Service Providers and Facilities

Please note: Whether insured or uninsured, students are responsible for the cost of their own healthcare. 

The following list of health care providers in the New York City area, compiled by Health Services staff, provides options for both insured and uninsured students.

  • For uninsured students, we have listed some free or reduced cost providers.
  • For insured students, particularly those covered through NYSHIP, we have noted, where possible, whether or not insurance, and specifically the insurance plan under NYSHIP, is accepted. However, this information frequently changes. We therefore advise insured students to cross-check with both the healthcare provider and their insurance plan, prior to care, in order to confirm coverage.

For additional wellness resources or to make suggestions for this page, please contact our Health Education Coordinator at healthed@gc.cuny.edu.

IF YOU HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY:

If you are in the Graduate Center, call Security at x7777 immediately. They can get help to you the fastest.

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 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.

Manhattan

  • 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

Brooklyn

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

Bronx

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

Queens

  • 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

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 available

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

Mount Sinai Doctors-East 34th Street
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. Walk-ins welcome, or request a same-day appointment by calling 1-844-463-2778 or booking online. Open Monday-Friday 8am-8pm.

Mount Sinai Hospital: Internal Medicine Associates Urgent Care
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 Monday-Thursday 8am-7pm, and Friday 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

Samuels Orthopedic Immediate Care Center
301 East 17th Street New York, NY 10003
(212) 598-7600
Open everyday 8:00am-10:30pm

Medical Services

The following is a small selection of reputable primary care providers near the GC. Registered students, whether insured or uninsured, are welcome to contact Student Health Services for additional information on finding a care provider to meet their needs.

The William F. Ryan Community Health Network 
Locations:

  • 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
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.

The Institute for Family Health
Location near the Graduate Center (for additional 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
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). 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
Locations:

  • 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
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
  • Governeur 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. Learn more about financial assistance options.

New York University College of Dentistry
345 E. 24th Street (corner of First Avenue)
New York, NY 10010
Emergency Services/Urgent Care: (212) 998-9458
Scheduling routine appointments: (212) 998-9800
The clinic at the NYU College of Dentistry offers quality, affordable, comprehensive patient care for all ages and all dental needs. Since NYU Dentistry focuses primarily on education and research, they are able to offer services at lower fees than the cost of comparable procedures at most private practices in the area. Diagnosis and treatment is provided by dental students under the supervision of NYU College of Dentistry faculty. Private and government-sponsored dental insurance plans (Medicaid) and multiple payment options are accepted.

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine (CDM)
Multiple Locations
(212) 305-6100
At the College Of Dental Medicine's Teaching Clinics, a range of services are provied by Columbia dentists-in-training working with expert faculty.

  • Affordable care
  • State-of-the-art technology
  • Comprehensive, personal treatment
  • Multi-lingual staff

Faculty practice through ColumbiaDoctors Dentistry is also available to students with insurance.

CHHMP Dental
St. Mary's Episcopal Church Basement
521 West 126th Street
New York, NY 10027
(347) 614-2121
Also known as the Dr. Michael Yuan Student Run Dental Free Clinic, CHHMP Dental is a student-run free clinic that partners with CHHMP Medical on the first and third Tuesdays of every month to provide free dental care to the homeless, uninsured,and undocumented people of Harlem.

New York City College of Technology Dental Hygiene Clinic
285 Jay Street
Academic Building 701 (A-701)
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 260-5070
The dental hygiene patient care clinic of New York City College of Technology offers oral health services, such as: radiographs, fluoride treatment, scaling and root planing, tooth whitening, oral cancer examination, screening for dental caries, referrals and many other services, to the NYCCT community, as well as to the general public. Many of the services are FREE to NYCCT students, faculty, and staff (with valid I.D.). A small fee is charged for certain services and oral hygiene products. There is a nominal fee to the general public for all services and products offered.

