Digital Health

Virtual Urgent Care

See a Board-Certified Emergency or Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician Right from Your Phone, Tablet, or Computer

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Why Choose Us

Doctors Available 7 Days a Week – Virtually

Get a quick diagnosis and treatment plan without the wait. Either online, or by downloading the NYP Connect app, you can speak directly with a Columbia or Weill Cornell Medicine expert.

Benefits of Virtual Urgent Care

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Open 7 days a week;
Adults: 8am–midnight,
Children: 8am–midnight

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Prescription (if needed) sent right to your pharmacy

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Visit with an adult or pediatric board-certified Emergency Medicine physician

Services & Specialties

For Life’s Minor Illnesses & Injuries

Cold & Flu

  • COVID-19 concerns
  • Ear pain
  • Chills
  • Cough
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Sinus infection
  • Sore throat


  • Bug bites
  • Cuts
  • Acne
  • Athlete's foot
  • Diaper rash
  • Dry skin & eczema
  • Poison ivy/oak
  • Rashes & hives


  • Eye infection
  • Eye irritation
  • Pinkeye/conjunctivitis
  • Stye


  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Heartburn/GERD
  • Nausea/upset stomach
  • Vomiting


  • Abnormal movements
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Weakness


  • Seasonal allergies
  • Bronchitis
  • Chest congestion

Body Aches & Pains (without fever)

  • Arm or leg pains
  • Back pain
  • General body aches
  • Joint pains

Feeding or Sleeping Issues (Pediatrics)

  • Breastfeeding problems
  • Fussiness or crying a lot
  • Refusing to eat
  • Spitting up

Genital or Urinary

  • Blood in urine
  • Pain with urination
  • Scrotal pain or swelling
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Urinary tract/bladder infections
  • Vaginal or penile discharge/itching
  • Yeast infection


  • Help with specialist appointment
  • Missed appointments/can’t reach primary care physician
  • Prescription issues
  • Work note/school note request

Our Approach to Care

How does Virtual Urgent Care work?

  1. Download the NYP Connect app available on iOS and Android devices
  2. Launch the NYP Connect app and follow the steps to enter your symptoms and information and then connect with one our experts
  3. Receive an immediate evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment plan from our doctors

Payment Options


  • Your insurance plan may cover the cost of a Virtual Urgent Care visit for you or your child. We ask that you verify you have telemedicine coverage as part of your plan.
  • For plans we accept, your copay, co-insurance, deductibles, and all other procedures or treatment not covered by your insurance plan are your responsibility and will be billed directly to you.


Insurance is not required to connect with our doctors. You have the option to self-pay for this service by using one of the following:

  1. Credit Card
  2. Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Card
  3. Health Spending Account (HSA) Card

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions about Virtual Urgent Care

How can I get started? When can I use this service? These are other frequently asked questions about Virtual Urgent Care.

Pediatric Virtual Urgent Care

Connecting with Doctors Virtually


If you have any questions or need technical assistance, please call: 646-962-4200

You can also find a step by step guide to accessing Virtual Urgent Care below:

Download instructions on using Urgent Care here Descargar instrucciones aquí