The Samuel J. Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts

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 practice is located at 729 7th avenue between 48th and 49th street, in the heart of Times Square.

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 and accept walk-ins. For scheduling appointments by phone, you can either call our office at 212-930-7300 or send a text message. To schedule by text message, text “Hello” to 474-624 on weekdays between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. You will be redirected to a secure chat portal to easily book an appointment without a phone call.

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
  •  Sports Medicine
    • Evaluation and assessment of sport and orthopedic injuries
    • Pain Management
    • Injections
  • Dermatology
    • Medical and surgical services for adults
    • Treatment and management solutions for acne, eczema, and  psoriasis
    • Skin cancer screening
    • Cosmetic procedures such as injectable fillers, chemical peels, and Botox
  • Physical Therapy
    • Former dancer and physical therapist Kumi Dikengil Kay examines each individual and develops a plan, using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability.

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

Meet Our Physical Therapist

Headshot of Kumi Dikengil Kay

Kumi Dikengil Kay began studying ballet at age five and performed regularly with the New Jersey Ballet Company throughout high school. She graduated from New York University Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in dance in 2002. After graduation she danced with Refractions Dance Collective in NYC before becoming certified in pilates mat and equipment work through Pilates Physical Mind Institute. Kumi continued to pursue her interest in the human body and movement by returning to graduate school to earn her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Seton Hall University in 2011 and her Orthopedic Clinical Specialty in 2015. Prior to joining the Friedman Health Center, she was the lead physical therapist at Atlantic Health Sports Rehab and also the physical therapist for the dance department of Montclair State University.


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.