Free Clinics for the Uninsured
The Institute for Family Health receives generous support from Robin Hood to operate two free clinics, one in the Bronx and one in Manhattan. The clinics provide comprehensive, high-quality health care to people who are uninsured. All services are free and confidential. The Free Clinics are open on Saturday mornings, except holidays. We offer:
- Medical care for adults (including primary care, women’s health and gynecology, men’s health, disease prevention and screening, vaccinations, and more)
- Health education
- Social work services for adults (including screening for public assistance, disability assistance, housing, food stamps, and more)
- Health insurance enrollment if you are eligible
The Free Clinics are operated in partnership with students from two of New York’s premiere medical schools: New York University and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Students are supervised at all times by senior Institute physicians. Free clinic services are only for adults. All children in New York State are eligible for Child Health Plus health insurance. You can make an appointment at any of our locations and we will help your child enroll in Child Health Plus. After two visits to a free clinic, we will begin to make appointments for you at our regular health center. Institute for Family Health centers accept all patients, even those without insurance. We offer discounted services based on your family income. You will not be turned away.
ECHO Free Clinic
Walton Family Health Center
1894 Walton Avenue
Bronx, NY 10453
(347) 854-0170 or 1-800-836-1316
Saturday mornings, 9am-12pm (except holidays). You must make an appointment to visit the Free Clinic. Before your appointment, we will ask you if you have any COVID-19 symptoms or if you had a positive COVID-19 test in the last 14 days. If so, we will ask you to schedule an in-person or telehealth appointment at one of our health center locations. Visit the Walton-Echo Free Clinic website for more information.