FAQ

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FOR PATIENTS

Do I need insurance to receive medical care?
No ID or insurance is needed for you to see our providers at Q Clinic! We also offer free laboratory tests and free/subsidized medications.

Do I need an appointment?
No. Q Clinic has free walk-in hours between 6pm-7:30pm every Wednesday at Metropolitan Community Church of New York. You can make an appointment by calling (347) 565-5042 – however most patients just walk in.

Do I have to be LGBTQ+ to come to Q Clinic?

We welcome patients of all gender identity and sexual orientation. While the majority of our patients do identify as LGBTQ+, many people who come to see us are not LGBTQ+. We will see any patient that walks in our door and are excited to work with you, no matter your background.

I don’t like going to the doctor. What should I do?
Q Clinic offers a friendly and safe space where we will listen to your concerns and work with you. Our teams of medical students are passionate about serving the LGBTQ+ and underserved community, and supervising physicians have years of experience volunteering with free clinics. We invite you to visit us during clinic hours!

 

FOR STUDENTS

How can I volunteer with Q Clinic?

If you are a first-year Columbia medical student, our annual recruitment takes place at the beginning of the school year. Come find us in P&S Club Fair, all-clinic information session, and the Q clinic meet-and-greet! Feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

If you are a senior medical student, please email qclinic@columbia.edu about working at Q as a clinical student. Also watch out for our recruitment emails during the year.

If you are a student enrolled in other programs at Columbia University, please email us with your background and interests.

How can Q Clinic prepare me for serving patients identified as LGBTQ+?

We offer sensitivity training to all our medical students, who also learn a tremendous amount by seeing patients in our clinic. Q Clinic also organizes educational events on the medical campus about LGBTQ+, and all are welcome to attend.