About Us

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.