Free Clinics for the Uninsured

The Institute for Family Health receives generous support from Robin Hood to operate two free clinics, one in the Bronx and one in Manhattan. The clinics provide comprehensive, high-quality health care to people who are uninsured. All services are free and confidential. The Free Clinics are open on Saturday mornings, except holidays. We offer:

  • Medical care for adults (including primary care, women’s health and gynecology, men’s health, disease prevention and screening, vaccinations, and more)
  • Health education
  • Counseling
  • Social work services for adults (including screening for public assistance, disability assistance, housing, food stamps, and more)
  • Health insurance enrollment if you are eligible

The Free Clinics are operated in partnership with students from two of New York’s premiere medical schools: New York University and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Students are supervised at all times by senior Institute physicians. Free clinic services are only for adults. All children in New York State are eligible for Child Health Plus health insurance. You can make an appointment at any of our locationsand we will help your child enroll in Child Health Plus. After two visits to a free clinic, we will begin to make appointments for you at our regular health center. Institute for Family Health centers accept all patients, even those without insurance. We offer discounted services based on your family income. You will not be turned away.

ECHO Free Clinic

Walton Family Health Center 1894 Walton Avenue Bronx, NY 10453 718-583-3060 or 1-800-836-1316


Saturday mornings, 9am-12pm (except holidays). Some walk-ins are accepted, but it is best to call and make an appointment to guarantee that you will be seen. Visit the Walton-Echo Free Clinic website for more information.

New York City Free Clinic

Sidney Hillman/Phillips Family Practice 16 East 16th St., 3rd Floor Manhattan, NY 10003 212-206-5200


Saturday mornings, 9am-1pm (except holidays). An appointment is necessary. Call 212-206-5200 to make an appointment. Visit the New York City Free Clinic website for more information.

Women’s Health Free Clinic

The Women’s Health Free Clinic (WHFC) became the nation’s first comprehensive, free, student-coordinated women’s health clinic. The clinic is a partnership between New York University School of Medicine, the Reproductive Health Access Project, and the Institute for Family Health. The Women’s Health Free Clinic is opened two Saturdays per month; please call for a schedule.

Sidney Hillman/Phillips Family Practice
16 East 16th St., 3rd Floor
Manhattan, NY 10003

The Women’s Health Free Clinic offers:

  • Routine GYN exam / well-woman exam
  • Pap smears, HPV testing
  • Contraception
  • STD testing and treatment
  • Pregnancy testing  and counseling
  • and much more!

The Free Clinic at the Sidney Hillman/Phillips Family Practice helps uninsured patients access health care.