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Health Care in New York City

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on: Feb 12, 2020

Summary: New York City is widely regarded as one of the best places in the world for specialized health care. Here are some important medical resources for expats living in New York City.

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General Information About Healthcare in New York City

Expats should read our general article about Healthcare in the US.

The health services available in New York City are excellent provided you do your homework. People come from all over the United States to access some of the best hospitals and medical centers in the world.

Remember, New York is a name used by both a state and a city. So, the website for the New York State Health Department will have helpful resources, as will the website for the New York City Health Department.

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Pharmacies in New York City

There are many Pharmacies in New York City - more than 2,600 of them. There are so many that you'll sometimes hear native New Yorker's complain about how they've overtaken the entire city (along with Starbucks and a few other chains). That being said, when you really need a pharmacy, you won't have to travel far to find one.

Walgreens (including its subsidiary Duane Reade) and CVS are the biggest chains in the city. You can use the store locator on their sites to find the location nearest to you (or where you're considering moving.

New York City Hospitals

NYU Langone Health

NYU Langone Health has numerous facilities throughout New York City. Most notable are Kimmel Pavilion, which is pictured above is located on East 34th Street (at 1st), Tisch Hospital just next door to Kimmel Pavilion at 1st Avenue (near 33rd Street), Hassenfeld Children's Hospital, NYU Langone Hospital in Brooklyn and

Kimmel Pavilion

Kimmel Pavilion (includes Hassenfeld Children's Hospital) 30 7th Avenue
New York, New York 10011
Tel: 1(646) 665-6000

NYU Tisch Hospital
550 First Avenue
New York, New York 10016
Tel: 212-263-5800

NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital
301 East 17th Street
New York, New York 10003
Tel: 212-598-6000

NYU Langone Hospital Brooklyn
150 55th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11220
Tel: 718-630-7000

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) is a world-renowned cancer hospital. In addition to its main locations on Manhattan's Upper East Side (multiple buildings and centers), MSK has 3 locations in New Jersey, 3 locations on Long Island and one location in Westchester. Their expansion into suburban NYC areas has made it easier for people through the tri-state area to access top quality cancer treatment.

Main Building
1275 York Avenue
New York, New York 10065
Tel: 800-525-2225

New York-Presbyterian

New York-Presbyterian is another world-renowned hospital with locations throughout New York City. Over the years, several top hospitals joined together to become New York-Presbyterian with the most notable being Columbia Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medical Center.

See Map for Numerous Locations
Tel: 877-697-9355

Hospital for Special Surgery

The Hospital for Special Surgery is consistently ranked among the top orthopedic hospitals in the world.

See Map for Numerous Locations
Tel: 877-697-9355

Lenox Health Greenwich Village - Northwell Health

If you live in Greenwich Village, your local emergency room is located in Lenox Health Greenwich Village - Northwell Health. Lenox Health Greenwich Village also operates several neighborhood physician partner practices and urgent care facilities.

Emergency Department
30 7th Avenue
New York, New York 10011
Tel: 1(646) 665-6000

Bellevue Hospital

Bellevue Hospital (aka NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue) is the oldest hospital in America. Bellevue has an emergency room and level 1 Trauma center. Bellevue is known for its psychiatric care and services, but also has cardiology, neurology, toxicology, and neonatology departments. They have a list of services at Bellevue on their website that makes it easy to determine if Bellevue is the right choice for your medical issue or emergency.

NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
462 First Avenue
New York, New York 10016

Tel: 1(212)562-4141

Mount Sinai

Mount Sinai has hospitals and facilities throughout New York City (List of Locations).

281 First Avenue
(First Avenue at 16th Street)
New York, New York 10003

Tel: 1(212) 420-2000

Other Key Mount Sinai Locations:

Mount Sinai Brooklyn
3201 Kings Highway
Brooklyn, New York 11234

Tel: 1(718) 252-3000

Mount Sinai Queens
25-10 30th Avenue
Astoria, New York 11102

Tel: 1(718) 932-1000

Mount Sinai St. Luke's
1111 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, New York 10025

Tel: 1(212) 523-4000

Mount Sinai West
1000 Tenth Avenue
New York, New York 10019

Tel: 1(212) 523-4000

The Mount Sinai Hospital
1 Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, New York 10029-6574

Tel: 1(212) 241-6500

Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital
1184 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10029

Tel: 1(212) 241-9500

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000. Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Some of Joshua's more popular articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and 5 Best Places to Live in Spain. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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