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Information for Ithaca Free Clinic Patients

At the Ithaca Free Clinic we provide 100% free conventional and holistic medicine services for our visitors. Anyone who does not have health insurance is welcome to come to the free clinic to receive care. If you have insurance that does not cover holistic/alternative medicine and cannot afford these services, you can receive these services at IFC.

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For more information about the services available at IFC, please click here. If you have questions about services or appointments, call 607-330-1254 or email clinic@ithacahealth.org.

In most cases, you do not need to make an appointment before seeking care at Ithaca Free Clinic. We are committed to making health care available to anyone who needs it and plan Clinic sessions so that people can walk in and request care. You should come to the Clinic prepared with any relevant information about your health history, medications you use, and personal needs. We try to keep waiting times to a minimum, but depending on how many people come to the Clinic each day, we can have a lot of people at IFC. Please understand that we and our volunteers are all committed to providing the best care that we can and that we will see everyone in the order they arrive.

Because many holistic providers require between half an hour to an hour for consultations with patients, they can see fewer patients per Clinic session than biomedical professionals, and not have every form of holistic medicine is available during each open Clinic. For these reasons, appointments are required for holistic providers. Please call our Clinic Coordinator at 607-330-1254 or email clinic@ithacahealth.org to find out what appointments are available. After being seen at IFC, you may be asked to make a follow-up appointment before you leave the Clinic if the provider thinks this is necessary. Our discharge volunteers can help you to set one up.


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Because the amount of time available during each clinic session is limited, physicals are offered on the third Tuesday of each month rather than during regular Clinic hours. To schedule a physical, call the Clinic Coordinator at (607) 330-1254. We offer physicals for adults only at this time; for pediatric examinations we will refer you to another agency.

We do not have laboratory facilities at the Free Clinic. For blood tests, diagnostic scanning services, and other lab work we refer patients to the Tompkins County Health Department or Cayuga Medical Center.

The Ithaca Free Clinic is located at 521 West Seneca Street in Ithaca, NY.


We have twice weekly walk-in service hours at the clinic:
Mondays 2-6 p.m.
Thursdays 4-8 p.m.

Tuesdays 3-7 p.m. — Therapeutic services only, appointments required. Call 607-330-1254. For primary care visits, come to Monday or Thursday walk-in hours.

Here are links to other health services resources in our area:

  1. Cayuga Medical Center
    www.cayugamed.org
    101 Dates Drive
    Ithaca, NY 14850
    607-274-4011
  2. Human Services Coalition of Tompkins County (plus information and referral)
    www.211tompkins.org
    100 West Seneca St. 2nd Floor
    Ithaca, NY 14850
    607-272-9331
    or dial 2-1-1 in Tompkins County, NY for information and referral
  3. Tompkins County Department of Mental Health Services
    201 E. Green St.
    Ithaca, NY 14850
    Phone: 607-274-6200
  4. Tompkins County Health Department
    www.co.tompkins.ny.us/health/
    55 Brown Road
    Ithaca, NY 14850
    Fax: 607-274-6680
  5. Tompkins County Department of Social Services — Medicaid Eligibility
    320 West State Street
    Ithaca, NY 14850
    Phone: 607-274-5638
    Fax: 607-274-5247
  6. Suicide Prevention & Crisis Service
    E-mail spcs@verizon.net
    124 East Court Street
    Ithaca, NY 14850
    Phone: 607-272-1505
    Fax: 607-272-1839
  7. Alcoholism Council
    www.alcoholdrugcouncil.org
    201 E. Green St., Suite 500
    Ithaca, NY 14850
    Phone: 607-274-6288
    Fax: 607-274-6280
  8. Cayuga Addiction and Recovery Services
    www.carsny.org
    334 W. State St.
    Ithaca, NY 14850
    Phone: 607-273-5500
    Fax: 607-273-1277
  9. Family and Children's Services
    www.fcsith.org 530 W. State St.
    Ithaca, NY 14850
    Phone: 607-273-7780
    Phone: 607-277-8081
    Fax: 607-277-8084
  10. Total Care (facilitated enrollment and statutory insurance services)
    www.totalcarenewyork.com
    Phone: 718 -276 -0769
  11. Healthy New York
    www.ins.state.ny.us/website2/hny/english/hny.htm
    Phone: 1-866-HEALTHY NY (1-866-432-5849)
  12. Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes
    www.plannedparenthood.org
    314 W State St.
    Ithaca, NY 14850
    Phone: 607-273-1513
  13. Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes
    www.crcfl.net
    612 West State Street
    Ithaca, NY 14850
    Phone: 607-277-0960
    Phone: 866-905-7770
    Fax: 607-275-0632
  14. Paying for Health Care in Tompkins County



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