The Institute for Family Health

The Institute for Family Health runs the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health in affiliation with Mount Sinai. The Institute, founded in 1983, is committed to high-quality, affordable health care for all and accepts all patients, regardless of their ability to pay, at all of its practices. The Institute uses its expertise and resources to address racial and ethnic disparities in health, advance the use of health information technology, and find innovative ways to improve care for diabetes, depression, women’s health, HIV and other priorities in the communities it serves. It is committed to improving the health care system, particularly for individuals and communities who historically have had limited access to care, and engages in research to improve health care services, and participates in policy development at the local, state and national levels.

The Institute for Family Health is a federally qualified health center (FQHC) network that holds both a New York State Article 28 Diagnostic and Treatment Center license and an Article 31 Office of Mental Health license, providing medical, mental health and dental services, as well as primary care training and education. Founded in 1983, the Institute operates 18 full-time and eight part-time health centers serving low-income communities in New York City and the Mid-Hudson Valley. In 2011, the Institute provided over 400,000 patient visits across all sites. As an FQHC, the Institute meets national standards for affordable, accessible, comprehensive health care services. It is accredited by the Joint Commission and recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Level 3 patient-centered medical home, the highest recognition available.

For more information, please visit the Institute’s website.


Contact Us

Administrative Offices:
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Icahn Medical Institute
1425 Madison Avenue, Suite L5-40
New York, NY 10029

Tel: 212-659-1411
Fax: 212-659-9071

Mailing Address:
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
IMI L5-40, Box 1029
1468 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10029