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Health Care Access for Immigrants in New York

If you are looking for other resources for immigrant New Yorkers, check out our resource guide here.

Clinical Services 

These are some free or low-cost health care options for anyone in NYC, regardless of immigration or insurance status. 

  • NYC Care is a health care access program that guarantees low-cost and no-cost services to New Yorkers who do not qualify for or cannot afford health insurance. With NYC Care, you can get a unique membership card to access health services, choose your own doctor, and get affordable medications. Learn more about the program and how to enroll by calling 646-692-2273 or clicking here: https://www.nyccare.nyc/enroll/
  • NYC Health + Hospitals offers low-cost and no-cost emergency and non-emergency services at public hospitals and clinics throughout the city. Search locations here: https://www.nychealthandhospitals.org/locations/
  • Community health centers offer low-cost and no-cost primary care, dental, mental health, and other clinical services. Search for a health center near you: https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/ (Note that the site is in English only)
  • NYC Well is a free, confidential connection to mental health care, in more than 200 languages at any time of the day.  Telephone: 1(888) NYC (692) -WELL (9355) or text WELL to 65173

Community-Based Services

The following organizations offer a variety of community-based services to support immigrant New Yorkers’ health.

Bronx

  • BoomHealth provides overdose prevention, syringe access, health coordination, behavioral health, housing, legal, advocacy and wellness services throughout the Bronx.
    Website: https://www.boomhealth.org/contact
    Address: 226 East 144th Street, Bronx, NY 10451 | 3144 3rd Avenue, Bronx, NY 10451
    Telephone: (718) 295-2666
  • Emerald Isle Immigration Center offers a range of social services, including meals on wheels, mental health counseling, health insurance enrollment assistance, and senior support, in addition to programs in education, employment, and immigration services.
    Website: https://eiic.org/
    Address: 4275 Katonah Avenue, Woodlawn, NY 10470
    Contact: (718) 324-3039
  • Grameen Primacare, Inc. provides underserved women from low-income immigrant communities with a health promotion and empowerment program that utilizes a community health Access to bilingual health workers. Assistance with health system navigation and access to blood pressure, HbA1c, and other biometric tests.
    Website: https://grameenprimacare.org/
    Email: INFO@GRAMEENPRIMACARE.ORG
    Address: 82-11 37th Avenue, #607, Jackson Heights, NY 11372
  • NMIC provides insurance navigation, case management, health education, and mental health services, with a focus on communities in Northern Manhattan and the South and West Bronx.
    Website: https://www.nmic.org/health/
    Address: 8 Clinton Place, #8, Bronx, NY 10453
    Contact: (347) 269-5186

Brooklyn

  • Academy of Medical and Public Health Services (AMPHS) is an organization that strives to create a local system of making health care access more accessible to immigrant New Yorkers. Their services include clinical care with a personal appeal. Have social services which can help with welfare, family planning and has training and education services. 

Website: http://www.amphsonline.org/index.html

Address: 5306 3rd Ave 2nd floor, Brooklyn, NY 11220

Telephone: (212) 256-9036

Email:  info@amphsonline.org

  • Elmy’s Special Services serves individuals with special needs through specialized care services and support, including early childhood intervention, behavioral health, day habilitation, and residential services.
    Website: https://www.elmysspecialservices.org/
    Address: 163 Van Buren Street, Brooklyn, NY 11221
    Telephone: (718) 789-7539
  • Fort Greene SNAP provides health insurance enrollment services, maternal and infant health programs, and family and youth peer support services.
    Website: https://www.fortgreenesnap.org/services
    Address: 324 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205
    Telephone: (718) 576-3136 -or- (718) 694-6957
  • Grameen Primacare, Inc. provides underserved women from low-income immigrant communities with a health promotion and empowerment program that utilizes a community health Access to bilingual health workers. Assistance with health system navigation and access to blood pressure, HbA1c, and other biometric tests.
    Website: https://grameenprimacare.org/
    Email: INFO@GRAMEENPRIMACARE.ORG
  • Make the Road New York provides one-on-one assistance with health insurance and food stamp enrollment, hospital bill negotiation, health system navigation, nutrition education and emergency food services, Community Health Worker training and services, and HIV testing referrals.
    Website: https://maketheroadny.org/services-info/
    Address: 301 Grove Street Brooklyn, New York 11237
    Telephone: (718) 418-7690
  • Mixteca is a community-based organization in Sunset Park that addresses the health, education, social, and legal needs of the Mexican and Latin American community in Brooklyn. Programs include adult education, health and wellness workshops, mental health services, and immigrant rights services.
    Website: https://www.mixteca.org/en/programs
    Address: 245 23rd Street, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11215
    Contact: (718) 965-4795
  • United Chinese Association of Brooklyn offers health insurance navigation services in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.
    Website: https://www.ucaob.org/navigator
    Address: 1787 Stillwell Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11223 | 8407 15th Avenue, Brookyln, NY 11225
    Contact: Ms. Bella Chu, (718) 256-0404 –or- (718)-232-0055

