Health care for children

Primary and Preventive Health Care | NYC Health + Hospitals

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Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, some programs are limiting services or offering them over the phone. For the most up-to-date information, please contact programs directly using the information below. To learn more about support for COVID-19 impacts, visit our Coronavirus Updates page

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 your ability to pay or immigration status
  • NYC Health + Hospitals can help your family find insurance if you need it
  • Youth twelve and older can get private sexual and reproductive services and YouthHealth Centers


  • All NYC youth are eligible for health care regardless of immigration status or whether they can pay
  • Youth twelve and older can get private sexual and reproductive services without the consent of a parent or guardian.
  • For primary care services, youth will 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.


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.


Other Health Programs

Talk, text & chat for mental health help.

NYC Well

NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

Free and private talk, text, or chat mental health services available all day for you or someone you care about.

Free health care in schools

School-Based Health Centers (SBHC)

NYC Department of Education/NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

Students can get free health care in their school.

Health services for youth

NYC YouthHealth

NYC Health + Hospitals

If you are 12 and over and looking for health care, NYC Health + Hospitals has your back.

Updated March 31, 2020