Dear Free Clinic Patients,

We care about you and your health. Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, the NYC Free Clinic is closed until further notice.

Instead, you can use a sliding scale health center at the Institute for Family Health. You can call 212-206-5200 or view a list of locations on their website at It doesn’t matter if you don’t have insurance – no one will be turned away.

Stay Well,

The NYC Free Clinic




Providing High-Quality Healthcare to New York City’s Uninsured

We believe healthcare is the right of all individuals.

The NYC Free Clinic, a 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.

Please click here to learn how to schedule an appointment at NYC Free Clinic

The Women's Health Free Clinic (WHFC)

In 2008, the clinic expanded to include a new division – The Women’s Health Free Clinic – the nation’s first comprehensive, free, student-run women’s health clinic, providing a full range of women’s health and reproductive care.

Specialty Referrals
and Laboratory Testing

We provide specialty referrals, laboratory tests, and imaging referrals at no cost to our eligibile patients. All referrals are made to NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue.

Social Work AND INSURANCE Services

We provide comprehensve social work and insurance eligibility services to all of our patients at registration. To learn more about documents and insurance eligibility criteria, click here:


We provide free care to all uninsured patients in NYC. Please read our guide for patients to make sure your visit at NYCFC goes smoothly



All NYCFC Steering Committee Members and medical student volunteers are students at NYU School of Medicine. The school provides administrative advising and support for the NYCFC Steering Committee and student volunteers.  

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The Institute for Family Health (IFH) is the primary clinical partner of the NYCFC. NYCFC operates out of the 17th Street Manhattan locatin of IFH. IFH also contributes nursing, medical office, and social work staff support to NYCFC. 


Bellevue Hospital is the nation’s oldest public hospital.  The NYCFC has negotiated with Bellevue Hospital Center a reduced cost for specialty referrals.  All referrals to Bellevue Hospital Center made by NYCFC are free of charge to NYCFC patients.

NYC Free Clinic
230 West 17th Street
New York, NY 10011

Saturdays (9am-1pm)
Saturdays (8:30-10am)

Schedule an appointment today

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