One Woman's Vision: Personalized Health Care
Naomi Friedman founded Sickday after she spent years working in hospitals and private physician practices. Dissatisfied with the level of patient care she was able to provide in these traditional medical environments, Naomi started visiting patients in their homes. With medical bag in hand, she traversed New York by foot, bus, and subway to treat acute, urgent medical conditions.
These values-based beginnings and Naomi’s belief that all patients deserve personalized health care still drive Sickday today and led The New York Times in 2001 to call her "The city’s angel of mercy."
Our close-knit team has cared for thousands of New York City’s residents, businesspeople, visitors, and uninsured creatives alike. In the process, we’ve pioneered the house call field and reintroduced it as a viable model for modern healthcare.
“I’ve never received such quality, personalized care in the city.”
Jane Stern, West Village Apartment
The Sickday Touch
Our patients find the convenience of being cared for in the comfort of their home, office, or hotel is much better than waiting for an appointment or going to the E.R.
Beyond convenience, Sickday is affordable. The Atlantic reported that "The average cost of a visit to the E.R. for over 8,000 patients across the U.S. was $2,168" (February, 2013). A house call from Sickday costs just $275.
And if convenience and affordability aren't enough, we treat you as a person. We spend time with you discussing, diagnosing, and truly understanding your condition so that we can properly treat it. This level of personalized care is too rare in medicine today, which is why our patients have so many kind words to say about us.
It's a level of medical care that everybody deserves: convenient, affordable, and personalized.
“[Treats] ailments as diverse as a sprained ankle or a bad case of bronchitis.”