Laurels to NYU Langone for this public resource on health

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

Sometimes we complain about the terrible state of the health-care system in this country. A lot of the time, in fact.

So it’s really nice to be able to praise someone.

I just tripped across this fabulous listing of free and low-cost health-care resources for New Yorkers, brought to the web by the NYC Free Clinic, a program of the NYU Langone Medical Center. It ranges from free and low-cost medical care to free and low-cost suppliers of glasses.

The NYC Free Clinic seems itself to be open only on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., but the web page with resources is open all day, every day. And it’s pretty terrific.

Here’s a description of the NYU Langone Women’s Health Free Clinic; it includes a link to make an appointment and a link for anyone wanting to volunteer. This clinic, too, runs on those same hours.

Longer hours would be better, but what’s really great is that the medical center is serving New Yorkers at free clinics — and also that this site appears to give a fairly comprehensive listing of clinics in all parts of the city, well organized and easy to use, for people looking for free or low-cost care. Documentation might be required; hours may be inconvenient, but what a great research tool!

Thanks, NYU Langone Medical Center.