Lower Manhattan offers a range of primary and preventive care facilities as well as many of the finest specialty services in the city. In addition, community members can benefit from a variety of educational, outreach and support initiatives.
New York Downtown Hospital
Lower Manhattan's only full-service hospital, New York Downtown Hospital is a teaching hospital that provides a full range of health and social services. These services include traditional inpatient care as well as social services, assistance with housing, midwifery and other supportive activities. The hospital is currently in the midst of a $25 million renovation of its Lehman Brothers Emergency Center. The three-year, three-phase project will add state-of-the-art emergency facilities to better serve the hospital's 30,000 annual urgent-care cases.
170 William Street
Chinese Community Partnership for Health
A community-based initiative, the Chinese Partnership for Health is a collaboration between New York Downtown Hospital and 32 leading Chinese business, civic and family associations established in 1993 to help underserved members of the Chinese community get the healthcare services they need. Health screening activities conducted by specially trained outreach teams form the centerpiece of the initiative. Bilingual nurses trained in both Eastern and Western healthcare concepts and practices visits garment factories, community and senior centers and public schools to screen for high blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, breast cancer, vision and hearing, dental and other health needs. The partnership also operates a health education referral line (800-638-2868), where bilingual community health nurses provide health education, personal counseling and assistance in overcoming obstacles to healthcare for the Chinese population of New York.
170 William Street
25 Elizabeth Street, 4th floor
Founded in 1970, Betances began as a grassroots mobile health unit to bring medical care to the Lower East Side's indigent and homeless. Today, it provides medical/preventive, complimentary, and social services for more than 11,000 patients in its state-of-the-art facilities on Henry Street. The medical staff includes board-certified physicians, physician's assistants, and nurse practitioners who speak English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Russian. Primary medical services include adult and pediatric care, audiology, cardiology, opthamology, podiatry, obstetrics/gynecology, prenatal education and internal medicine. Complimentary and alternative care services include acupuncture, nutritional care, vitamin and herbal therapies, and medical massage.
Henry Street Settlement
The Henry Street Settlement on the Lower East Side was founded in 1893 to help build better lives for the community. The organization's Community Consultation Center (CCC) offers a range of primary health-care services through its first on-site medical services center Health UnLimited, which is licensed by the New York State Department of Health. services include preventative well adult and child care, immunizations, women's routine GYN/PAP tests and breast exams, screening for sexually transmitted diseases, HIV testing, acute and chronic disease management, blood work, urine analysis, glucose testing, nutritional and smoking-cessation counseling, and patient workshops on a range of wellness and health-related topics. The clinic is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with evening hours on Mondays and Wednesdays until 8 p.m.
280 Henry Street
Community Consultation Center
40 Montgomery Street