Health Law Unit

The Health Law Unit (HLU) assists clients and advocates on a range of navigational issues within public health programs. These issues include:

  • barriers to enrollment and retention of benefits
  • denials of health care services
  • coordination of benefits
  • access to care for uninsured persons
  • immigrant access to health care
  • reduction of medical debt


  • Health Law Hotline (New York City): (212) 577-3575
  • Health Law Hotline (Upstate): (888) 500-2455
  • When to call: The Health Law Unit is staffed during regular business hours (9 a.m. -5 p.m.) on Tuesdays

Download the Medical Debt Guide (PDF)