We care about you and your health. Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, the NYC Free Clinic is open at a reduced capacity. We are unable to accept walk-ins at this time. Make sure to schedule a Saturday Free Clinic appointment before coming in.
If you prefer care during the week, you can also choose to seek care at the Institute for Family Health regardless of your ability to pay. To do this, you can call 212-206-5200. View clinic locations on The Institute’s website at www.institute.org. You do not need insurance to be seen and a case manager will help set you up with a sliding scale appointment.
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.
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.
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.