Due to the COVID-19 Health crisis, The Manhattan Center for Headache and Neurology has changed the way that we service our patients. In order to keep our patients and staff healthy, we have limited the number of staff members and patients in our waiting area. Our center is now open Monday through Saturday. We will continue to see most follow up appointments via Telehealth. Consultations, testing, and procedures are reserved for in office appointments.

We care about our patients and their health. We continue to comply with all regulations to keep a clean and sanitized facility. Below are the steps that we take to be COVID-19 compliant.

  • We are socially distancing, and have limited the number of patients to accomplish this
  • Work flows have been adjusted to help maintain social distancing while in our office
  • Face Masks are worn at all times, by all staff and patients
  • Patients and staff are screened daily for COVID symptoms including fever
  • No guests allowed
  • Plexiglass shields installed at check in and check out
  • No touch check in and check out
  • High contact surfaces and all exam rooms and equipment are sanitized between patients
COVID-19 updates from MCHN medical staff


Please, let’s all do our part in staying safe and not spreading this virus. We will get through this together. We will see you very soon!

If you have fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, muscle aches, loss of smell and taste, do not schedule an in person visit. Instead schedule a Telehealth visit.

We will continue to broadcast updates during this crisis. All the best to you and your families.

Audrey Halpern, MD

About Headaches

It is estimated that over 45 million people in the United States suffer from acute or chronic headaches,[1] with headaches accounting for one emergency room visit every 10 seconds. 18% of women and 8% of men between the ages of 18 and 55 suffer from what is technically defined as a migraine by the medical community. It is believed if those criteria are slightly relaxed, the number of individuals suffering from debilitating headaches is far greater. Headaches are the number two cause of disability in the United States, and headaches are one of the top causes for the loss of workplace productivity. Because the medical community has not yet fully embraced “headache” as a medical condition, it is believed that many headache sufferers remain undiagnosed.

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Exciting Changes In Our Practice

We have expanded our group of providers, and are developing a new Headache Membership program – click here for more details.


1. See migraineinformation.org for more information on this statistic.