What to Expect


At the Ambulatory Care Unit located at both the Long Island Jewish Medical Center [should a locations link be included next to the name ]and at the Sharon Joyce Schlanger Center for Women's Care[should a link be included next to the name], you can expect high quality, compassionate and comprehensive care. Our team, which includes doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, nutritionists, social workers, and health educators, is able to handle whatever health issue you may have.


Comprehensive, Thorough Care


When you visit one of our ambulatory sites, extra time is taken so that every patient has an excellent health care experience. We serve a large number of patients with a variety of medical concerns. With attention to detail and sometimes complicated medical issues, your visit may take longer than expected. We want to be sure you are getting the best care possible. Your health and well being is our main concern.


At Your Visit


Each time you visit the ambulatory care unit, you will register for your visit. At registration we will confirm your insurance and other information, collect co-payments or sliding fee scale charges and make any changes to your health profile such as a change in your address or phone number.

It is important to bring your photo ID, proof of insurance (if you have it), and clinic card every time you come for your visit.

After registration, you will be directed to the ambulatory waiting area. While waiting for your exam you may have the opportunity to speak with a social worker, nutritionist or health educator. This is a very good time to write down any questions you have for the clinician to ensure that all of your health care questions are answered when you are in the exam room.

Following your exam, you may be asked to visit the laboratory. There the phlebotomist may take a blood sample if it is required for any of the tests that the clinician ordered. Finally, you will check out. At this time you will make any follow-up appointments.




The Ambulatory Care Unit locations are open to all women who reside in the North Shore-LIJ service area (Nassau County, Suffolk County and all five New York City boroughs). We offer locations at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Sharon Joyce Schlanger Center for Women's Care, and Glen Cove Hospital.


Financial Assistance


If you don’t have insurance, we can help! Each site of the North Shore-LIJ Health System has a dedicated facilitated enroller who can assist you with an application for Medicaid and Medicaid Managed Care.

If you are not eligible for insurance, you may qualify for the Sliding Fee Scale . The Sliding Fee Scale is based on your household income and the number of people in your household. After reviewing your documentation we will assign a payment rate for your clinical services. This reasonable fee will be paid each time you come to the Ambulatory Care Unit.  To apply for the Sliding Fee Scale you will need to bring a number of important and original documents which include:

  • photo ID
  • proof of address
  • proof of income (from all sources such as wages, disability, unemployment)
  • proof of family size (spouse, children)

If you are unable to obtain any of these documents, please speak to a member of our knowledgeable registration team. They may be able to provide you with additional assistance to ensure that you can receive the care you need.