For more than 25 years, the Karpas Health Information Center has provided thousands of New Yorkers with reliable and easily accessible health information. The center, a storefront located on the corner of 18th Street and First Avenue in Manhattan, is Beth Israel Medical Center’s welcoming front door and a point of entry to the outstanding physicians and clinical services of our hospital.
Staffed by health educators, the Karpas Health Information Center is a resource center that offers an extensive health library, walk in assistance and help with research on specific health conditions - all free of charge. Our wellness programs enable our neighbors to remain safe, active and vital members of our community. The center is committed to providing resources that are nurturing to the mind, body, and spirit.
The center reaches into the community and sponsors screenings and wellness workshops and classes throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn. These programs are developed in partnership with community based organizations and dedicated to improving health outcomes for the communities we serve.
The Karpas Health Information Center continues to flourish due to the pioneering spirit, generosity and ongoing leadership of Suzanne Toor Karpas and Irving D. Karpas, Jr.
Stay Off Smoking Support Group (SOS)Every Wednesday, 6-7 pm
Phillips Ambulatory Care Center
4th Floor, Room 4G01
For more information call (212) 844-1349.
Volunteering at Beth Israel Medical CenterVolunteers are an integral part of Beth Israel’s professional team. Choosing to be a volunteer at Beth Israel can be a rewarding experience. Volunteering provides you with the opportunity to utilize your current skills or gain new ones in areas of interest to you. For more information call (212) 420-2733.