Mount Sinai School Health Program
The mission of the Mount Sinai School Health Program is to help children and youth in the neighboring community of East Harlem, which borders Mount Sinai Hospital, get the care they need to prevent and treat illness. We know how difficult it can be for busy parents to keep up with all of their children’s health care needs. We also know that healthier kids are better learners. That’s why we strive to make it easier for parents by bringing high-quality health care services to the schools where their kids spend most of their day.
Established in 1983, the Mount Sinai School Health Program, in partnership with East Harlem public schools, delivers comprehensive primary care, mental health care and preventative services to students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. We bring together a caring multidisciplinary team that includes licensed doctors, nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants, social workers, health educators, medical assistants, and health coordinators. All students are seen regardless of insurance or ability to pay; however, students must register to receive services. (Students who are not registered can still receive first aid and emergency care.)
We currently have pediatric school-based health centers at four East Harlem school buildings that house eight schools:
- P.S. 38 and Dream Charter School
- P.S. 83 and Bilingual Bicultural Mini-School/P.S. 182
- P.S./M.S. 108
- Esperanza Preparatory Academy, Global Neighborhood Secondary School, and Talented and Gifted School at Tito Puente Education Complex.
An outstanding feature of our program is that students can be referred to Mount Sinai Hospital, one of the nation’s top teaching and research hospitals, for specialty care and other services not provided at their school-based health center.
- General medical care (comprehensive and acute care)
- Laboratory testing
- Complete physical exams
- Prescriptions and dispensing of medications
- Health education and counseling services
- First aid
- Screening and referrals for health insurance (if you do not have insurance)
- Referrals for medical, dental and mental health services
- Completion of forms for summer camp, after-school programs, and working papers
- Pregnancy testing
- HIV testing and pre/post test counseling
- STI testing, counseling and treatment
- Reproductive health care
- 24-hour access to care at Mount Sinai Hospital by calling the physician on call 7 days a week
Mount Sinai school-based health centers are closed on the following holidays and any other days/times the schools are closed. However, students who are enrolled in the Mount Sinai School Health Program have 24-hour access to medical care at Mount Sinai Hospital.
- New Year’s Day
- Martin Luther King’s Birthday
- President’s Day
- Memorial Day
- July 4th
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
Translation services are available for all non-English speaking patients and visually and/or hearing impaired patients. There is a bilingual (Spanish) staff member present at all sites.
There is no out-of-pocket cost for services.
If you have insurance, your insurance company will be billed. If you do not have insurance, there is no cost to your family.
Mount Sinai School Health Program
1 Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY 10029
Hours of Operation
Practice hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Appointments with doctor or nurse practitioner: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am – 2:30 pm