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.
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.
Downstate Students: We need you!
Physicians: We need you too!
Chief Operations Officer: Patrick Eucalitto
Chief Medical Officer: Timothy Ibrahim
Chief Development Officer: Christianna Sim
Chief Financial Officer: Sean Mooney
Chief Communications Officer: Oriana Tascione
Chief Administrative Officer: Ericka Boucard
Chief of Medical Education and Ethics: Sam Gold
Chief of Patient Safety: Sylvia Wu
Chief of Outreach and Education: George Mo
Operations Manager: Antonios Dimopoulos
CO Coordinator: Arifa Zaidi
SV Coordinator: Laura Kaplan
JV Coordinator: Benjamin Silverstein
Physician Coordinator: Samantha Williams
Chiefs of Research and Quality Improvement/IT Chairs: George Beyer and Stanley Weng
Referrals: Rodaina Ahmed
Pharmacy Chair: Jade Xiao
Patient Education: Kate Livo
Treasurer: Joshua Lavian
Nursing Program Director: Mariel Boyarsky
Nursing Recruitment Director: Molly Moody
RISE Co-Directors: Michael Maurantonio and Elizabeth Rodkin
Women’s Health Night Director: Melanie Peters
Psychiatry Director: Karrah St. Laurent-Ariot
Emergency First Response Director: David Hyman
Fundraising Chairs: Jen Kaminsky and Katie Lee