Manhattan

  • African Services Committee, Inc. has many services for immigrants including: HIV/AIDS/Hepatitis treatment and testing, hospital escort and medical interpretation, legal services, housing placements, food pantry and nutrition programs, LGBTQ health and human services programs and others.
    Website: http://www.africanservices.org/
    Address: 429 West 127th Street, New York, NY 10027
    Telephone: (212) 222-3882
  • Henry Street Settlement provides a range of health and social services in the Lower East Side, including insurance enrollment and mental health treatment.
    Website: https://www.henrystreet.org/health-and-wellness-services/
    Address: 265 Henry Street, New York, NY 10002
    Telephone: (212) 766-9200
  • NMIC provides insurance navigation, case management, health education, and mental health services, with a focus on communities in Northern Manhattan and the South and West Bronx.
    Website: https://www.nmic.org/health/
    Address: 45 Wadsworth Avenue, New York, NY 10033
    Contact: 212-822-8300

Queens

  • Emerald Isle Immigration Center offers a range of social services, including meals on wheels, mental health counseling, health insurance enrollment assistance, and senior support, in addition to programs in education, employment, and immigration services.
    Website: https://eiic.org/
    Address: 59-26 Woodside Avenue, Woodside, NY 11377
    Contact: (718) 478-5502 
  • Grameen Primacare, Inc. provides underserved women from low-income immigrant communities with a health promotion and empowerment program that utilizes a community health Access to bilingual health workers. Assistance with health system navigation and access to blood pressure, HbA1c, and other biometric tests.
    Website: https://grameenprimacare.org/
    Address: 82-11 37th Avenue, #607, Jackson Heights, NY 11372
    Email: INFO@GRAMEENPRIMACARE.ORG
  • HANAC offers health insurance navigation services, substance abuse treatment, and child and family counseling, in addition to other social services.
    Website: https://www.hanac.org/programs-services/adult-family-programs/health-care-access/
    Address: 27-40 Hoyt Avenue South, Astoria, NY 11102
    Telephone: (718) 396-5041
  • Korean Community Services offers insurance enrollment support, COVID-19 testing and vaccination, and screenings for breast cancer and hepatitis B.
    Website: https://www.kcsny.org/what-we-do/health/phrc/
    Address: 203-05 32nd Avenue, Bayside, NY 11361
    Telephone: (718) 939-6137
  • Make the Road New York provides one-on-one assistance with health insurance and food stamp enrollment, hospital bill negotiation, health system navigation, nutrition education and emergency food services, Community Health Worker training and services, and HIV testing referrals.
    Website: https://maketheroadny.org/services-info/
    Address: 92-10 Roosevelt Avenue, Jackson Heights, NY 11372
    Telephone: (718) 565-8500
  • South Asian Council for Social Services (SACSS) provides insurance navigation services, including insurance enrollment, finding long term care services, and applying for public benefits like SNAP, rental assistance, Access-A-Ride, Low-Fare Metrocards, and other programs.
    Website: https://www.sacssnyc.org/health-benefits-access/
    Address: 143-02 45th Avenue, Flushing, NY 11355
    Telephone: (718) 321-7929
  • Voces Latinas offers a variety of services, including insurance navigation, HIV prevention, mental health, and women’s wellness and safety.
    Website: https://voceslatinas.org
    Address: 37-63C 83rd Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372
    Telephone: (718) 593-4528
  • YWCA Queens offers case management services, health education, peer mental health support, and emergency rental assistance program support. Health education services are offered in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese.
    Website: http://ywcaqueens.org/social-services/
    Address: 42-07 Parsons Blvd, Flushing, NY 11355
    Telephone: (718) 353-4553 Ext. 18 & 31

