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Wellness Services for Women with Disabilities

NYU Langone’s Initiative for Women with Disabilities at the Elly and Steve Hammerman Health and Wellness Center provides programs that help you maintain and improve your health and wellbeing. These programs are free of charge, except where noted.

Social Work

Our social work program provides therapeutic support for women living with a disability. Individual counseling sessions allow participants to express themselves and develop coping skills and strategies. We also can provide referrals to trustworthy resources and help participants to become self advocates.

If you are interested in joining our weekly support group for women living with disabilities, please contact our social worker program at 646-754-1351.


Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles at certain points on the body. The needles may help to increase blood flow and trigger the release of endorphins, which are natural pain relievers. This method of treatment can be especially helpful if you have chronic pain, digestive issues, insomnia, or anxiety.

Although generally considered painless, the insertion of the needles may cause a dull, achy sensation. This typically goes away after a moment or two.

The cost of acupuncture is $5 per session. Call 212-598-6429 for more information.