Every child who comes into one of The Children's Aid Society's health centers receives comprehensive, continuous and coordinated care. Children are assigned to a primary care provider who serves as his or her "medical home." Adolescent-friendly services including confidential reproductive health and family planning services are also available at all sites. In addition to preventive and illness care, all health centers also provide pharmacy and laboratory services for our patients.
Pediatricians in collaboration with nurse practitioners, provide the majority of our medical services. Most specialty and in-patient services are referred to Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York-Presbyterian Hospital or The Children's Hospital at Montefiore, depending on a family's location.
Whereas our school-based centers serve their school communities, Children’s Aid’s community health centers are open to the public and accept all forms of public health insurance and some forms of private insurance and. Health insurance enrollment services, through our Health Care Access Program, are available on site.
Community Health Centers
With locations in the Bronx, Harlem and Midtown East, our community health centers provide a wide range of services to children and teenagers.
- Comprehensive Medical
- Mental Health
- Family Planning
- MFC – Medical Foster Care
School Based Health Centers (SBHC)
School Based Health Centers (SBHC) are considered by experts the pinnacle of preventive health care. No other program is as successful in delivering health care to children at no cost to the patient, and in the comfort of their school.
For many underserved children, The Children's Aid Society's school-based health centers are their first and only access to health care.
With parent's consent, we provide medical, dental and mental health services, and concerns are addressed in the school setting. This proactive approach prevents health issues from becoming acute concerns in the home and in the community and translates to fewer emergency room visits. As a result, school aged children’s attendance increase and parent’s absence from work decrease.
A qualified team of pediatricians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants, social workers, psychiatrists, dentist, orthodontists, health educators, medical assistants and other support staff, care for over 4,000 students each year. By constantly, monitoring the physical and mental health of children at the most important developmental stages of their lives, and by providing this support in a safe environment, we increase these children chances of success.
Five of the Children’s Aid health services facilities are located throughout Community Schools in Washington Heights and Harlem. Additionally we provide school-linked health services to students in the Bronx at our Bronx Family Center.