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East Harlem Health Outreach Partnership

The East Harlem Health Outreach Partnership (EHHOP) is the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai's student-run, physician-supervised, free clinic. We provide care to uninsured adults in East Harlem, and our services are confidential and provided at no cost.

Remarkable for its longitudinal, primary care model, the East Harlem Health Outreach Partnership offers a robust range of services. Since its founding in 2004, the clinic has grown substantially, serving more than 250 patients annually, with more than 1,000 visits across six medical specialties: OB/GYN; ophthalmology; physical medicine and rehabilitation/podiatry; liver/gastrointestinal; mental health; and cardiology.

Mission Statement

In recognition of the lack of access to health care that affects so many, our mission at the East Harlem Health Outreach Partnership is to create a health outreach partnership with the local community. We provide quality health care, regardless of ability to pay or lack of health insurance.

As part of our intent to care comprehensively for our patients, we serve as a bridge to medical and social support resources that we cannot provide ourselves. We offer confidential, compassionate care in a safe, respectful environment. We aim to establish a positive approach to medicine by creating shared goals with our patients, and by empowering them to participate actively in their physical and emotional well-being to enhance the effectiveness of our services.

As medical students, we commit to serving our patients' health care needs, and in so doing, commit to expanding our own knowledge, skills, and ideals. We strive to rededicate ourselves continually to our roles as future physicians, strengthening our respect for medicine as students, so that we may maintain our commitment throughout our careers.

Student Leadership

Icahn Mount Sinai students carry out all aspects of the operation and administration of the East Harlem Health Outreach Partnership. A steering committee of elected medical students, serving one-year terms, runs the day-to-day operations. Under the guidance of the clinic’s medical and program directors, the steering committee continually revises and improves clinic policies and protocols.

Icahn Mount Sinai Partnerships

East Harlem Health Outreach Partnership’s success is possible only through the cooperation and dedication of many departments at Icahn Mount Sinai. These include: clinical laboratories, the Department of Radiology, the Division of General Internal Medicine, the Development Office, Medical Education, as well as the efforts of many other individuals.

Active and Past Contributors

Mount Sinai’s Internal Medicine Associates has generously donated East Harlem Health Outreach Partnership's clinic space and much of the equipment. We are additionally grateful for these institutions that have funded us throughout the years:

  • The Atran Foundation
  • The Brick Presbyterian Church
  • Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Grant
  • New York Community Bank
  • American Psychiatric Association
  • Mount Sinai Auxiliary Board
  • American Association of Medical Colleges Caring for Community Grant
  • Susan T. Tait Foundation

Our Leadership

At the East Harlem Health Outreach Partnership, our leadership includes clinicians as well as experts in social work and nutrition.