Mount Sinai School Health Program

The Mount Sinai School Health Program helps the children and youth of East Harlem to get the care they need to prevent and treat illness. The Mount Sinai Hospital is conveniently located on the border of the East Harlem community. As health care providers, we know how hard 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. We strive to make it easier for parents by bringing first-class health care services to the schools, where kids spend most of their day. Your School-Based Health Center does not replace your child’s primary care physician. Instead, the program adds to the care already provided by your child’s primary care physician.

Since 1983, the Mount Sinai School Health Program has partnered with the East Harlem public schools to deliver comprehensive primary care, mental health care, and preventative services to students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. We bring together a caring team of licensed doctors, nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants, social workers, health educators, medical assistants, and health coordinators.

Students can be referred to The 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.

We offer the following services:

  • Behavioral and mental health counseling
  • Care coordination
  • Community referrals
  • Complete physical exams
  • Completion of forms for summer camp, after-school programs, and working papers
  • First aid
  • General medical care (comprehensive and acute care)
  • Health education and counseling services
  • HIV testing and pre/post test counseling
  • Immunizations
  • Laboratory testing
  • Parental guidance
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Prescriptions and dispensing of medications
  • Referrals for subspecialty medical and dental services
  • Reproductive health care
  • Screening and referrals for health insurance (if you do not have insurance)
  • Social work consultation
  • STI testing, counseling and treatment
  • 24-hour access to care at The Mount Sinai Hospital by calling the physician on call seven days a week


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.