MMR VACCINES

NO COST

NYC Department of Health Immunization Clinic
No appointment is necessary; persons will be seen on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please arrive early, and remember to bring proof of your acceptance to the college. Bring any immunization records you may have, and insurance information (if applicable) For the most up to date information, please visit
https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/services/immunization-clinics.page


SLIDING SCALE

Fort Greene Health Center (NYCDOHMH)
Currently closed due to covid-19
295 Flatbush Ave Extension - 5th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
The Fort Greene immunization clinic is a walk-in clinic and is open for patient registration from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM. No appointment is necessary; you will be seen on a first come first served basis. Please plan to arrive early in the day. Closed on City holidays. Children 4 to 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian or present signed consent. Please bring your vaccination record and insurance information (CVS Caremark card for NYSHIP), if available.

FLU VACCINES

For students enrolled in NYSHIP, the flu vaccine is covered in full at pharmacies that participate in CVS Caremark’s national vaccine network. See p.10 in the NYSHIP Program Booklet
*Please note that not all of the pharmacies listed below are in the CVS Caremark network. Please check with the pharmacy you are visiting.​

NO COST

USQ Flu Clinic - Union Square Partnership 
27 Union Square West, Manhattan 
* No Walk-Ins Allowed, Registration is Mandatory, must wear mask and social distance 

New York City Health + Hospitals 
Multiple locations across all boroughs, please visit website to find location near you 
Phone: 1-844-NYC-4NYC (for appointments)

SLIDING SCALE

Fort Greene Health Center (NYCDOHMH)
(Currently closed, see details above)

NEAR THE GC

Walgreens (Store #6160)
350 5th Avenue (at 33rd Street)
New York, NY 10118
212-868-5790
Target Group: 18 Years and Older
(Show CVS Caremark Card if on NYSHIP, not Hospital/Medical benefits card)

OTHER FACILITIES

CURE Urgent Care
Location 1:

2689 Broadway
New York, NY 10025
(212) 776-4320 
Location 2:
175 E 96th St
New York, NY 10128
(212) 776-4292

CityMD Urgent Care
Locations throughout all five boroughs and New Jersey

Gristedes Pharmacies
Locations throughout Manhattan

Cordette Pharmacy
52 West 39th Street
New York, NY 10018
(212) 398-9999

Kmart Pharmacy
250 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001
(212) 760-1242

Mobile Health Clinic
229 West 36th Street
New York, NY 10018
(646) 625-3008  

Rite Aid
542 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10016
(212) 213-9887

Duane Reade
358 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10001
(212) 279-0208


For additional sites with free vaccinations in New York City, as well as additional information regarding influenza, pleasevisit:

We encourage you to review this comprehensive resource list (PDF) for help with substance abuse in NYC

ADDITIONAL SERVICES/RESOURCES

Healthy CUNY Smoking Cessation Resources

Visit the Tobacco Free CUNY webpage for resources offered by CUNY for students, faculty and staff to assist individuals who wish to decrease their tobacco consumption or quit smoking.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

The NY State Quitline offers medications and nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) those who smoke more than half a pack per day. To see if you are eligible, please visit the NY State Quitline website. You can also visit nysmokefree.com or call 1-866- NYQUITS for more information.

Individuals can also call 311, visit www.nyc.gov and search "quit smoking", or go directly to NYC Quits for additional options for smokers interested in NRT. Additional information from the NYCDOHMH regarding various smoking cessation programs throughout NYC can be found here.

Frequently Asked Questions about Nicotine Replacement Therapy provided by The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYCDOHMH)

Online Quitting Programs and Apps

NYC Quits is an online resource for smokers and recent quitters. Individuals can register to track their progress using a cravings log, see how much money they will save by using the Quit Calculator, read and share quit tips, test their knowledge with quizzes, and much more.  Plus, individuals get support from thousands of other quitters by joining the NYQuits Facebook community “I Quit Because” (facebook.com/nycquits).

