Healthcare in New York City

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stethoscope pictureThere are many New York City hospitals – some much better than others – but the sheer number ensures expats can find top-notch healthcare in the cosmopolitan centre. In general, large teaching hospitals provide the best healthcare in New York City.

Due to the presence of so many facilities, some hospitals and clinics have become heavily specialised, with their area of expertise ranging from paediatrics to joint disorders. Healthcare institutions are also quite competitive, which has created a standard that ensures patients benefit from more modern facilities and the most up-to-date techniques.

Pharmacies are widely available in New York. They can easily be found in any mall, supermarket or main shopping street. Many pharmacies in New York are open 24/7. 

Private insurance is necessary for the best healthcare in any hospital, and although emergency services will never be legally denied if patients do not have insurance, hefty fees do accompany treatment. Long-term healthcare can be refused to those without proper medical insurance. Therefore, expats moving to New York City must ensure they have an adequate health insurance policy so they can have access to the right treatment. 

Hospitals in New York City


Below is a list of the main hospitals in New York City


Bellvue Hospital Center

462 1st Avenue
Tel: +1 (212) 562 4141

Lenox Hill Hospital

100 East 77th Street
Tel: +1 (212) 434 2000

Mount Sinai Medical Center

1 Gustav L Levy Place
Tel: +1 (212) 241 6500

New York Downtown Hospital

170 William Street
Tel: +1 (212) 312 5000

New York Presbyterian Hospital

3959 Broadway
Tel: +1 (212) 305 2500


Roosevelt Hospital

1000 10th Avenue
Tel: +1 (212) 523 4000

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