Bariatric Center of Excellence
NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem was approved by the Surgical Review Corporation of the American College of Surgeons as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. We have also been designated as a Bariatric Surgery Center for Medicaid and Medicare Patients.
As a Bariatric Specialty Center, the hospital’s specialty services will include surgical procedures performed to treat severe obesity and obesity-related health problems. These designations tell the world that patients referred to NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem will be treated by the most experienced providers, receive the best care and have the best outcomes. For more information call the Bariatric clinic at
In 2009, NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem was proud to earn the designation as the first Baby Friendly Hospital in New York City. NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem has joined other pioneering birth facilities across the United States to assist pregnant women and new mothers in one of the most rewarding experiences of motherhood: breastfeeding.
We have been recognized as a leader by Baby Friendly USA for declaring our commitment to the principles of the global Baby-Friendly Initiative and establishing the highest standard possible for the protection, promotion, and support of breastfeeding.
We are proud to be the first Hospital in New York City that has met the World Health Organization’s standards to join this worldwide effort to offer the best possible start to our newborn patients and their families. For more information about the Baby friendly Program, contact Alison Benjamin at
The Medina Clinic is the first of its kind in New York City, to provide comprehensive primary care, health education, and outreach screening with the cultures and languages of the African community in mind. The Medina Clinic is, of course, open to people of all cultures and everyone from the Harlem community is welcome to visit the Medina Clinic to receive first-class culturally sensitive care.
The goal of the Medina Clinic is to reach a population that typically doesn’t seek medical treatment, and ultimately fully integrate them into NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem’s network of services. The Medina Clinic is an extension of the NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem department of Ambulatory Care, which provides services throughout the week, with extended evening and weekend hours.
The clinic is operated with grant funded assistance from the New York State Health Foundation, The HHC Foundation of New York City, and the Avon Foundation. Consistent with the foundations’ objectives, the project provides services that are needed for the State’s most vulnerable populations. The expected outcome is to establish a replicable clinic model that will provide appropriate health care services consistent with the cultural and religious practices of the Harlem African community residents. For more information or to make an appointment call:
NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem
506 Lenox Avenue
New York, NY 10037
Lenox Avenue Health Center
115 West 116th Street 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10026