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 Center hosts a health insurance adviser to assist students in obtaining Family Health Plus insurance (a free state-wide program of Medicaid) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. To learn more about Family Health Plus and other medical insurance, 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.
Last modified: Oct 13, 2011