• Brooklyn Free Clinic is a shining example of everything American medicine needs to be (but isn’t at all). I had an amazing experience here last night – from the friendliness of reception to the professionalism of the medical staff – and the only downside I saw was that this free community service is one that more people don’t know about. Hopefully this review will help to change that (BFC wasn’t even a Yelp entry until I added it! I learned about it on the Brokelyn website).

    - Elishevah G.
  • I needed to go to the doctor and am in between insurance policies, so I found the Brooklyn Free Clinic online and went the next day during walk-in hours (Wednesday, 5-6pm)… If you don’t have health insurance and need to see a doctor, I’d recommend this clinic! Just make sure you make an appointment in advance. And bring a book to pass the time in the waiting room.

    - Brendan F.

Who We Are

The Anne Kastor Brooklyn Free Clinic is a student run organization that provides free health care to the uninsured in Brooklyn.

Our volunteers are students and physicians from the SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, College of Health Related Professions, College of Nursing, and School of Public Health. Under the guidance of volunteer physicians and faculty advisors, our students provide care and health-maintenance screening to enrolled patients. We also provide access to a network specialists who have volunteered to treat our patients at no cost. Students who volunteer at the clinic are highly motivated learners dedicated to community service. The support and generosity of the SUNY Downstate Medical Center gives us the means to provide free, high‐quality services to our patients.

Want to become a patient?

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Want to volunteer?

Downstate Students: We need you!

Physicians: We need you too!

2019 Student Leadership Council

Executive Board

Chief Operations Officer: Oriana Tascione
Chief Medical Officer: Katie Lee
Chief Development Officer: Jennifer Kaminsky
Chief Financial Officer: Robert Gurevich
Chief Communications Officer: Hannah Street
Chief Administrative Officer: Aaron Conway
Chief of Medical Education and Ethics: Zhan Wu and Adam Rifaat
Chief of Patient Safety: Jennifer Grossman
Chief of Outreach and Education: Prithwijit Das
Operations Manager: Davena Zhang

Clinic Council

CO Coordinator: Alexandra Diggs
SV Coordinator: Brendan Denvir
JV Coordinator: Nikki Kijak
Physician Coordinator: Alisen Huang
Chiefs of Research and Quality Improvement: Alexander Lazzaro and Alfonso Caetta
Referrals: Marc Emos and Ben Silverstein
Pharmacy Chair: Lynn Benson
Patient Education: Wajiha Kazmi and Lauren Bellone
Treasurer: David Kim
Nursing Program Directors: Joyi Yeung and Bryan Keane
IT Chair: Adam Wolfert
RISE Co-Directors: Toan Nguyen and Kaitlyn Fraterman
Women’s Health Night Co-chairs: Lizzy Rodkin and Maria Kohlbrenner
Psychiatry Director: Ryan Norris
Emergency First Response Director: Celestine Christensen
Fundraising Co-Chairs: Pelin Celiker and Collin Buckley

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