The EX Plan: A free quit smoking program
The EX Plan App: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad

Synthetic Drugs

FAQ from NYS Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services

The New York State Cancer Services Program

The Cancer Services Program (CSP) provides breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screenings at NO COST to women and men who:

  • Do not have health insurance OR have health insurance that does not cover the cost of these screenings
  • Cannot pay for these screenings
  • Meet income eligibility requirements
  • Meet age requirements
  • Live in New York State

Call 1-866-442-CANCER (2262) or (212) 851-4516 (Manhattan services) for more information.

Manhattan Breast Health Partnership
Bellevue Hospital Center at 462 First Avenue (Clinic Building 3 South C)
If you are NOT insured, over 40 and have a family history of Breast Cancer, you may qualify for a FREE Mammogram, Annual GYN appointment and clinical breast exam. Contact Helen Temmier at (212) 562-4384.

LGBT Cancer Survivorship Support Group sponsored by the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's Resources for Life after Cancer. Visit MSKCC's website for updated times for the group.

HIV Testing at The Graduate Center
The Wellness Center offers s a simple blood test for HIV and results arrive in a few weeks. There is a small fee for the blood work.
 
William F. Ryan Community Health Network
The William F. Ryan Community Health Network, which has several locations in Manhattan, offers FREE confidential rapid-HIV tests. It’s a painless finger-stick test which produces results in just 20 minutes. In addition to the test, their staff will provide comprehensive, confidential counseling and will connect you quickly to medical services if needed. For information, or appointment call:

  • Ryan/Chelsea Clinton: (212) 265-4500
  • Ryan-NENA: Assistant Coordinator of Prevention, Education Outreach (212) 477-8500
  • Ryan Center: Coordinator of Counseling & Testing (212) 749-1820

The Wellness Center also invites Ryan-NENA to provide on-site tests at the Graduate Center several times each semester. Look for email notices, check this website, or call us to find out about the next one.

Mount Sinai Comprehensive Health-Downtown
275 Seventh Avenue (between 25th and 26th Streets), 12th Floor.
212-604-1701

Mount Sinai offers the HIV rapid test free at their Seventh Avenue location. Walk-ins are welcome and the facility offers same-day results. Clinic hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30am - 5:00pm, and Thursdays from 8:30am - 7:00pm.

GMHC
224 W. 29th Street ground floor (between 7th and 8th Avenues).
212-367-1130

GMHC is the world’s first and leading provider of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and advocacy. The organization offers inclusive services for men, women, families and youth, including HIV counseling, testing, health information, education, risk-reduction strategies, referrals and partner notification services. People who want to be tested must complete an intake and consent to testing. Referrals for additional supportive services are also available. Syphilis testing is also avaliable. All services are free of charge.

The Testing Center will see clients four times a year (every 3 months) for HIV and STI testing services. Please allow 5-10 minutes to complete an intake form prior to being seen by a test counselor.

The Testing Center is open Monday – Wednesday from 9:30 am – 4 pm for walk-ins, Thursday from 9:30 am – 4 pm for appointments only, and Friday from 12:30 pm – 7 pm for walk-ins.

Please note: Every Wednesday the testing center is closed from 1 pm to 2:30 pm. The Testing Center hours are 12:30 pm – 4 pm the second Friday of each month.

NYD DOH - Low to No-Cost Sexual Health Clinics and Testing Centers in NYC

The following information is not related to any insurance plan. Many insurance plans offer limited or no coverage for prescription drugs. The following information includes options that you may need if your insurance does not offer adequate coverage. (If your health insurance includes prescription coverage, please refer to plan details for participating pharmacies.)

LOW TO NO COST PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION PROGRAMS

Walgreens Prescription Savings Club
Get over 400 generic prescriptions for $12 for a 90 day supply with the card. You also get a 10% reward on purchases of Walgreens brand products. There is a Walgreens located near the Graduate Center in the Empire State Building.

Walmart $4 Generic Prescriptions
Walmart offers over 300 different drugs at only $4 per prescription fill or refill (up to a 30 day supply $10 for up to a 90 day supply). The program is available at Walmart, Sam's club and Neighborhood Market Pharmacies. You must obtain the prescription from the store, not online. Find a store near you. (Note that there are no Walmart stores in the five boroughs of NYC.)

