Although the service is free of charge, sometimes patients, if they can afford to, will make a donation to the centers.
Irish run Emerald Counseling service located in Yonkers is a professional service that deals with issues varying from alcoholism and substance abuse to bereavement, marriage issues and stress.
The service is run by Noel and Robbin Clarke (Noel was born in Ireland) On the website (www.emeraldcounseling.com), it states that fees are based on an ability to pay, and each case is dealt with on its merit. It recommends a flat fee of $40 per session as a good starting point.
Project Irish Outreach, funded by the Irish government, is another service available through Catholic Charities that works closely with Irish immigrants in their time of need. Both Sister Christine Hennessy (Catholic Charities) with an office at the Aisling Center and Patricia O’ Callaghan (also with Catholic Charities) based in Manhattan are there to help the undocumented apply for Medicaid when necessary, or help petition certain hospitals for reduced rates for the undocumented.
For additional medical practitioners available, contact the Aisling Irish Community Center in Yonkers at 914-237-5121, or the Emerald Isle Community Center either in the Bronx at 718-324-3039 or in Queens at 718-478-5502.
Dr. Paul Klein, 914-237-1922
928 McLean Avenue, Yonkers,
New York 10704
Mercy Community Care Dental Surgery, 347-341-4330
4234 Bronx Blvd,
Bronx, New York 10466