Free Legal Services for Patients

For Help

For patients of NYC H+H: 929-333-2264  or
For patients of non-H+H hospitals: 929-356-9586 or
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.

Our services are free and confidential, patients will be contacted directly--phone number may appear as unknown to them. Referrals will be responded to based on urgency and on a first come, first served basis.

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

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