Target $4 Generic Prescriptions
The Target pharmacy offers a wide range of generic drugs for only $4. There are Target stores in Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens.

The Medicine Program
This website has a variety of options for individuals and families seeking help with prescription drug costs. The website also offers free, discount prescriptions drug card that can be used for discounts on drugs bought at pharmacies like Kmart, CVS and Duane Reade, among others.

LOW OR NO COST ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES

Twentyeight Health
contact@twentyeighthealth.com.
 
Twentyeight Health is an online resource for women’s reproductive health offering oral contraceptive pills at low or no cost. The process is streamlined with online staff doctors, who can then provide prescriptions for oral contraceptive pills, arrange for delivery to your home, office or pharmacy and answer questions about reproductive health.
 
Twentyeight Health accepts Medicaid and a large number of other private and public health insurance plans (including the GC provided plan, United Health Empire through NYSHIP).  If patients have no insurance, there are low cost and no cost options, as well as a special discount code for GC students, “WELLNESSCENTER”, which allows for a free initial online physician evaluation. Otherwise, out-of-pocket costs for pills range from $18 to $25.

During the pandemic, 28 Health is waiving the doctor evaluation fee ($20) with code ACCESS to make it easier during these challenging times. Birth control is often $0/month with insurance (including Medicaid) or starting at $16/month without insurance. Free delivery and messaging with the doctor is included​.

PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FINDERS/DATABASES

Rx Assist
Rx Assist is a database of patient assistance programs. Patient assistance programs are run by pharmaceutical companies to provide free medications to people who cannot afford to buy their medicine. RxAssist offers comprehensive database of these patient assistance programs, as well as practical tools, news articles so that health care professionals and patients can find the information they need. 

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance
(888) 4PPA-NOW (477-2669)
The partnership for Prescription assistance brings together America's pharmaceutical companies, doctors, other health care providers, patient advocacy organizations and community groups to help qualifying patients who lack prescription coverage get the medicines they need through the public or private program that's right for them. Many will get them free or nearly free. Its mission is to increase awareness of patient assistance programs and boost enrollment of those who are eligible. Through this site, the Partnership for Prescription Assistance offers single point of access to more than 475 public and private patient assistance programs, including more than 180 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies.

Benefits CheckUp
Developed and maintained by The National Council on Aging (NCOA), Benefits CheckUp is the nation's most comprehensive Web-based service to screen for benefits programs for seniors with limited income and resources. Find and enroll in federal, state, local and private programs that help pay for prescription drugs, utility bills, meals, health care and other needs.

 

The Graduate Center Audiology Suite
The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue, Room 7306

Services provided by appointment: hearing tests for adults and children, custom hearing protectors, hearing aid checks & hearing aid counseling, and counseling regarding communication strategies and hearing assistive technologies. Call 212-817-7983 for an appointment.

The Center for Health & Healing at Beth Israel Medical Center
245 Fifth Avenue at 28th Street, 2nd floor library

  • Weekly Meditation Sessions (PDF) - The Center for Health and Healing offers Zen meditation to patients, practitioners and the general public on Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:00 PM. Sessions consist of brief instruction followed by a 25-minute meditation session. Free and open to the public!
  • Workshops and Healing Sessions - Free or minimal fee classes include: Weekly Mediation Sessions, Food for Thought, and Sport and Nutrition Lectures.
  • Center Programs - For-fee Programs include: Mindfulness Mediation, and Stress Management for an Urban Lifestyle (group session).

Health & Wellness Network NYC
A growing community of health seekers and holistic practitioners in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, near Bryant Park and Grand Central. They offer a wide range of seminars, workshops and gatherings focused on sharing information regarding important health topics. You can learn practical skills or find out about managing complex health conditions using holistic approaches.

Acupuncture

Yoga

Take a break from studying with Chair Yoga! An easy and quick way to get stress-free and centered. Instructions from the Urban Yoga Foundation in Harlem. Also, try alternate nostril breathing to center and calm yourself during a stressful day.