Stroke Prevention and Care | NYC Health + Hospitals

Stroke Prevention and Care

Our highly-skilled and experienced clinicians intervene quickly in case of a possible stroke to prevent or minimize the potentially adverse effects on a person’s health.

A stroke is caused by a blood clot to the brain. When strokes occur, patients require rapid care to prevent disability or death.

How We Care For You

Many of NYC Health + Hospitals’ facilities are designated Stroke Centers  by the New York State Department of Health. Our dedicated and caring stroke team is specially trained in stroke diagnosis and treatment, so we can provide urgent care, rapid diagnosis, and effective treatment.

Know the signs of a stroke and call 911 if you suspect you may be experiencing a stroke. Signs and symptoms include:

  • Sudden weakness or numbness of the face, arm, or leg on one side of the body
  • Confusion or difficulty speaking or understanding
  • Trouble walking
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of balance
  • Severe unexplained headaches

Our Stroke Centers operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We provide rapid testing, analysis, and affordable treatment giving all New Yorkers the best chance for a complete recovery.

A NYC Health + Hospitals’ facility near you has a Stroke Center:

NYC Health + Hospitals provides high quality health care to all New Yorkers, regardless of their ability to pay. But we’ll also help you find health insurance if you need it. Click here to learn more about MetroPlus, our affordable and comprehensive health insurance plan.


Contact Us

NYC Health + Hospitals provides rapid and effective stroke treatment at our Stroke Centers  across New York City. We have full wellness teams in every borough with extended hours that fit your busy schedule, dedicated to serving you and your family from the very first visit. Learn more about our extended hours.

Find a hospital or a neighborhood health center near you.

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