The Center for Family and Community Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center provides health care through The Herman "Denny" Farrell, Jr. Community Health Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital's Family Medicine service.
The Farrell Community Health Center
Family Medicine at The Herman "Denny" Farrell, Jr. Community Health Center was established as part of New York Presbyterian's Ambulatory Care Network (ACN) to meet the underserved healthcare needs of the very diverse populations of Washington Heights, Inwood, Harlem, and the Bronx — 85 percent of whom are Latino. Providing timely, compassionate care during more than 21,000 patient visits each year, our medical team emphasizes health promotion and disease prevention while forging long-term relationships with patients at every stage of life. Our resident physicians join with our faculty doctors and nurses in a team approach to provide continuous, high-quality health care.
Our clinic provides comprehensive care for the entire family, including routine well-baby and well-child care, gynecology and obstetric care, musculoskeletal services, foot and ankle care, and critical skin procedures. Social work, special counseling, and nutritional guidance and support are also available.
NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital
NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital is a 196-bed full-service hospital serving northern Manhattan, Riverdale, and Kingsbridge. Located at 220th Street and Broadway in the Inwood community of northern Manhattan, the Department of Family and Community Medicine offers comprehensive primary medical care, pregnancy and family planning services, health promotion, and disease prevention to adults and children. Family Medicine is the only hospital department permanently situated at the Allen Hospital, ensuring comprehensive care for all incoming patients.
The Family Medicine Inpatient Service provides opportunities for resident physicians to learn the skills and knowledge crucial for hospital care. Family Medicine residents also spend one month in general surgery and one month in the ICU. During their two-and-a-half months of maternity training, residents experience the busy labor floor and postpartum units, working one-on-one with members of the Family Medicine Obstetric faculty as well as the Allen Hospital's obstetricians. The ICU rotation spans two months under the supervision of intensivists from Columbia University's Department of Medicine. Residents also rotate for one month with the adult psychiatry service, learning directly from faculty members how to perform psychiatric evaluations and how to treat mental illness, chemical dependency, general adult psychiatry, and inpatient referrals from other services.