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Local Urgent Care and Telehealth Services

Apr 10, 2020
Local Urgent Care and Telehealth Services

Lincoln Square has two walk-in clinics at northern end of the district, CityMD and GoHealth. During these difficult times, these clinics are staying open to the community and offering services to keep locals healthy and at ease.

Northwell Health’s GoHealth Urgent Care center, at 199 Amsterdam Avenue at 69th Street, is open for its normal hours daily during this time, daily from 8:00am to 8:00pm. Patients can book appointments online or over the phone, and can also call for a mask upon arrival—a healthcare worker will hand one to patients outside of the entrance, just call the center at (212) 721-4200. GoHealth is testing sparingly for COVID-19, meaning that only high risk patients will be tested (see more information on the website), and encourages patients with questions and concerns about COVID-19 and possible infection to schedule a Virtual Visit online before coming in. This minimizes exposure for all patients. Click here to read about Virtual Visits.

CityMD Urgent Care, at 2025 Broadway at 69th Street, is open daily for its normal hours, 8:00am to 8:00pm Monday through Friday and 8:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday and Sunday. CityMD is also only capable of testing high risk patients for COVID-19 at this time (see more information on the website). CityMD offers telemedicine services to patients with Virtual Care. Patients who would like to speak to a doctor right away or before coming in can click here to schedule an appointment.

Mount Sinai West, a community staple of Lincoln Square just south of the district borders, is setting up tents outside of its hospitals on West 59th and West 114th Streets to prepare for an influx of patients expected to go to the hospital to be treated for COVID-19. According to a spokesperson, these triage tents are intended to further protect patients and staff as individuals with emergency needs continue to seek services. These tents will not serve as testing sites for COVID-19. Patients will be evaluated at the tents and admited to the hospital if needed. Additionally, Mount Sinai West, offers telemedicine services too. Patients can video chat with doctors for diagnosis and receive prescriptions for medicine from the comfort of home. These urgent care virtual visits are just $25 per consultation. Click here for more information about Mount Sinai NOW. These Virtual Care services are also the fastest way to receive advice and care regarding COVID-19. Mount Sinai encourages patients who can to utilize virtual visits to keep themselves, staff, and other patients as safe as possible. 

Lighthouse Guild’s staff is continuing to provide essential services to people who are blind and have low vision. The organization has modified its programs so that behavioral and medical healthcare services are available via telehealth, connecting patients with providers from the comfort and safety of their own homes. People who are blind or visually impaired can access telehealth services or other Lighthouse Guild services by calling (800) 284-4422. The Lighthouse Guild also now offers a tele-support group specific to the COVID-19 crisis that connects Wednesdays at 2:00pm. Click here to read a flyer for the group

Stay safe and, for safety and social distancing, take advantage of virtual services if needed.

Also, as part of New York State's COVID-19 response, an Emotional Support Line has been set up to provide free and confidential support, helping callers experiencing increased anxiety due to the coronavirus emergency. The Help Line is staffed by volunteers, including mental health professionals, who have received training in crisis counseling. Read more from the New York Office of Mental Health here: https://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/covid-19-resources.htmlOMH Emotional Support Line: 1-844-863-9314.

Photo credit: Northwell Health