How can I find a City health center near me?
Who is eligible to receive services from a City health center?
What services are offered at the City health centers?
The health centers offer a wide range of primary care and public health services.Primary Medical Care
- Adult and pediatric care including check-ups, well and sick childcare, urgent care, immunizations, STD, HIV and after hour on-call service.
- These services are supported by on-site lab, x-ray, pharmacy, EKG, vision and hearing screening services.
- Most centers provide podiatry, dermatology, and gynecology services. Patients requiring additional outpatient specialty services are referred to a designated hospital.
How can I find a City health center near me?
Other Clinical Services
- Dental treatment for adults and children
- Prenatal care, family planning and emergency contraception - HIV/AIDS counseling, testing and care
- Pharmacy services
Other Support Services
- Social workers provide counseling on mental health, housing, SSI, family planning, and other issues. In addition, they make referrals to other support services outside the health center.
- Benefit counselors are also available to assist patients with applications and information about health insurance.
- On-site and telephone interpreters are available for patients who speak and/or read languages other than English.
What dental services are offered at the City health centers?
A full range of primary dental services is available at seven of the health centers. (There are no dental services at Strawberry Mansion Health Center.)
These services include diagnosis and treatment of adults and children, cleaning, x-rays, restorations, (fillings), and simple extractions. Some prostodontal (dentures) and endodontal services are also available.
The dental program will provide urgent care to relieve pain and discomfort but encourages all patients to make regular appointments to maintain their dental health.
Are services at the City health centers available for people who do not speak English?
Do the City health centers have a walk-in clinic?
While we prefer patients to make appointments, each health center operates a walk-in clinic every day of the week. The walk-in clinic is designed to ensure that adults or children who have urgent medical care needs can have them addressed.
To receive care in the walk-in clinic, patients must be able to meet the eligible criteria related to the medical services they seek. A registered nurse will evaluate every patient seeking walk-in care. Based upon the nurse's evaluation, patients will then either see the doctor, be sent to an emergency room if necessary, be given an appointment for a future date, or be directed to a facility best able to meet the patient's needs.
Patients must meet all program eligibility requirements in order to be seen in the walk-in clinic.
- Will the City health centers complete medical evaluation forms for things such as driver's licenses, employment or summer camp?
Are there any patients who can not come to a City health center?
If a patient has a doctor who works outside of a health center that is being paid (capitated) by an HMO, or if a patient is a member of a non-participating HMO, that patient will not be seen by a doctor for a primary healthcare problem.
Patients can still come to the health center if they require care for a public health problem such as STD treatment, HIV counseling and testing, TB diagnosis and treatment, family planning, or immunizations.
How can I find other health centers near me?
What information do new patients need to bring to a City health center on their first visit?
What should I bring to a City health center as acceptable proof of identity?
Acceptable proof of identity is a driver's license, or any official picture ID (university, school, employer), a passport, an I94 card, or an alien registration card.
If you do not have a picture ID, we may accept: a voter's registration card, some sort of medical record document, an insurance card or other some official/legal document. We may also accept a checkbook with the patient or parent's name and address printed on the checks.
You do not need to have a social security number or card to get services.
What is acceptable proof of residence in the City?
Are services at the City health centers free, or is there a charge?
What insurance do the City health centers accept?
Can I come to a City health center if I have no insurance?
You are not required to have insurance to be seen in a health center. If you are uninsured, one of our benefits counselors or social workers may be able to assist you in getting insurance for you and/or your family.
We charge a small sliding-scale fee to uninsured patients based on household income.