Due to the COVID-19 Health crisis, The Manhattan Center for Headache and Neurology will be operating with limited business hours and limited staff. We are open for Telehealth appointments Monday through Friday from 9 am – 5 pm. In office visits are designated for IVs, procedures, testing, and emergencies on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and every other Friday.

We care about our patients and their health. We are doing our best to service our patients in a safe and healthy manner. We comply with all regulations and keep a clean and sanitized facility.

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!

A new symptom for COVID-19 is a lost or altered sense of smell or taste. Please be aware. If you are experiencing this symptom, 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

COVID-19 updates from MCHN medical staff


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.