The Mental Health Clinic at WCCC seeks to provide specialized, high-quality, and accessible mental health care at no cost. At a patient’s first appointment, our students and the attending physician will be responsible for an initial evaluation and diagnosis and making appropriate recommendations for future care. Future care may include medication management within the Weill Cornell Community Clinic (either continuing at the WCCC Mental Health clinic specifically or transferring to the WCCC Medicine clinic for primary care) or outside referral to low-cost psychotherapy programs.
Our clinic meets bi-weekly (the first and third Mondays of each month) from 5-8pm.
As with the Medicine and Women’s Health Clinics, to be eligible for the Mental Health Clinic services, patients must meet the following criteria:
- not covered by health insurance
- a resident in New York City (any of the 5 boroughs)
- 19 years of age or older
- earn less then 400% of the Federal income poverty level (details provided here)
- Increase recruitment to the clinic directly from the community through outreach, such as improved visibility on the WCCC website and participation in Community Health Fairs.
- Improve provision of psychotherapy services to our patients, through an improved psychotherapy referrals protocol. We are currently working on finding a way to provide psychotherapy services to our patients on site!
- Mental Health Initiative for New Mothers in collaboration with the Women’s Health
Mental Health Clinic Team
We are excited to work with you!
Attending Physician Supervisor
- Dr. Akshay Lohitsa
Mental Health Co-Directors: These students manage all aspects of the clinic including logistics, organization, and oversight of all patient care.
- Emily Menand
- Zhenzhen Shi
Mental Health Resources Coordinator: This student works with patients to find affordable sources of psychotherapy since the Mental Health Clinic is currently not able to provide these services. This student will also follow up with patients over the phone about these referrals.
- Brian Flagrant