Clinics

Immunization Clinics

The Health Department no longer operates immunization clinics in Corona, Queens and the Tremont area of the Bronx. For general information about the Heath Department's clinics, please go to NYC Health Clinics.

Fort Greene Health Center

295 Flatbush Ave. Extension, 5th Fl.
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

(corner of Willoughby St. & Flatbush Ave. Ext., near the Fulton Mall and Long Island University)

Hours of Operation: Mon. – Fri., 8:30am – 2:30pm

Directions: A, C, and F to Jay St., or 2,3,4 and 5 to Nevins St. or R, Q, & B to DeKalb Ave.

For adults and children (4 years of age and over). No appointments necessary. People are seen on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please bring your vaccination record and insurance information.

The Fort Greene walk-in immunization clinic provides immunizations recommended for children over 4 years of age, teens and adults, including:

  • Hepatitis B vaccine for children and high-risk adults
  • Hepatitis A vaccine for children and high-risk adults
  • Diphtheria, tetanus & pertussis combination vaccines, including
    Tdap and DTaP
  • Tetanus (Td) vaccine
  • Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR) combination vaccine
  • Pneumococcal (PPSV23) vaccine
  • Pneumococcal (PCV13) vaccine for children
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine (for males and females ages nine through 18 years)
  • Meningococcal vaccine (for children ages 11 through 18 years)
  • Influenza vaccine
  • Haemophilus influenzae (Hib) vaccine (for children four [4] years of age)
  • Polio vaccine (for patients 4 through 17 years)
  • Varicella vaccine (for patients 4 through 18 years)

For Immunization Services Near Corona, Queens:

The NYC Health + Hospitals clinic at 34-33 Junction Blvd. is temporarily closed for renovation. It is expected to reopen in May, 2017. Children who are patients of this clinic can continue to receive services, including immunization, at:

NYC Health + Hospitals / Corona Medical Center
104-04 Corona Avenue
Flushing, NY 11368
(718-334-6100)

Hours of operation: Mon., Tue., Wed. and Fri., 8am – 4:30pm; Thurs., 10:30am – 7:00pm.

Children (newborn to age 17) who are new patients, will be registered and assigned a primary care provider for services, including immunization.

For Immunization Services in the Bronx:

Children and Adults can access immunization services at:

NYC Health + Hospitals/Tremont
1826 Arthur Ave, 2nd Floor
Bronx, NY 10457

Hours for immunizations: Mon. – Fri., 8:30am – 2pm.

Children MUST be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.

Required documents:

  • Adults 18 or older: Photo ID, immunization record, insurance card (if insured)
  • Children ages 5 – 17: Parents photo ID OR guardianship papers (for legal guardians), original birth certificate, immunization card, insurance card (if insured)
  • Children under 5: You MUST make an appointment for a physical exam visit with immunizations

Payment Information—This is not a free clinic:

If you do not have health insurance, you will meet with a financial counselor who will help you with your insurance needs. Patients who do not qualify for insurance will be fee-scaled.

We accept Medicaid with Metroplus, Healthfirst and HIP (the primary care doctor on your plan has to be a doctor in this practice). We accept a variety of private insurances. Feel free to call 718-918-8850 before coming in to confirm that your insurance would be accepted and to find out if you have a co-payment.

Most routine vaccines are available for both adults and children, however polio, varicella and meningitis vaccines are only available for children aged 18 and younger.

Health Insurance and Billing Practices

In order to comply with Medicaid rules, the Health Department’s immunization clinic must request insurance or payment for services given to adults (age 19 and over). If you have health insurance, the Health Department will bill your insurance. You will not be charged a copayment. If you are over 19 years of age and you do not have health insurance or do not want your insurance billed, the Health Department will ask for a sliding scale fee based on family size and annual income. Clinic staff will not ask for proof of family size and income, and services will be provided regardless of ability to pay.

Adults who are currently enrolled in a post-secondary educational program and who receive the MMR vaccine as part of school requirements do not have to pay a fee. See links below for more details.

Parents and Children

  • Children between four (4) and 16 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Children who are 16 or 17 years old must either have a signed consent from or be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For children younger than four (4) years of age, call 311 to find a Child Health Clinic near you.

Travel Vaccines

Travel immunizations, including yellow fever and typhoid vaccines, and malaria prophylaxis are not provided at the Fort Greene immunization clinic. For travel clinic locations, go to the Centers for Disease Control web site at Travelers' Health.

Shingles

Zostavax® is a vaccine to prevent shingles and is recommended for people 60 years of age and older. This vaccine is not available at the Fort Greene immunization clinic. Pharmacists who are licensed to vaccinate in New York State can administer the shingles vaccine without a prescription from your doctor. Check with your health care provider or with your local pharmacy to see if they provide this vaccine.

Call 311 for more information about clinic services or if you would like to request your child's or your own immunization record (if born and/or vaccinated in New York City after 1995).

Dates of Clinic Closure in 2017
April 18 Article 28 training for staff
May 29 Memorial Day
July 4 Independence Day
Sep 4 Labor Day
Oct 9 Columbus Day
Nov 7 Election Day
Nov 10 Veteran's Day observed
Nov 23 Thanksgiving Day
Dec 25 Christmas Day