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 by telephone. Patients will receive a call at their designated appointment time from NYLAG or a Google Voice phone number.

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.

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

Fridays 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

To make a referral, call 929.356-9586 or email LegalHealthTriage@nylag.org

Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx

Family Care Center
Thursdays
9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Comprehensive Family Care Center
Wednesdays
9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m

Mount Sinai Hospital
Manhattan

Pediatrics Clinic
Tuesdays
1 p.m. – 4 p.m

Referral by social worker

General Clinics
Wednesdays
9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Thursdays
9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Referral by social worker

Mount Sinai Hospital
REAP

Tuesdays
12:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Referral by social worker

Thursdays
9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Referral by social worker

Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center
Manhattan

Fridays
9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Maria Maldonado Secretary III
Dept. of Social Work and Case Management
212.420.5632
maria.maldonado@mountsinai.org

Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center
Cancer Center
1st and 3rd Tuesdays
9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

New York Presbyterian Hospital
Weill Cornell
Manhattan

Wednesdays
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Natasha Bennett-Navarrete
212.746.4320
nab9049@nyp.org

New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia Manhattan

Thursdays
9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Velita Jackson
212.305.2647

Northport VA Medical Center
Long Island

Tuesdays and Thursdays
9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Laura Degnan
631.261.4400, ext. 6591
or
Dan Carroll
631.261.4400, ext. 4840

NYC Health + Hospitals/ Bellevue, General Legal Clinic
Manhattan

Tuesdays
9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Fridays
1:45 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Schedule an appointment through EPIC
OR Bellevue Referral Office: 212.562.1011, belreferraloffice@nychhc.org

NYC Health + Hospitals/ Bellevue, Immigration Clinic 
Manhattan

Wednesdays
9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Thursdays
12:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Schedule an appointment through EPIC
OR Bellevue Referral Office: 212.562.1011, belreferraloffice@nychhc.org

NYC Health + Hospitals/ Bellevue, Cancer Clinic
Manhattan

Fridays
9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Schedule an appointment through EPIC
OR Bellevue Referral Office: 212.562.1011, belreferraloffice@nychhc.org

NYC Health + Hospitals/ Coney Island
Brooklyn

2nd, 4th, and 5th Tuesdays
9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Office of Social Work
718.616.4209

NYC Health + Hospitals/ Elmhurst, General Legal Clinic
Queens

By Appointment

To make a referral, call 929.333.2264 or email LegalHealthTriage@nylag.org

NYC Health + Hospitals/ Elmhurst, Immigration Clinic
Queens

By Appointment

To make a referral, call 929.333.2264 or email LegalHealthTriage@nylag.org

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

By Appointment

To make a referral, call 929.333.2264 or email LegalHealthTriage@nylag.org

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

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

To make a referral, call 929.333.2264 or email LegalHealthTriage@nylag.org

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

By Appointment

To make a referral, call 929.333.2264 or email LegalHealthTriage@nylag.org

NYC Health + Hospitals/ Harlem 
Manhattan

Wednesdays
9:30a.m. – 2 p.m.

Romona Jennings, LCSW
 212.939.2125

NYC Health + Hospitals/ Jacobi
Bronx

Thursdays
9:30a.m. – 2 p.m.

Appointments arranged through patient’s social worker.

NYC Health + Hospitals/ Kings County, 
Brooklyn

NYC Health + Hospitals/ Kings County, 
Brooklyn

 

NYC Health + Hospitals/ Kings County, Immigration Clinic
Brooklyn

Wednesdays
9:30a.m. – 3 p.m.

Thursdays
9:30a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

Tuesdays
9:30a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

Hospital workers: schedule an appointment in EPIC or call the social work office at 718.245.4010.

Patients: call the social work office and ask for an appointment with LegalHealth at 718.245.4010.

 

Hospital workers: schedule an appointment in EPIC or call the social work office at 718.245.4010.

Patients: call the social work office and ask for an appointment with LegalHealth at 718.245.4010.

NYC Health + Hospitals/ Lincoln General Legal Clinic
Bronx

Thursdays
9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

1st, 3rd & 5th Fridays
9:30 a.m. – 2  p.m

Appointments made through EPIC

NYC Health + Hospitals/ Lincoln Immigration Clinic
Bronx

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

Appointments made through EPIC

NYC Health + Hospitals/ Metropolitan
Manhattan

Thursdays
12:30p.m. – 5 p.m.

Social Work Office
212.423.7516

NYC Health + Hospitals/ North Central Bronx
Bronx

Wednesdays
12:00 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Social Work Office
718.519.3100

NYC Health + Hospitals, Post-Acute Care, Immigration

By appointment

Call 929.333.2264 or email LegalHealthTriage@nylag.org to make a referral. 

NYC Health + Hospitals/ Queens
Queens

Thursdays
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Social Work Department 718.883.4207
Patients: If you get the answering machine, you should be told to provide you name, phone number, MR number, and date of birth.

NYC Health + Hospitals/ Woodhull 
Brooklyn

Wednesdays
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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.
Email referrals preferred: nylag@nyulangone.org.
Or call Charisse Williams: 212-263-5018

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

Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care & Prevention
Manhattan

By appointment

Referral by physician, social worker, or patient navigator

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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