Genetic Counseling Virtual Clinic

Clinical Services: Pediatrics
Upper East Side
505 East 70th Street, Helmsley Tower, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10021
Mon-Fri 09:00am - 05:00pm
(646) 962-0273
(646) 962-2205

The Genetic Counseling Virtual Clinic helps patients learn more about their genetic health so they can make informed decisions about their care.

Specifically, the clinic sees patients who do not require a physical exam, including:

·      Couples considering pregnancy that are concerned about having a genetic risk and want further testing.

·      Referred pediatric and adult patients who have a suspected genetic condition and need genetic testing.

·      Family members of a current patient who are interested in genetic testing.

Why Choose Weill Cornell Medicine?

Convenient and Discreet Testing from the Comfort of Your Home

Our virtual clinic allows you to connect with our expert genetic counselors from the comfort of your home or other convenient locations. During the visit, patients will have the opportunity to share their medical history and learn more about the testing options available.

Please note: Virtual visits are only available for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut residents at this time.

Experienced Genetic Counselors

Our genetic counselors are among the most experienced in the area and are supported by a physician who specializes in genetics. Our expertise allows us to share the most up-to-date testing options available, so you can make the health decisions that best align with your priorities and values.

How It Works

Patients may receive a referral from their doctor or reach out on their own if they know there is a family history of a genetic condition.

During the initial virtual visit, a member of our team will discuss your medical history and learn more about your family history before reviewing your genetic testing options.

If you decide to pursue testing, our team will reach out to your insurer for pre-authorization, if needed.  Additionally, our genetic counselors will provide information about testing and collecting a sample.

Testing can often be done at home via a cheek swab/saliva kit mailed to your home (with shipping covered by the lab). Patients can also schedule an in-person appointment for a blood draw. The results are typically ready in about three to six weeks.

Once the results come in, our counselors will review the information via a phone call. If needed, our team will help you schedule a follow-up visit.

Schedule an Appointment

The Virtual Clinc is open on Thursdays from 1 - 5 p.m. 

Our virtual clinic is open every Thursday from 1-5 p.m. To schedue an appointment call (646) 962-2205.