Financial Assistance

NYU Langone’s Harkness Center for Dance Injuries is dedicated to helping injured dancers who may not be able to afford necessary medical care. Our physicians donate their time and the professional services they provide at our dance clinic, and we routinely help dancers identify whether they are eligible for Medicaid or other sources of financial assistance. 

Patient Financial Counselors and Financial Assistance for Hospital Bills

Patient financial counselors are available to discuss any outstanding financial responsibilities not covered by insurance. We can assist you in applying for government-sponsored programs or our financial assistance program. Follow the instructions on our financial assistance application to apply for this program.

You can reach a patient financial counselor by calling 866-486-9847 or by visiting us in the Skirball Institute lobby at 560 First Avenue, Monday through Friday from 8:00AM to 5:00PM.

Special Assistance Fund

In 1997, the LuEsther T. Mertz Advised Fund of the New York Community Trust made a challenge gift to the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries to create an endowment that would ensure a long-term solution for providing access to healthcare for dancers without insurance or financial means.

Dancers who formally demonstrate financial need are eligible for support by this endowment if they complete an application and submit proof of income, savings, and expenses.

To find out more about the Special Assistance Fund application, please call us at 212-598-6054.

Medicaid Office Locations

If you are interested in seeing if you are eligible for Medicaid, please view a list of office locations in the New York metropolitan area.