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Full List of GMHC Services

During the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, please visit this page for a list of active services.

Program Descriptions

All programs take place at 307 West 38th Street except where noted.

Action Center

GMHC clients interested in learning more about the HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA), Medicaid, Medicare, or other programs that affect them should join the Action Center, a group of committed GMHC clients who gather every week to discuss political issues and public benefits. The Action Center caters to both novice and experienced advocates to give them opportunities to make change. There are three groups: women, housing, and drop-in (for many different issues). Contact GMHC’s Action Center for meeting times and locations.
(212) 367-1354,

Client Advocacy: Connect to Comprehensive Care

GMHC’s Client Advocacy program helps clients obtain and maintain government benefits. GMHC’s trained advocates help clients with Social Security applications and appeals, accessing entitlements, and applying for disability benefits and health insurance.
(212) 367-1143,
Walk-in hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 am – 1 pm
Advocacy Helpline: (212) 367-1125 on Wednesdays from 2 pm – 5:30 pm

Client Intake  

Client Intake is your entry point into GMHC’s services and support. We offer comprehensive and holistic intake, assessment, and re-assessment services to HIV-positive and at-risk individuals, and work with you to ensure that you are effectively linked to vital programs that you need. The Client Intake department is staffed by trained intake clinicians and support staff who help individuals become GMHC clients and guide them to the appropriate program(s).
(212) 367-1000,

Community Health and Research

Community Health and Research, located at the GMHC Center for HIV Prevention (224 West 29th Street), works with HIV-positive individuals and people at high risk for HIV infection — especially youth, women of color, and the LGBTQ community. Club 1319 offers teenagers who are gay, bisexual, or questioning a drop-in space with a computer lab, workshops on topics including HIV prevention, and career development programs, as well as opportunities to help create social marketing and outreach campaigns. We also organize the annual Latex Ball, the premier ballroom event in the nation.
(212) 367-1385,

Consumer Advisory Board

GMHC’s Consumer Advisory Board (CAB) includes GMHC clients, staff, volunteers, and community partners who provide input to GMHC about the agency’s programs and services. Participation in the CAB is your opportunity to learn how the agency works, suggest how to make things work better, and, in collaboration with agency staff, participate in the implementation of CAB suggestions. The CAB holds monthly meetings. For more information and to request membership application, visit the CAB office, or call (212) 367-1170, or write to

Coordinated Care   

GMHC’s Coordinated Care Department provides case management services through our COBRA and Transitional Care Coordination programs. We connect you and your family to vital community resources and support you in negotiating and coordinating your care. We will assist you with finding housing, medical care, health insurance, entitlements, food, substance use services, dental services, mental health providers, job training services, support groups, and treatment education. Our goal is to help you become stable and self-sufficient.
(212) 367-1174,

Expanded Syringe Access Program

Provides clean, free syringes
Eligibility: Anyone age 18+
Contact: (212) 367-1384 |

Legal Services

The Legal Department can help you to obtain PRUCOL status; avoid eviction; access benefits; apply for Social Security; request a fair hearing; obtain a reasonable accommodation from your employer; prosecute an HIV-related discrimination claim; apply for adjustment of status, employment authorization, asylum, or citizenship; and address a range of other legal issues.
Immigration questions: English: (212) 367-1308, Espanol: (212) 367-1328
General non-immigration legal questions: (212) 367-1326 
Email inquiries:

Meals Program

The Meals Program provides GMHC clients with nutritious lunch Monday through Thursday, as well as dinner on Friday evening.
(212) 367-1420,

Mental Health Services

GMHC offers a variety of mental health services for clients to get help in a safe, nonjudgmental space. Our dedicated, licensed, and certified clinical staff are here to help guide clients toward healthier well-being.
(212) 367-1165,

Nutrition Counseling & Education

GMHC’s Nutrition Education Program offers food pantry services, group and individual nutrition counseling, nutrition groups, cooking classes, body mass assessments, and information about homeopathic treatments.
(212) 367-1259,

Prevention Services

GMHC offers individual and group services to help clients adopt HIV risk-reduction behaviors.
(212) 367-1106

Public Policy

GMHC’s Public Policy team advocates for fair and effective HIV/AIDS policies at all levels of government — city, state, and federal. It organizes and empowers GMHC clients and allies to advocate for expanded HIV prevention and care services, and it leads the agency’s efforts in New York State’s Ending the Epidemic effort. The Public Policy team also produces comprehensive reports on key issues affecting people living with HIV and at-risk populations, including the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) ban on men who have sex with men donating blood, HIV and aging, and prison health reform.

Representative Payee Program

GMHC’s Representative Payee Program receives and manages client’s SSI/SSD check and uses the check to pay a client’s rent and utilities. Any balance is refunded to the client.
(212) 367-1493

Substance Use Counseling

GMHC’s Substance Use Clinic, a New York State-licensed outpatient substance use and harm reduction clinic, provides formal AOD (alcohol and other drug) counseling and psychiatric support. The clinic’s dedicated, certified clinical staff have backgrounds in the fields of Clinical Social Work, Addiction and Recovery, and Mental Health Counseling, with extensive experience with the range of issues that underlie substance abuse. Our staff understands the distinct needs of individuals from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and identities. Supportive services include individual, group, and family counseling, as well as psychiatry.
(212) 367-1260, 

Testing: HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

GMHC’s Testing Center, located at its main headquarters at 307 W. 38th Street, provides free and confidential HIV testing, outreach, and health education in a sex-positive, supportive, and non-judgmental manner.

Treatment Adherence Counseling

Individualized counseling to aid client in taking medications correctly
Eligibility: HIV positive and negative clients - men and women
Contact: (212) 367-1474

Wellness Center   

GMHC’s Wellness Center offers a wide variety of therapies and services including yoga, massage therapy, exercise, ear point acupuncture, painting, and sculpture classes; scholarships for non-credited courses at area colleges; free or low-cost theater and movie tickets; a lending library; free haircuts; and special events for clients.
(212) 367-1420,

Women’s Care, Prevention, and Support Services (WCPSS)

Women’s Care, Prevention, and Support Services (WCPSS) provides individual counseling sessions, support groups, medical referrals, and substance use referrals to women with mental health and substance use concerns. WCPSS, comprised of three HIV/STI prevention and care programs, offers counseling, education, and support groups to HIV-positive and high-risk HIV-negative women of color.
(212) 367-1358 | 

Workforce Development MATCH (Moving Ahead Toward Career Horizons) Program

The Workforce Development MATCH (Moving Ahead Toward Career Horizons) Program supports clients who are interested in transition-to-work services including vocational counseling, GED and college prep classes, job training, skills-based training, and job placement and retention services.
(212) 367-1013 

Volunteer Center

GMHC’s Volunteer Center recruits, trains, places, and supports volunteers and interns for positions in all departments at GMHC. All clients are welcome to participate.
(212) 367-1030,

Youth Services

GMHC’s drop-in center for youth ages 13 to 19 offers workshops on health, HIV prevention, managing finances, and job interview skills. We offer an on-site computer lab, HIV and STI testing, and opportunities to help develop social marketing campaigns. The space can be used for social events and unstructured activities with the support of program staff.
(212) 367-1521,

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