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Special-emphasis Health Programs and Centers

Breast Cancer Screening Partnership

The Breast Cancer Screening Partnership offers free mammograms, cervical and colorectal screenings, risk assessments and genetic testing, counseling, support groups, and information regarding treatment options to women ages 40 and older who have no health insurance and have not been screened in the past year.
Eligibility Requirements: Women ages 40 and older with no health insurance
Address: 1130 St. Nicholas Avenue
Phone: 212-305-0163
Fax: 212-851-4530
Columbia Unit(s): Government and Community Affairs—Medical Center; NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Center for Child and Adolescent Nutrition

This center is dedicated to the clinical care of children and families with gastrointestinal, metabolic, and nutritional disorders.
Eligibility Requirements: Insurance requirements
Fee(s): Fees vary by doctor.
Address: 3959 Broadway, 7th Floor, 718N
Phone: 212-305-5903
Fax: 212-305-8995
Columbia Unit(s): MorganStanley Children's Hospital of
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital; Columbia University Medical Center

Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

Working closely with various community and voluntary agencies and services, the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center provides optimal treatment and appropriate comprehensive services for patients with uncontrolled seizures.
Eligibility Requirements: Adults; accept
private insurance only
Address: 710 West 168th Street, 7th Floor
Phone: 212-305-1742
Fax: 212-305-1450
Web site:
Columbia Unit(s): Neurological Institute

Eleanor and Lou Gehrig MDA/ALS Research Center

This research center offers comprehensive diagnostic and clinical management, clinical trials, supportive and educational services, and assistance with referral services.
Eligibility Requirements: Assessed on an individual basis
Fee(s): Call for fee information.
Address: 710 West 168th Street, 9th Floor
Phone: 212-305-1319
Fax: 212-305-2750
Web site:
Columbia Unit(s): Neurological Institute

Healthy Choices

This is a partnership among Northern Manhattan Community Voices (a division of Columbia University's Health Sciences Division), various Northern Manhattan schools, and the Cornell Cooperative Extension. The program provides workshops for parents and parent coordinators to incorporate culturally appropriate, healthier lifestyle choices. The objective is to reduce obesity and prevent diabetes and other health-related concerns.
Address: 100 Haven Avenue, Suite 27C
Phone: 212-304-7030
Columbia Unit(s): Center for Community Health Partnerships; Northern Manhattan Community Voices

Herbert Irving Child and Adolescent Oncology Center

The Oncology Center provides diagnostic and therapeutic management for children with cancer and/or serious blood disorders.
Fee(s): No fees
Address: 161 Fort Washington Avenue, IP 7th floor
Phone: 212-305-5808
Fax: 212-305-5848
Web site:
Partner(s): Hope and Heroes Children's Cancer Fund
Columbia Unit(s): Pediatric Oncology Center

Hope and Heroes Children's Cancer Fund

The Hope and Heroes Children's Cancer Fund, an independent
501(c)(3) nonprofit charity, was established in 2002 to provide
philanthropic assistance to the Herbert Irving Child and Adolescent Oncology Center. The fund's mission is to support and expand existing programs and therapies at the center, develop new initiatives, and enhance the research that is vital to continuing the fight against pediatric cancer.
Eligibility Requirements: Columbia patients
Address: 161 Fort Washington Avenue, IP 7th Floor
Phone: 212-305-1420
Fax: 212-305-5848
Web site:
Columbia Unit(s): Pediatric Oncology Division

Huntington's Disease Center

This center offers neurological and psychiatric evaluations, treatment, regular follow-up exams, referrals, and information.
Eligibility Requirements: Huntington's patients and people at risk for the disease
Fee(s): No fees
Address: 1051 Riverside Drive, Room 1501
Phone: 212-305-9172
Fax: 212-305-2426
Web site:
Partner(s): New York State Psychiatric Institute
Columbia Unit(s): College of Physicians and Surgeons

Incarnation Children's Center

The Incarnation Children's Center is a licensed pediatric nursing home providing residential care for HIV-infected children and adolescents.
Address: 142 Audubon Avenue
Phone: 212-928-2590
Fax: 212-928-1500
Web site:
Columbia Unit(s): Department of Pediatrics and Special Needs

