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Current Patients - Scheduling an Appointment
If you are a current patient of the NYCFC, please call 212-206-5200 to schedule an appointment. Please note that we receive a high volume of calls at times and it may take 5-10 minutes for the call to go through. Please stay on the line and someone will answer your call. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Patient appointments currently are held every Saturday between 9 AM and 1 PM. During the week, this site does not operate as the NYCFC. However, patients still may be screened during the week for NYCFC eligibility by social work.
New Patients - Scheduling an Appointment
If you are a new patient to the NYCFC, you must first be screened for free health insurance eligibility by the social worker. The purpose of the meeting with the social worker is not to deny health care to any individual, but to assist potential patients in gaining access to the support they are eligible for. This is also a good place to bring up concerns about issues such as domestic violence and unemployment, if these apply to you.
To be screened by a social worker, call 212-206-5200 for hours and directions.
Please click here for a list of documents to bring with you to help determine your insurance eligibility.
If the social worker determines that you are eligible to make an appointment at the NYC Free Clinic, please call 212-206-5200 and ask to make an appointment. Please note that we receive a high volume of calls at times and it may take 5-10 minutes for the call to go through. Please stay on the line and someone will answer your call. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Patient appointments currently are held every Saturday between 9 AM and 1 PM. During the week, this site does not operate as the NYC Free Clinic. However, patients still may be screened during the week for NYCFC eligibility by social work.
Your day as an NYCFC patient
In order to provide the best care to all of our patients, the clinical teams at the NYCFC value their time with each patient, yet still
strives to see patients in a timely manner. All patients are encouraged to bring reading material or read health articles in the waiting or exam rooms, in case of downtime.
The following provides an overview of how you may expect your visit will go at the NYCFC:
- Clinical team visit
On the day of your appointment, please arrive at the NYCFC well before your scheduled appointment. You will be shown to an examination room, where you will be seen by a clinical team of two medical students.
- Treatment plan
After seeing you, the clinical team will leave to talk to the doctor about how best to provide care for you. When the clinical team comes returns, they will review with you your treatment plan and follow-up. This may include any of the following: a follow-up appointment at our clinic, a referral to Bellevue Hospital to see a specialist, lab tests, or a prescription.
- Follow-up appointments
If you need a follow-up appointment, schedule it at the main desk before you leave. You may call 212-206-5200 to schedule a follow-up at a later time if necessary.
In an effort to serve as many people as possible while also ensuring everyone a continuous source of care, patients may have up to two visits with the NYCFC, after which they may transfer to full-time care at our partner the Institute of Family Health on a “sliding scale” basis, or at another clinic of one’s choice.
NYC Free Clinic patients will receive a letter or call regarding their lab results. If you have questions regarding your labs results call the clinic on Saturday between 9-3PM and ask to speak with the Free Clinic supervisor or better yet schedule a follow up appointment at 212-206-5200.
* The NYCFC will cover all costs of your first appointment in a given specialist department at Bellevue Hospital. In the event that you need further specialist care, we ask that you return to the NYCFC where we can assess your condition, and we may be able to issue you a new referral.