Dear Free Clinic Patients,

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 You do not need insurance to be seen and a case manager will help set you up with a sliding scale appointment.

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 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 &
Laboratory Testing

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

Social Work &
Insurance Services

We provide comprehensive social work and insurance eligibility services to all of our patients at registration. Learn more about documents and insurance eligibility criteria.


We provide free care to all uninsured adults 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 Grossman 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 is the primary clinical partner of the NYCFC. NYCFC operates out of the 17th Street Manhattan location of the Institute. The Institute 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 8:30am-1pm

Schedule an appointment today

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