FAQ

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 subsidized medications. We welcome patients of all gender identity and sexual orientation.

Do I need an appointment?
No. Q Clinic has free walk-in hours between 7pm-8:30pm every Wednesday at Metropolitan Community Church of New York. You can also make an appointment by calling (347) 565-5042.

I don’t like going to a 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 LGBTQIA and the 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 Q clinic meet and greet!

If you are a senior medical student, please email qclinic@columbia.edu. 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 LGBTQIA?

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