If you have health insurance, you are able to use this insurance to obtain psychiatric evaluation and long term services from a community mental health center by calling your health insurance provider.
If you do not have health insurance, it is recommended that you visit the Student Health Center. The Student Health Center hosts a health insurance navigator on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9:30-5pm and Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:00-4pm to assist students in applying for ACA (Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare). If you are Medicaid eligible (making <$16,100/year), just lost your job or health insurance, or just had a baby, you don't have to wait until November to apply. Just bring the documentation listed below and stop by the health center during the hours listed above. For more information, please visit the Student Health Center website.
Low Cost Health Insurance
The Health Information Tool for Empowerment (HITE) is an online directory of health and social services specifically for low-income, uninsured, and under-insured New Yorkers. HITE connects you to a broad array of health and support services.
Free Clinics for the Uninsured
The Institute for Family Health operates two free clinics for the uninsured in partnership with students from two of New York's premiere medical schools. Students are supervised at all times by senior physicians.
The free clinics are open on Saturday mornings, offering medical care, health education, and social work services for adults. Social workers will enroll children in CHIP (Child Health Plus) and will try to obtain insurance for adults. Make an appointment to see a social worker.