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Health and wellness Services
It is the mission of the Student Health Services of the City University of New York to make quality health care and health education available to all of its students in order to contribute to their academic success and personal growth.
CUNY SPS Counseling Services
The CUNY School of Professional Studies aims to provide students with the support they need to achieve their goals. The CUNY SPS Office of Counseling provides confidential and free mental health services to all enrolled students.
New York Prescription Saver
For eligible individuals between the ages of 50 to 64 or those with disabilities, prescription drug discounts can be obtained by using New York Prescription Saver. It is a free pharmacy discount card that can be used to lower the cost of drugs by an average of 24% for brands and 67% for generics. Visit the website for more information and to apply at: https://www.health.ny.gov/forms/doh-4460.pdf.
Free or Low-Cost Health Clinics
110 West 97th Street (btw Amsterdam and Columbus Aves) (212) 749-1820
279 East 3rd Street (btw Aves C & D) (212) 477-8500
645 10th Ave (btw 45th and 46th Sts.) (212) 265-4500
Ryan Health is a community health center with locations throughout Manhattan. They provide medical, dental, gynecological, mental health 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.
NYU NYC Free Clinic
Address: 16 East 16th Street (btw 5th Ave and Bdwy)
As their website states: "The NYCFC, New York's only comprehensive free health care clinic, believes that high-quality health care is the right of all individuals. We provide, at no cost to our patients, the full range of health care services, including 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 12:45 pm. To make an appointment call: (212) 206-5200.
The Institute for Family Health
Sidney Hillman Family Practice: 16 East 16 Street, 3rd Floor. (212) 924-7744
Phillips Family Practice: 16 East 16th St., 1st floor. (212) 206-5200
East 13th St. Family Practice: 113 East 13th St. (212) 253-1830
Amsterdam Health Center: 690 Amsterdam Avenue at 94th St. (212) 865-4104
This is a group of clinics in Manhattan and the Bronx. They run 2 free Saturday clinics, one in Manhattan and one in the Bronx. 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.
Callen-Lorde Community Health Center
356 West 18th Street (btw 8th and 9th Aves) (212) 271-7200
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. The clinic is very clean, efficient and professional. If you earn less than $21,660/year, you will qualify for a sliding-scale fee. They also have an agreement with a CVS in Chelsea where you can receive a discount on prescriptions if you are paying out of pocket when the prescription was written by Callen-Lorde. Sometimes, they can take a same-day appointment. However, they can help you find an LGBTQ friendly provider in New York City.