Memory Disorders Center

The Memory Disorders Center is an outpatient research facility for Alzheimer's disease and memory loss concerns.
Eligibility Requirements: Outpatient facility accepts most insurance; patients are screened for eligibility to participate; primary focus is in the Washington Heights/Inwood area.
Address: 710 West 168th Street, 1st Floor, Suite 104
Phone: 212-305-6939
Fax: 212-305-1145
Web site:
Partner(s): Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center; Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's and the Aging Brain
Columbia Unit(s): Neurological Institute

Metabolic Bone Diseases Program

This program evaluates and treats patients with osteoporosis and other metabolic bone diseases using a complete set of state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to diseases of the skeleton.
Eligibility Requirements: Referrals
Address: The Harkness Pavilion, 180 Fort Washington Avenue, 9th Floor
Phone: 212-305-2663
Fax: 212-305-6482
Columbia Unit(s): Department of Medicine, Endocrinology Division

Mysak Speech, Language, and Hearing Center

The center offers a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic services to individuals of all ages with mild to severe communication disorders.
Eligibility Requirements: None
Fee(s): Fees for testing and therapy; reduction of fees available for patients in need
Address: 525 West 120th Street
Phone: 212-678-3409
Fax: 212-678-3718
Columbia Unit(s): Teachers College

New York Physicians Against Cancer

New York Physicians Against Cancer provides educational programs for primary care physicians that include prevention, screening, and treatment of cancer.
Eligibility Requirements: Primary care physicians
Fee(s): No fees
Address: 525 West 120th Street, Box 239
Phone: 212-678-3394
Fax: 212-678-4125
Columbia Unit(s): Teachers College

Northern Manhattan Asthma Basics for Children (ABC) Initiative

This nonprofit coalition provides asthma education workshops and outreach for child care and health facilities, schools, and other organizations in Northern Manhattan.
Address: 60 Haven Avenue, Suite 1D
Phone: 212-304-6521
Columbia Unit(s): Center for Community Health Partnerships; Northern Manhattan Community Voices; Mailman School of Public Health
Northern Manhattan Stroke Club
This bilingual program (English and Spanish) serves stroke survivors and caregivers in the Northern Manhattan area with information, counseling, referrals, and monthly meetings.
Address: 710 West 168th Street, #551
Phone: 212-342-1520
Fax: 212-305-7723
Columbia Unit(s): Neurological Institute

Pain Management Center

This center provides evaluation and comprehensive treatment of all pain conditions, including cancer pain.
Eligibility Requirements: Self-pay patients and most insurances accepted. Please call for details on rates, participation, referrals, etc.
Address: 622 West 168th Street, PH 5th Floor East, Room 500
Phone: 212-305-7114
Fax: 212-305-8883
Web site:
Columbia Unit(s): Department of Anesthesiology

Project STAY: Helping Adolescents and Young Adults Cope with HIV

In collaboration with community agencies, Project STAY (Services to Assist Youth) clinic provides comprehensive medical services, case management, education, and outreach services to sexually high-risk and HIV-positive adolescents and young adults.
Fee(s): Call for updated fee information.
Phone: 646-284-9732
Fax: 646-284-9729
Web site:
Columbia Unit(s): Mailman School of Public Health and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Spinal Muscular Atrophy Clinical Research Center

The Pediatric SMA Clinic is committed to providing comprehensive patient care, supporting research into the cause and cure for spinal muscular atrophy, educating tomorrow's health care professionals, and reaching out to the community we serve. The SMA clinic offers expertise, education, resources, and guidance to families affected by SMA through a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to pediatric neuromuscular disease.
Eligibility Requirements: Please call for information regarding insurance coverage
Address: Harkness Pavilion, Floor 5
180 Fort Washington Ave.
New York NY 10032-3791
Phone: 212-342-0263
Fax: 212-342-2893
Web site:

Columbia Unit(s): Neurological Institute

Toni Stabile Osteoporosis Center

The center offers state-of-the-art testing facilities for screening women for osteoporosis with bone density testing.
Eligibility Requirements: Referrals from primary care physicians
Fee(s): Medicare accepted
Address: Harkness Pavilion, 180 Fort Washington Avenue, 9th Floor, Room 910
Phone: 212-305-9531
Columbia Unit(s): Government and Community Affairs—Medical Center