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NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Judson Continues to Provide Urgent Sexual/Reproductive Care, LGBTQ Affirming Services, and Mental Health Support During COVID-19

Adhering to social distancing directive, patients will receive a comprehensive telephonic assessment, followed by in-person appointments as medically necessary

Apr 28, 2020

New York, NY

NYC Health + Hospitals today announced that NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Judson will continue to provide urgent sexual/reproductive care, LGBTQ affirming services, and mental health support for New York City’s adolescents and emerging adults during the COVID-19 emergency. Adhering to the social distancing directive and to ensure the safety of our staff and patients, those wanting to access these services should first call 212-925-5000 to receive a comprehensive telephonic assessment. An in-person appointment with a healthcare provider will then be scheduled as medically necessary.

“As COVID-19 reached the US, NYC Health + Hospitals was committed to providing the healthcare New Yorkers needed, at the right time and the right setting to ensure their safety,” said Michelle Lewis, CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health. “As New Yorkers experience a reduction of some healthcare services due to the Coronavirus pandemic, NYC Health + Hospitals understands the importance of continuing to reach LGBTQ communities.”

The following services are being provided over telephonic visits at NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Judson, with medical in-person appointments being scheduled as clinically appropriate:

  • STI testing and treatment
  • Emergency contraception and birth control
  • PrEP/PEP
  • Urgent GYN needs
  • Gender affirming care, including hormone therapy
  • Pregnancy testing and options counseling
  • Mental health support

NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Judson services are being temporarily relocated to Gotham Health, Gouverneur located at 227 Madison Street, New York, NY during the COVID -19 pandemic. To access services, please call 212-925-5000 (after the language prompt, press 3 to speak with a nurse).

NYC Health + Hospitals is a leader in LGBTQ medical and psychosocial care, offering a variety of services through its five Pride Health Centers, including some gender-affirming surgeries. These sites have received the “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for 2019. This honor acknowledges hospitals, community health centers, and nursing homes across the country that embrace LGBTQ inclusion and patient-centered care. Expanding access to care for LGBTQ patients is part of the health system’s broader multi-year redesign to build a competitive, sustainable organization that will continue to offer high-quality and accessible health care to the people of New York City.

For more information on NYC Health + Hospitals’ COVID-19 response, please visit their newsroom.