Health care for children

Primary and Preventive Health Care | NYC Health + Hospitals (NYC H+H)

Health Everyone

People younger than 21 can get medical care at Child Health Clinics or special clinics in hospitals. Children can get check-ups, shots, dental care, and more. Visit a Child Health Clinic to help your family stay healthy.

  • Children can also get health care at School-Based Health Centers.
  • All children can get care, regardless of immigration status or ability to pay.
  • NYC Health + Hospitals can help your family find insurance if you need it.
  • Youth 12 and older can get private sexual and reproductive services at YouthHealth Centers without the consent of a parent or guardian.

Who is eligible

  • All New York City youth are eligible for health care regardless of immigration status or whether they can pay
  • For primary care services, youth need to bring a parent or guardian for the first visit. They can get a form signed so they can come by themselves for future visits.

How to apply

NYC Health + Hospitals has centers across the five boroughs. Use the location finder to find a center close to you, and call to make an appointment.

How to get help

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Updated February 7, 2022