(DNAINFO) Danielle Tcholakian | March 31, 2016 — Village residents complain of sky-high costs during visits to Lenox Health Greenwich Village.
The medical facility that now stands where St. Vincent’s Hospital used to be is charging exorbitant rates for care, including $1,000 for a doctor to look at a bee sting, locals complain.
Lenox Health Greenwich Village, which recently changed its name from Lenox Hill HealthPlex due to a lawsuit, is under scrutiny from Community Board 2 for charging more than many think seems reasonable for urgent care treatment.
“It’s become an issue. Lenox Hill HealthPlex is charging enormous amounts of money for some simple little procedures,” said Community Board 2 Social Services committee chair Sasha Greene at a recent meeting of the board’s committee chairs.
The board now plans to do research on “the cost of ERs, the cost of these standalone ERs, how much it costs for the regular ER,” to compare the rates to those charged by Lenox Health, Greene said.