Welcome to our Patient Resources page. Please review the following page to learn more about being a patient at La Casita de la Salud and about healthcare resources available in New York City.
Who Is Eligible?
La Casita de la Salud is committed to serving the underserved and uninsured populations of New York City. We see all patients regardless of their sexual orientation, race, socioeconomic status, religious beliefs, immigration documentation, or health status. At this time, we are only able to see uninsured patients.
Scheduling an Appointment
Our clinic is open on Saturdays from 8 AM to 12 PM.
If you would like to make appointment, please contact one of our Patient Coordinators via phone (845-519-7119) or via our online appointment form.
Our Patient Coordinators are Spanish-speaking and will keep all of your personal information confidential and private. They will assist you in obtaining the necessary paperwork to enroll as a patient at our clinic.
Services Offered at La Casita de la Salud
We are proud to offer comprehensive healthcare services to uninsured New Yorkers. In an effort to provide culturally competent care, a Spanish-speaking interpreter is on staff at all clinic dates, and all printed materials are available in both English and Spanish.
All of the following services are provided to our patients:
- Basic primary and preventive care
- Non-emergency urgent care
- Patient health education and awareness
- Physical exams
- Women’s health (click here for more information about our Women’s Health Clinic)
- Men’s health
- Sexually transmitted infection testing
- Laboratory testing
- Referrals for imaging (including X-ray, MRI, and ultrasound) and all medical specialties
- Screening to help you qualify for Medicaid, Family Health Plus, or similar free public insurance programs
Unfortunately, there are a few services that we are unable to offer at the clinic. These include:
- Dental care
- Pre-natal care (care during pregnancy)
- Care of advanced chronic conditions such as chronic heart disease
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is La Casita de la Salud a free clinic?
A: Patients are fee-scaled and charged according to their income level. While La Casita does offer some services free of charge, it is only to those patients that qualify. The clinic does have reduced fees for all patients; charges for services can range from $0-60.
Q: Is La Casita a walk-in clinic?
A: No, all patients must have a scheduled appointment. To schedule an appointment please contact our patient coordinators. Patients must also be pre-registered before the set appointment date (read below for more information).
Q: Why do I need to pre-register?
A: Pre-registration is a process to fee-scale patients. The patient is then charged according to their income level. Patients must bring the following documentation at the time of pre-registration: Click here to download Pre-registration Requirements (link pending). By pre-registering, you will be able to get access to Metropolitan Hospital services as well.
Q: Do I need an appointment to pre-register?
A:No and yes, you must have a scheduled clinic appointment before being able to pre-register. However, you can walk-in to the clinic from Monday-Friday through 8am-2:30pm to pre-register.
Q: Are there any requirements to be a La Casita patient?
A: Yes, any potential patient must reside in New York City or the surrounding metropolitan area, be 18 or older, and be uninsured.
Q: Can I be seen regardless of my legal immigration status?
A: Yes, La Casita seeks to help the underserved community of East Harlem regardless of immigration status. We will never inquire nor disclose you legal status in the United States.
Q: I am not fluent in English, will someone be able to translate?
A: Yes, La Casita staffs certified interpreters to help non-English speaking patients.
Q: Do you offer clinical laboratory work?
A: Yes, the clinic offers lab work; including but not limited to TB, HIV, drug testing as well as lipid, glucose, and cholesterol panels.
Q: Will I be able to see a specialist during my appointment?
A: No, during your appointment you will be seen by the general physician. At that time, the physician will determine if a referral to a specialist is needed. Patients will be referred to a specialist in Metropolitan Hospital.
Other Health Resources in NYC
La Casita de la Salud strives to provide complete medical care to all our patients. We offer the following list of healthcare resources as a way to fully support our patients’ diverse needs.
New York City Area
New York City Free Clinic – Manhattan
Columbia Student Medical Outreach (CoSMO) – Manhattan
East Harlem Health Outreach Program (EHHOP) – Manhattan
Institute for Urban and Family Health Clinics – Manhattan and Bronx
Einstein Community Health Outreach (ECHO) – Bronx
Brooklyn Free Clinic – Brooklyn
Gay Men’s Health Crisis
National Student-Run Clinics Organization
Make an Appointment
Patients may book appointments online at our scheduling website here. Your information and requests are kept 100% confidential. You may also call us at (845) 519-7119.