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
- 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
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
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
- 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.