Staten Island

  • Make the Road New York provides one-on-one assistance with health insurance and food stamp enrollment, hospital bill negotiation, health system navigation, nutrition education and emergency food services, Community Health Worker training and services, and HIV testing referrals.
    Website: https://maketheroadny.org/services-info/
    Address: 161 Port Richmond Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10302
    Telephone: (718) 727-1222

Citywide

  • Arab-American Family Support Center provides a wide range of social services for immigrants and refugees focused on mental health, physical wellbeing, childhood development, healthy relationships, and civic engagement.
    Website: https://www.aafscny.org/
    Telephone: (718) 643-8000
  • Child Center of New York, Inc. provides services f0r mental and behavioral health for children, educational support and family support. Focusing on underserved members of New York.  Website | Telephone: (718) 651-7770 |  Email: info@childcenterny.org
  • The Children’s Health Fund provides health care services for children. They also have a blue bus that is a mobile pediatric clinic which allows for curbside assistance.
    Website: https://www.childrenshealthfund.org/
    Address: 215 West 125th Street Suite 301 New York, NY 10027
    Telephone: (212) 535-9400
  • Sanctuary for Families, Inc. provides Children and Family Services Program aims to minimize the effects of domestic violence on vulnerable children, cultivate healthy families in the wake of violence, and break the intergenerational cycle of abuse. They also provide shelter for families.
    Website: https://sanctuaryforfamilies.org/
    Telephone: (212) 349–6009
    Email: info@sffny.org
  • Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, Inc. provides medical attention for women’s health services, telehealth, pediatric care, mental health and dental health. 

http://www.cbwchc.org/

Address: Manhattan 268 Canal Street New York, NY 10013

Telephone: (212) 379-6998

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday to Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

  • The Children’s Health Fund provides health care services for children. They also have a blue bus that is a mobile pediatric clinic which allows for curbside assistance. 

https://www.childrenshealthfund.org/

Address: 215 West 125th Street Suite 301 New York, NY 10027

Telephone: (212) 535-9400

  • Grameen Primacare, Inc. provides underserved women from low-income immigrant communities with a health promotion and empowerment program that utilizes a community health Access to bilingual health workers. Assistance with health system navigation and access to blood pressure, HbA1c, and other biometric tests. 

https://grameenprimacare.org/

Contact: INFO@GRAMEENPRIMACARE.ORG

Address: 150 W 30th St, New York,

  • The Institute for Family Health provides an array of services for children’s health, women’s health, HIV/AIDS treatment, home visits, Telehealth and WIC. They also have a free clinic for the uninsured on Saturdays with licensed doctors. 

https://institute.org/

Manhattan office: 2006 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10035

Telephone: 212-633-0800

New Paltz office: 279 Main Street New Paltz, NY 12561

Telephone: 845-255-2930

They also have offices in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Mid-Hudson Valley.

  • Urban Health Plan, Inc. provides affordable, comprehensive, quality, primary and specialty health care and by assuring the performance and advancement of innovative best practices. Services include women’s health care, children’s health care and specialty healthcare.

https://www.urbanhealthplan.org/

Address: 1065 Southern Boulevard Bronx, NY 10459

Telephone: (718) 589-2440

  • Housing Works provides legal services for HIV Law Project fights for the rights of the most underserved people living with HIV/AIDS

https://www.housingworks.org/

Telephone:  (347) 473-7400 

Email:  info@housingworks.org

  • Migrant Coalitions Network has pregnancy services for family planning & contraception, Breast & Cervical Cancer, Sexually Transmitted Infections

https://www.migrantclinician.org/issues/womenshealth

Contact: Candace Kugel, MS, CRNP, CNM at ckugel@migrantclinician.org

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