Outreach and Screenings

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Outreach and Screenings

ColumbiaDoctors is working to improve access to the care you need, whether you work at CUIMC or live in the surrounding community.

In collaboration with clinical departments and Columbia community partners, we provide healthcare education, free health screenings, and fun swag.


Bringing Care to You

Whether it's the CUIMC campus, All Hallows High School in the Bronx, or Yankees Stadium, ColumbiaDoctors Outreach is committed to meeting patients where they are. One example: Outreach staffs a table during the weekly Haven Plaza Farmers Market, bringing bilingual clinicians, information, screenings, and appointments directly to community members.

ColumbiaDoctors Outreach Makes It Easy to Connect Patients to Our Premier Care


Reducing Barriers to Care

ColumbiaDoctors Outreach was one of 25 people and programs recognized in 2023 as Champions of Health Equity by Cancer Health

The magazine, which focuses on news for cancer patients, survivors, and their families, created the awards to honor individuals and teams that work tirelessly to define and address disparities in cancer care. Cancer Health praised the Outreach program for its commitment to providing cancer screenings and other essential health services to the residents of Washington Heights through on-site events and school health days.

"What began as a series of skin screenings and educational events for the communities has evolved into a multidisciplinary array of offerings, including eye exams, flu shots, mammograms, prostate cancer screenings and more," Cancer Health wrote.


Our Partners

The Outreach program is powered by a union of the faculty practice organization, the Columbia Nurse Practitioner Group, and the clinical departments of CUIMC. Our lineup of services and education has included the following partners:

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine Columbia University Department of Pediatrics
Columbia University Department of Dermatology Columbia University Department of Psychiatry
Columbia University Department of Medicine - Cardiology Columbia University Department of Radiology
Columbia University Department of Medicine - The Hypertension Center  Columbia University Department of Surgery
Columbia University Department of Medicine - Digestive and Liver Diseases Columbia University Department of Urology
Columbia University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Columbia Primary Care
Columbia University Department of Ophthalmology Columbia University School of Nursing
Columbia University Department of Otolaryngology Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center

ColumbiaDoctors Outreach encourages any department, division, team, or community group to email us at CDoutreach@cumc.columbia.edu to discuss how we can join forces to better serve our corner of New York City.


2024 Events

Haven Plaza Farmers Market

Dates: Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Haven Plaza

Starting June 18, look for the ColumbiaDoctors Outreach team on Haven Plaza at the Farmer’s Market. Representatives from ColumbiaDoctors Nurse Practitioner Group will be joined each week by staff from a rotating group of clinical departments to provide information, education, screenings, and more. Check out the event listings below to see the schedule of specialties and services.

Events