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The Actors Fund to Open New Health Center in Manhattan

The center is named for Samuel J. Friedman.

Brian Stokes Mitchell is chairman of the Actors Fund.
(© David Gordon)

The Actors Fund and Mount Sinai Doctors have announced plans to open the Samuel J. Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts at the Actors Fund's headquarters in Manhattan.

The Samuel J. Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts will serve as the medical care provider that is solely focused on the particular health care needs of the entertainment and performing arts community.

Operated in partnership with the Actors Fund and Mount Sinai Doctors, the Friedman Health Center will offer primary and specialty care, expedited referrals to physicians within the Mount Sinai Health System, and extended hours that are sensitive to entertainment industry work schedules and continuity of care for those who experience regular changes in health insurance coverage.

The Friedman Health Center, expected to open in March, accepts most insurance plans, including commercial insurances, most Marketplace/Exchange plans, Medicare and Workers' Compensation, with free and unbiased health insurance enrollment and counseling available on-site.

Personalized health insurance counseling, guidance, and enrollment support will be available on-site through the Actors Fund's Artists Health Insurance Resource Center. The Actors Fund's Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic, located at 57th Street and 10th Avenue in Manhattan, will continue to operate in its current location until the opening of the Friedman Health Center in March. Tony winner Brian Stokes Mitchell serves as the organization's chairman.

For more information or to make an appointment, click here.

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