Opening of West 17th Street Clinic

St. Luke’s-Roosevelt’s Nationally-Renowned Spencer Cox Center for Health Opens New Location for Its West Village/Chelsea Division – The West 17th Street Clinic

State-of-the-art- facility on West 17th Street provides a permanent medical home and full range of services for over 1,600 patients

Medical services just got significantly better for more than 1,600 patients who turn to the West Village Division of the Spencer Cox Center for Health (SCCH), a nationally renowned program of St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center. That’s because the SCCH recently moved its West Village Division to a brand new, state-of-the-art, permanent home at 230 West 17th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues. The new location, now officially called the West 17th Street Clinic, joins the SCCH’s other outstanding locations focused on HIV management: The Samuels Clinic at Roosevelt Hospital in midtown Manhattan and The Morningside Clinic at St. Luke’s Hospital in Harlem.

In June 2010, as St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center was shutting its doors, the SCCH stepped in and took over a large component of its HIV program, establishing it as the West Village Division of the SCCH. With three Divisions providing care to over 5,000 individuals, the SCCH distinguishes itself as the largest center in New York State for HIV care. The SCCH also expanded the scope of services at the West Village Division to fit its unique model of care – one that is emulated by other healthcare providers both in the U.S. and abroad.

Now, with a new home on West 17th Street, “we have a beautiful space designed with the patient experience in mind,” says Victoria Sharp, MD, Director of the SCCH. “We are so excited to offer the community here, which has been through a lot with closures and temporary arrangements, a true “medical home” where they may access a multidisciplinary array of services that are coordinated, convenient, and of the highest quality at a single location.”

The new facility occupies three floors which have been completely renovated to accommodate the SCCH’s broad range of coordinated clinical and support services. These include:

  • Primary and specialty medical care, including dermatology, gynecology and cardiology
  • Dental services
  • Behavioral health services
  • Social services
  • Integrative medicine – acupuncture, massage and nutrition
  • Peer support programs
  • Full-service outpatient pharmacy.

The West 17th Street Clinic is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team of HIV experts, many of whom joined the SCCH at the time St. Vincent’s closed. “Our patients feel very good about the fact that they are still being seen by many of the physicians and care providers who saw them at St. Vincent’s,” Dr. Sharp says. “This has been critical to continuity of care for many of them.”

For more information or to make an appointment, contact:

Spencer Cox Center for Health
West 17th Street Clinic
230 West 17th Street
(Between 7th and 8th Avenues)
New York, NY 10011
(212) 523-6500

Also, for more information on The Spencer Cox Center for Health, visit its web site at:

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