WE WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED STARTING ON MARCH 5th, 2020
CHHMP Clinic Phone Number: (347) 614-2121
Due to current concerns around Coronavirus (COVID-19), for the safety of patients and staff, starting on March 5, 2020, CHHMP clinic will be temporarily closed. We hope to resume normal operations as soon as possible pending approval from the administration of Columbia University Irving Medical Center.
Please utilize the CHHMP clinic phone number: (347) 614-2121 for questions and medical concerns.
During this time, we will do our best to respond promptly and ensure that you continue to receive care and necessary medications, either over the phone, or if needed, we will offer free primary care services at New York-Presbyterian.
Please note the following free or low-cost clinics that may also be resources during this time:
- Bellevue Adult Primary Care Clinic: 212-562-5555
- Harlem Hospital: 212-939-8400
- New York City Free Clinic and Women’s Health Free Clinic: 212-206-5200
Call 911 in the case of an emergency.
The Columbia-Harlem Homeless Medical Partnership (CHHMP) is a student-run clinic providing free and quality health services to the homeless or uninsured community in West Harlem. This program was established in May 2007 by Columbia University medical students in partnership with the Center for Family and Community Medicine (CFCM).
Operating from the basement of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church at 126th Street and Old Broadway every Tuesday evening, the clinic provides the homeless, the uninsured and the local community with basic medical care and health education.
Ten to twelve Columbia University medical students see patients under the supervision of Dr. Jim Spears and Dr. Urmi Desai, CFCM faculty physicians, with additional support from other Family Medicine physicians and residents. To ensure continuity for students and patients, the same group of medical students, residents and attending physicians commit to working at the clinic on a near weekly basis, with plenty of time for each patient encounter, and for students to take extensive social histories.
In the addition to the provision of quality and continuous care, CHHMP is also focused on deepening the education of student-clinicians in learning about the health and social needs of the community, the challenges of providing healthcare to underserved populations and advocacy for these populations.