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NYC Health + Hospitals to Mark National Depression Screening Day with Free Screenings and Referrals for Treatment

Oct 04, 2017

New York, NY

NYC Health + Hospitals will mark National Depression Screening Day on Thursday, October 5, by offering free, confidential depression screenings and treatment referrals to mental health providers and support resources at 15 patient care locations across New York City. Screenings are conducted by mental health professionals in individual, private consultations, and are designed to identify symptoms of depression and mood disorders. Patients requiring assistance will be referred to the appropriate levels of treatment within each location.

“NYC Health + Hospitals is one of the largest providers of mental health services in New York City,” said Dr. Machelle Allen, Chief Medical Officer, NYC Health + Hospitals. “Our providers understand the critical need for access to mental health care in New York City, which is why the health system continues to provide mental health care wherever our patients are seen, by integrating it with other care, including in primary care, pediatrics, and adolescent medicine, as well as in obstetrics where pregnant women are screened for maternal depression.”

As a major provider of behavioral and mental health services for New Yorkers, NYC Health + Hospitals has a team of expert and compassionate health care providers who focus on prevention, provide mental health care with the same urgency as any other health condition, and work toward recovery and a better quality of life for all patients. The health system has integrated universal depression screening for adults in primary care to reach even more New Yorkers who may be suffering from mental illness. Specialized services, including help for depression, for youth ages 12-21 are also available at YouthHealth neighborhood centers in all five boroughs.

Depression is a common yet serious medical condition, characterized by pervasive low mood, loss of interest or pleasure in nearly all activities, and significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning. Other symptoms include difficulty concentrating, loss of energy, trouble sleeping, changes in weight, feelings of worthlessness, and recurrent thoughts of death or suicide. Early detection and treatment can reduce suffering and improve quality of life.

Depression screenings will be offered on Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the following locations:


NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
462 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016
(212) 562-4141

NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem
506 Lenox Avenue
New York, NY 10037

NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan
1901 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10029
(212) 423-6262

NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Gouverneur
227 Madison Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 238-7000


NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln
234 East 149th Street
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 579-5000

NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx
3424 Kossuth Avenue
Bronx, NY 10467
(718) 519-5000

NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Morrisania
1225 Gerard Avenue
Bronx, New York 10452
(718) 960-2777

NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi
1400 Pelham Pkwy. South
Bronx, NY 10461
(718) 918-5000


NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island
2601 Ocean Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11235
(718) 616-3000

NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County
451 Clarkson Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 245-3131

NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull
760 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11206
(718) 963-8000

NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, East New York
2094 Pitkin Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11207
(718) 240-0400

NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Cumberland
100 North Portland Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(718) 260-7500


NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst
79-01 Broadway
Elmhurst, NY 11373
(718) 334-4000

NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens
82-68 164th Street
Queens, NY 11432
(718) 883-3000