Medical Care (not for Emergencies!)
If it is NOT an emergency, we suggest you first try a Free Clinic in the city. They will treat you without asking about your immigration status or asking you to pay.
The people who work at the free clinics are experts, so we suggest you ask them about further medical coverage benefits. We also encourage you to talk to a lawyer at a RIF consultation about where to find treatment.
We can refer you to the following free clinics:
Free Medical Clinic at St. Mary's Church
This Harlem, Manhattan church offers a free clinic (including dental) every Tuesday from 5pm to 8pm. We suggest you arrive early.
You do NOT need insurance or identification (ID).
Address: 521 W. 126th St. in Harlem, Manhattan
Directions: Take the A, B, C, or D train to 125th St. stop. Walk north on St. Nicholas Ave. Turn left on 126th St. Continue for over 2 blocks until you reach the church #521.
The Brooklyn Free Clinic
Offers free healthcare services. Appointments are available every Wednesday from 5pm to 6:30pm. You must be 18 years or older and uninsured.
The clinic strongly suggests that you make an appointment. To make an appointment, call or request online by filling out a form on this website: http://www.brooklynfreeclinic.org/appointment/
If you do not have an appointment, the clinic takes some walk-ins (they will sometimes see patients without an appointment). If you cannot plan ahead, you must arrive by between 5pm and 6pm, the earlier the better. The clinic cannot guarantee that they will see all walk-in patients, so it is better to make an appointment.
Address: 470 Clarkson Avenue, Suite A, Brooklyn
Directions: Take the 2 train to Winthrop St station, then walk south on Nostrand Av, turn left on Clarkson Av, continue for two blocks until you reach the clinic. OR take the B44-SBS bus to Nostrand Av/Clarkson Av stop and walk east on Clarkson Av for two blocks.