdays a month in Manhattan). See the website for details. Each clinic has a team of social workers who can help you get health insurance if you are uninsured. Additionally, if you are uninsured, the fee is "sliding scale" based on your income.

The Floating Hospital
41-43 Crescent Street, Long Island City, NY 11101; Call 718-784-2240 x107 for appointments
1029 41st Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101; Call 718-361-6266 for appointments
8-13 Astoria Blvd., Astoria, NY 11102; Call 718-545-0934 for appointments

The Floating Hospital is a non-profit Community Health Center that provides Medical, Dental, Mental Health and Cardiology services. They accept the majority of health insurance plans, including Medicaid and Medicare and also accept people who are undocumented and/or uninsured based on a sliding fee scale. They pride themselves in providing compassionate and quality healthcare to all New Yorkers despite their economic or social status. Hours vary per location, and appointments after 5pm are offered.

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center
Location: 356 West 18th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues) (212) 271-7200 (option #1 for call center associate and/or screening nurse)
A health center specializing in health issues for New York's LGBTQ population, yet accepting of all patients, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Callen-Lorde is a respectful environment, staffed with excellent physicians, gynecologists, social workers and even a dentist. If uninsured, you may qualify for sliding-scale payments.  Sometimes, you can receive an urgent appointment within two days (*for established patients only); a Screening Nurse via phone can help determine if you need an urgent appointment (press option #1). On Saturdays, walk-ins for sexual health and urgent care* begin at 8:15AM and continue on a first-come, first-served basis until 3:15PM, however appointments are often filled before noon. Primary care appointments are not offered on a walk-in basis. Callen-Lorde does not accept United Health Care therefore students with NYSHIP may want to go elsewhere for health care. However, they can help you find an LGBTQ friendly provider in New York City.

Charles B. Wang Community Health Center
Locations in Manhattan (check website for Queens location):
•    Adult Medicine, Women’s Health and Mental Health:  268 Canal Street (at Cortlandt Alley)  (212) 379-6998
•    Pediatrics, Dental Health and Social Work: 125 Walker Street, 2nd Floor (between Centre and Baxter Streets)  (212) 226-9339
For more than 30 years, the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center has been a leader in providing high-quality, affordable, culturally competent health-care to the Asian American community in New York City. The healthcare team includes doctors, dentists, nurses, care managers, optometrists, social workers, health educators, nutritionists and medical assistants. The Health Centers are located in Chinatown, Manhattan and Flushing, Queens, and are open 7 days a week. The Centers have staff fluent in many languages, including Mandarin, Cantonese, Taishanese, Shanghainese, Fujianese, Vietnamese, and Korean. If you don’t have health insurance, you may qualify for our sliding fee scale to reduce the cost of your care.

Asian American Health & Social Services Guide – Resources in NYC (紐約市亞裔健康和社會服務指南)

New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation
Locations near the Graduate Center:
•    Judson Health Center: 34 Spring Street (between Mulberry and Mott Streets) (212) 925-5000
•    Gouverneur Health Center: 227 Madison Street (between Jefferson and Clinton Streets) (212) 238-7897
•    Bellevue Hospital Center: 462 First Avenue (at 27th Street) (212) 562-5555
The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation provides quality healthcare for everyone and HHC’s mission is to make healthcare affordable for all New Yorkers through the HHC Options program. HHC Options is for patients who do not have insurance or have limited insurance coverage. If you live in or are visiting New York City, Westchester County, or Nassau County, you qualify for reduced and affordable medical fees with HHC.  Information regarding financial assistance can be found here:

*For additional specific healthcare facilities providing Women's Health, Men's Health, LGBTQ Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health and specialty healthcare providers, we recommend that you ask your primary healthcare provider.  If you are insured, you should also refer to information provided by your individual insurance plans.  Registered students, uninsured and insured, are also welcome to contact us for further information.