The Institute for Family Health at 17th Street

Street Address

230 West 17th Street
New York, NY - 10011

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The Institute for Family Health at 17th Street

About The Institute for Family Health at 17th Street

This clinic operates under a SLIDING SCALE model.This means that it MAY NOT be free depending on your income.You will be required to prove financial need in order to receive free services or services at a reduced cost.In order to get more information on this clinic, click on the icons below. You may be required to join for free in order to access full contact information.

Services at The Institute for Family Health include:

  • Primary Care
  • Behavioral Health
  • Insurance Enrollment and Social Services
  • Diabetes Care
  • Health Care for Teens
  • Free Clinics for the Uninsured
  • Services for HIV/AIDS
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Womens Health Care

They accept Medicaid, Medicare, and most insurance plans. If you do not have health insurance, they offer a sliding-fee discount program. You may be eligible based only on income and family size. No one is turned away.


In-Person Primary Care
Monday Friday: 8:30am 5:00pm

Telehealth (Video and phone visits) for Primary Care and Behavioral Health
Monday Thursday:   8:00am 8:00pm
Friday: 8:00am 6:00pm
Sat & Sun: 8:00am 6:00pm

Mission Statement

The mission of the Institute for Family Health is to improve access to high quality, patient-centered primary health care targeted to the needs of medically underserved communities.

Since this is a sliding fee scale clinic, we have provided the Federal Poverty Guidelines below. Visit the The Institute for Family Health at 17th Street website listed above to see what the level is needed for free care.

Federal Poverty Guidelines for 2021

Persons In Family HouseholdPoverty Guideline Salary per year
1 $12,760
2 $17,240
3 $21,720
4 $26,200
5 $30,680
6 $35,160
7 $39,640
8 $44,120

For Households with more than 8 persons, add $4,480 for each additional person.
*Alaska and Hawaii have different rates for HUD federal poverty guidelines.
These numbers above represent 100% of the Federal Poverty Rate. In order to get reduced or free services from some clinics, they use a sliding fee scale based on your income.When they use a sliding fee scale, the 100% rate can be different than 100%. In those cases, using for example a 200% federal poverty level, you will only need double the 100% number listed above to 200%.

COVID-19 Information for Patients

Contact your healthcare provider by phone before coming to a clinic or hospital if you meet the following criteria:
  • Symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath, fatigue, headache
  • Symptoms such as muscle or body aches, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose.
  • Contact with someone with confirmed COVID-19 within 14 days of onset of systems

Mild Covid Symptoms

  • Low-grade fever (approx 100 degrees Fahrenheit for adults)
  • Nasal congestion
  • Runny nose
  • Mild, dry cough
  • Mild body aches

Moderate Covid Symptoms

  • Fever above 100.4 F
  • Persistent cough
  • Temporary shortness of breath when you exert yourself
  • Exhaustion, need to stay in bed

Severe Covid Symptoms

  • Constant trouble breathing
  • Persistent chest pain or pressure
  • Confusion
  • Trouble staying awake
  • Blue lips or face

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