Our Neighborhood

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center has medical campuses across Northern Manhattan, including in Washington Heights, Inwood, and West Harlem.

The neighborhood surrounding our main campus in Washington Heights is home to a vibrant community with a diverse, multilingual population of New Yorkers; more than 70% of the community is Hispanic, 40% have limited English proficiency, and 46% were born outside of the United States. There are strong social connections in the Washington Heights community where 75% of adults report that their neighbors are willing to help one another. Some community members face heightened economic stress, as 18% of residents experience poverty. Many face significant barriers to accessing high quality health care.

While our main campus is in Washington Heights, our patients travel from various communities in and around New York City to receive care. In collaboration with NewYork-Presbyterian, we provide high-quality, patient-friendly care to communities across New York City and the Tri-State Area.

Community Partners 

We frequently partner with community-based organizations and health care providers to expand the reach and scope of our services. Our community partners include: 

  • Northern Manhattan Perinatal Partnership
  • Coalición Mexicana
  • Dominican Women's Development Center
  • New York City Health + Hospitals
  • Black Women's Blueprint
  • Nido de Esperanza
  • Mexican Coalition for the Empowerment of Youth and Families
  • The Bridge Directory
  • Caribbean Women's Health Association
  • Federally qualified health centers in Washington Heights, Northern Manhattan, and the Bronx
  • Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation