Samuel Friedman Health Center

The Actors Fund and Mount Sinai Doctors have partnered to create a health center for the performing arts and entertainment community in New York City. The 2024 Tony Honors award winning practice serves as the only medical care provider that is focused on the primary and specialty healthcare needs of the entertainment and performing arts community.

The Samuel J. Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts is located in the heart of Times Square at 729 7th Avenue, between 48th and 49th Streets.

The Samuel J. Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts serves as the medical care provider that is focused on the particular health care needs of the entertainment and performing arts community. It is also open to the public.

We schedule appointments in advance. You can make an appointment 24/7 through the Find a Doctor option or the MyMountSinai app

We offer:

  • Expedited referrals to physicians within the Mount Sinai Health System
  • Extended hours that are sensitive to entertainment industry work schedules
  • Continuity of care for those who experience regular changes in health insurance coverage
  • Health insurance enrollment and counseling available through The Actors Fund

Our full range of services include the following:

  • General Family Care
    • Check-ups and preventive care
    • Diagnosis and management of acute and chronic adult medical problems
    • Co-management of complex problems together with Mount Sinai sub-specialists
    • Immunizations
    • Flu Shots
    • Pre-travel counseling
    • Pap smears and breast exams
    • Treatment and testing for sexually transmitted infections (STDs)
    • Screening for diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and certain cancers
    • LGBT health and PrEP
  • Gynecology
    • Pap smears
    • Hormone Replacement Therapy
    • Follow-up abnormal Pap smear such as colposcopy and loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) to treat abnormal cervical cells
    • Family Planning including IUD (intrauterine device) insertion/removal 
  • Podiatry
    • Evaluation and assessment of Performing Arts and Dance injuries
    • Diagnosis and management of Podiatry Conditions including:
      • Achilles Tendon Rupture
      • Arthritis
      • Athlete’s Foot
      • Bunions
      • Club foot
      • Diabetic foot conditions
      • Flat feet
      • Fractures and sprains
      • Gout
      • Hammer toes
      • Heel pain
      • Ingrown toenails
      • Pressure Ulcers
      • Plantar fasciitis
      • Plantar warts
      • Tendinitis
    • Foot Drop Surgery
    • Hammer Toe Correction
    • Ingrown Toenail Removal
    • Laceration Repair
    • Open Reduction And Internal Fixation Surgery
    • Orthotics
    • Podiatric Surgery
    • Skin Biopsy, Skin Graft, or Skin Lesion Removal
    • Tendon Repair
  • Sports Medicine
    • Evaluation and assessment of sport and orthopedic injuries
    • Pain Management

We ask new patients to arrive 15 minutes early and bring photo ID and insurance card. Current patients must bring a current insurance card.


The Friedman Health Center accepts many insurance plans, including entertainment union plans, commercial insurance, several Marketplace/Exchange plans, Medicare, and Workers Compensation. If you are uninsured and actively working in performing arts or entertainment, please call The Actors Fund’s Artists Health Insurance Resource Center at 917-281-5975 for assistance.

To learn more about The Friedman Health Center, please visit The Actors Fund site.