Provider Services

LegalHealth attorneys deliver onsite training to help health care providers understand their role in addressing patients’ nonmedical needs. We also provide backup consultation for physicians advocating on behalf of their patients.

Trainings include:

  • Bringing Advocacy to Your Practice
  • Forms 101: Completing the Forms Your Patients Bring You
  • Improving Your Patients’ Housing
  • Decision Making in Health and Legal Matters: A Guide for Physicians
  • Immigrants and the Health Care System
  • Minors’ Right to Consent to Care
  • Advocating for the Child With Special Education Needs
  • Your Patient in the Workplace
  • Geriatricians Guide to Confronting Elder Abuse
  • Geriatricians Guide to Medicare and Medicaid
  • Your Pregnant Patient

quotation markSocial workers witness the impact of the economic crisis on patient health because the public hospitals and healthcare centers in New York City function both as a sanctuary for people in high-need communities and as a gateway to other safety net organizations in the community even when their problems are not exclusively medical. LegalHealth's model to implement legal interventions for low-income patients in the hospital setting enables hospital resources to be efficiently deployed to meet patient's health and psychosocial needs while the onsite LegalHealth lawyer can address those problems that have legal remedy. quotation mark

— Sandra Chaiken, Director of Social Work for North Bronx Health Care Network