Free Legal Services for Patients

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For patients of NYC H+H: 929-333-2264  or LegalHealthTriage@nylag.org
For patients of non-H+H hospitals: 929-356-9586 or LegalHealthTriage@nylag.org
For patients of Bronx or Manhattan VA: 212-659-6199
For questions about Public Charge: 212-659-6188
For questions about Standby Guardianship: 857-410-0405

*The phone will be answered during business hours of 9:00am-5:00pm Monday – Friday.

Currently, all legal appointments are either by telephone or in-person at the hospital’s legal clinic. If in-person, the scheduler will provide location information. For televisits, patients will receive a call at their designated appointment time.

Hospital

time

appointments

Blythedale Children’s Hospital
Westchester

2nd and 4th Tuesdays
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Social Work Office
914.831.2439

CancerCare
Manhattan

1st and 3rd Thursdays
9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Referral by social worker

Community Care of Brooklyn PPS
Brooklyn

Wednesdays 12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

James J. Peters Bronx VA Medical Center
Bronx

Tuesdays, by appointment only
10:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Maimonides Medical Center
Brooklyn

General Clinic
2nd, 4th, and 5th Fridays
9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Pediatrics
1st and 3rd Fridays
9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Cancer Center
Fridays
2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Social Work Office
718.765.2614

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Manhattan

Tuesdays
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

Referral by social worker or by calling 212.639.7020

Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx

Wednesdays
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Wednesdays
9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m

Mount Sinai Hospital
Manhattan

By appointment only

Referral by social worker

Mount Sinai Hospital
REAP

By appointment only

Referral by social worker

Mount Sinai Hospital
Healthfirst

By appointment only

Referral by social worker

Mount Sinai Hospital
The Dubin Breast Center

By appointment only

Referral by social worker

Mount Sinai Hospital
Pediatrics Clinic

By appointment only

Referral by social worker

Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center
Manhattan

By appointment only

Referral by social worker

Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center
Cancer Center

By appointment only

Referral by social worker

Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital
Manhattan

By appointment only

Referral by social worker

New York Presbyterian Hospital
Weill Cornell
Manhattan

Wednesdays
10 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Natasha Bennett-Navarrete
212.746.3980 
nab9049@nyp.org

New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia Manhattan

Thursdays
9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Velita Jackson
212.305.2553

Northport VA Medical Center
Long Island

Tuesdays
9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Thursdays
9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Danielle Martin
631.261.4400, ext. 6591

NYC Health + Hospitals/ Bellevue, General Legal Clinic
Manhattan

Tuesdays
9:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Appointments available via referral from Bellevue staff and care team members

NYC Health + Hospitals/ Bellevue, Immigration Clinic 
Manhattan

Wednesdays
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Fridays
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Appointments available via referral from Bellevue staff and care team members

NYC Health + Hospitals/ Bellevue, Cancer Clinic
Manhattan

Tuesdays
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Appointments available via referral from Bellevue staff and care team members

NYC Health + Hospitals/ Elmhurst, General Legal Clinic
Queens

Tuesdays
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Jasmine Zavieh: 718-334-1057 or zaviehj@nychhc.org

NYC Health + Hospitals/ Elmhurst, General Clinic
Queens

Wednesdays
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Jasmine Zavieh: 718-334-1057 or zaviehj@nychhc.org

NYC Health + Hospitals/ Gotham Health, Cumberland Medical Center
Brooklyn

By Appointment

Appointments made through patient’s healthcare team

NYC Health + Hospitals/ Gotham Health, Gouverneur Immigration Clinic
Manhattan

Wednesdays 
9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Thursdays
9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Fridays
9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Referral by social worker

 

NYC Health + Hospitals/ Gotham Health, Morrisania Immigration Clinic
Manhattan

2nd and 4th Friday of each month
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Appointments made through patient’s healthcare team

NYC Health + Hospitals/ Harlem 
Manhattan

Wednesdays
9:30a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Appointments available via referral from Harlem staff and care team members

NYC Health + Hospitals/ Jacobi
Bronx

Thursdays
9:30a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Referral by social worker

NYC Health + Hospitals/ Kings County
Brooklyn

 

NYC Health + Hospitals/ Kings County 
Brooklyn

 

NYC Health + Hospitals/ Kings County, Immigration Clinic
Brooklyn

 

Wednesdays
9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m

 

Thursdays
9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Tuesdays
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Appointments available via referral from Kings staff and care team members

 

Appointments available via referral from Kings staff and care team members

 

Appointments available via referral from Kings staff and care team members

NYC Health + Hospitals/ Lincoln General Legal Clinic
Bronx

Thursdays
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

Appointments available via referral from Lincoln staff and care team members

NYC Health + Hospitals/ Lincoln Immigration Clinic
Bronx

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
9:30  a.m. – 2 p.m.

Appointments available via referral from Lincoln staff and care team members

NYC Health + Hospitals/ Metropolitan
Manhattan

Thursdays
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Social Work Office
212.423.7516

NYC Health + Hospitals/ North Central Bronx
Bronx

Tuesdays
11:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Social Work Office
718.519.3100

NYC Health + Hospitals, Post-Acute Care, Immigration

By appointment

Referral by social worker

NYC Health + Hospitals/ Queens
Queens

Thursdays
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Referral by social worker

NYC Health + Hospitals/ South Brooklyn Health
Brooklyn

Tuesdays
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Office of Social Work
718.616.4209

NYC Health + Hospitals/ Woodhull 
Brooklyn

Wednesdays
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Social Services Department
Call 718.963.5955 or 718.963.8070

NYU Langone Medical Center, Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center
Manhattan

Wednesdays
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Amanda Truglio
212-731-5806

NYU Langone Health
Manhattan

Every Tuesday except the last Tuesday of the month
12:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Referral by social worker

Brooklyn

Every last Tuesday of the month
12:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Maria Rivas
maria.rivas@nyulangone.org (preferred method) 929-298-5188

One Brooklyn Health System

Thursdays
Interfaith 10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., and by appointment

Referral by social worker

Kingsbrook
10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., and by appointment

Referral by social worker

Brookdale
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., and by appointment

Referral by social worker

VA NY Harbor Healthcare System
Manhattan

Thursdays, by appointment only
10:30  a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Francis Davis
914.493.6800 x7704

WMCHealth/Westchester Medical Center – Valhalla Campus
Westchester

Tuesdays
10:30  a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

In addition to general civil legal matters, below are specific issue patients may be facing at this time that we can help with:

  • Returning to work after a COVID-19 positive or presumptive diagnosis
  • Advance planning for parents with young children, including health care workers
  • Advocacy for shelter or OEM isolation beds  for individuals with COVID-19 symptoms
  • Advocate a return to  their home, if a landlord is refusing a COVID patient to return to the home
  • Visa extensions for immigrants who can’t travel back to their home countries
  • Housing conditions that directly impact an individual’s health
  • Upcoming court dates
  • Upcoming hearings regarding benefits, immigration, Social Security, or other
  • The need to recertify for benefits
  • Immigration deadlines
  • Concerns regarding home care or insurance coverage
  • Sick pay, unemployment

For more resources related to COVID-19, visit nylag.org/COVID19

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