Welcome to The Brooklyn Free Clinic
The BFC is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
For currently available resources including healthcare services
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If you need medical attention you can visit the King’s County Emergency room. If you believe you may have Coronavirus, please contact the NYC hotline: 888-364-3065.
For existing patients, you can still contact us to receive prescription refills. If you had an appointment scheduled for the coming weeks, we will reach out to you. However, we are not taking any new patients at this time and will not be scheduling any future appointments.
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, School of Health 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 of 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.
By focusing the combined talents and energy of SUNY Downstate students, we aim to improve access to comprehensive health services for those in greatest need. The Brooklyn Free Clinic’s mission is to augment existing health programs by expanding coverage to the uninsured and networking with other institutions to improve health care delivery. In addition, we aim to identify issues of direct concern to our target population and work to address them with our patients. As the only medical school in Brooklyn, we take pride in making sure our neighbors receive immediate and preventative health services, including health education in addition to clinical care.
“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.