Service Programs

School Health Program: The Montefiore School Health Program is the largest school-based health program of its kind in the country, with more than 13,000 children registered in 13 schools in the Bronx – five elementary, one K-8, two middle and five high schools.

Health Care for the Homeless Program

ECHO Free Clinic: This free clinic was set up by students from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Visit their website.  The ECHO clinic inspired other students in New York City to set up free clinics.  See our postings on Free and Low Cost Health Care in NYC.

Human Rights Clinic: This clinic, located at Comprehensive Health Care Center performs evaluations of survivors of torture.  Learn more about it at the HealthRight International website.  This clinic has also been described in two articles in the Journal of General Internal Medicine from April 2007 and July 2008

Community Health Promoters

  • Community Health Promoters Training Program for Bangladeshi Community: For more information, contact Dr. Alison Karasz
  • OPEN-IT Clinic: The Montefiore CHCC is federally qualified health center in the Highbridge-Morrisania (HM) section of the South Bronx where 30% of the population is foreign born and 45% do not have a personal doctor. The CHCC established the OPEN-IT Clinic (Opportunities Pro-Immigrant Elderly Newcomers-International Travel) to provide culturally appropriate clinical services to immigrants, and educate resident physicians in immigration/travel medicine. The multiple barriers for HM residents to access available health care services include language, cultural differences, fear of retribution (for undocumented residents), and lack of knowledge regarding available services. To address these barriers, the CHW-OPEN-IT clinic collaboration recruited and trained Community Health Workers (CHWs). For more information contact: Angela Soto.

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