Heidi Chang, PA

Physician Assistant located in Midtown, NoMad, NY & Financial District, FiDi, NY

About Heidi Chang, PA-C

Heidi Chang, PA-C, is a talented and caring physician assistant on the team of providers at Mindful Urgent Care in New York City’s Financial District. 

Heidi is dedicated to impacting and improving the lives of her patients in addition to normalizing the public’s perception of mental health conditions. She believes that many mental health conditions are largely under-recognized, under-diagnosed, and under-treated. While she’s happy that the mainstream media devotes more attention to covering mental health issues and does so with less stigma, she feels that many of these stories could have a much more positive and safer ending with earlier and more proper intervention. 

Heidi is inspired by seeing her patients working toward better lives and overcoming their crises, whether they’ve been building for years or are more situational in nature. She takes great pride in knowing that her work at Mindful Urgent Care changes the direction of people’s lives and make a strong social impact that’s felt on a very personal level. 

Outside of work, Heidi enjoys watching “The Great British Bake Off” and spending time at the beach. She hopes to one day travel to Santorini, Greece, to see the famed blue and white landscape in person.


What is the most inspiring part of your job?

The most inspiring part of my job is when my patients progress and get better. Every day I see people that have come to a crisis in their lives. Sometimes the crisis has been building for years, and sometimes it's situational. At Mindful Urgent Care, we can change the direction of people's lives and I feel that there is a strong social impact to what I do. It's not on a large scale, it happens on a very person-to-person level, but I am proud of the changes my interventions can make in patients’ lives.

 

Why did you choose to specialize/work in psychiatry?

Mental health conditions are still largely under-recognized, under-diagnosed and under-treated. Everyday there are mental health issues in the news. It's a good thing that coverage of mental health conditions is more mainstream, and with much less stigma than in the past. But I feel that with proper and earlier intervention, more of those stories could have ended with a much more positive and safe outcome. I wanted to work in a field of medicine that would really impact and improve the lives of my patients as well as helping to normalize mental health.

 

If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?

I’d love to visit Greece one day, especially the island of Santorini to see the blue and white landscape in person. I like to disconnect on my vacations, and as much as I also love the mountains, I can’t resist a beach vacation.

 

When I was 8, I was pretty sure I’d be… a teacher when I grew up. I always had a sense that I wanted to help others in my work.

 

What are you currently watching on Netflix?

“The Great British Bake Off!” I’m a terrible cook and I would never be able to compete in a cooking/baking competition but I find inspiration in how technical people can be in their cooking. I’d probably be a better candidate for the “Worst Cooks in America.”

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Heidi Chang, PA-C, is a talented and caring physician assistant on the team of providers at Mindful Urgent Care in New York City’s Financial District. 

Heidi is dedicated to impacting and improving the lives of her patients in addition to normalizing the public’s perception of mental health conditions. She believes that many mental health conditions are largely under-recognized, under-diagnosed, and under-treated. While she’s happy that the mainstream media devotes more attention to covering mental health issues and does so with less stigma, she feels that many of these stories could have a much more positive and safer ending with earlier and more proper intervention. 

Heidi is inspired by seeing her patients working toward better lives and overcoming their crises, whether they’ve been building for years or are more situational in nature. She takes great pride in knowing that her work at Mindful Urgent Care changes the direction of people’s lives and make a strong social impact that’s felt on a very personal level. 

Outside of work, Heidi enjoys watching “The Great British Bake Off” and spending time at the beach. She hopes to one day travel to Santorini, Greece, to see the famed blue and white landscape in person.


What is the most inspiring part of your job?

The most inspiring part of my job is when my patients progress and get better. Every day I see people that have come to a crisis in their lives. Sometimes the crisis has been building for years, and sometimes it's situational. At Mindful Urgent Care, we can change the direction of people's lives and I feel that there is a strong social impact to what I do. It's not on a large scale, it happens on a very person-to-person level, but I am proud of the changes my interventions can make in patients’ lives.

 

Why did you choose to specialize/work in psychiatry?

Mental health conditions are still largely under-recognized, under-diagnosed and under-treated. Everyday there are mental health issues in the news. It's a good thing that coverage of mental health conditions is more mainstream, and with much less stigma than in the past. But I feel that with proper and earlier intervention, more of those stories could have ended with a much more positive and safe outcome. I wanted to work in a field of medicine that would really impact and improve the lives of my patients as well as helping to normalize mental health.

 

If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?

I’d love to visit Greece one day, especially the island of Santorini to see the blue and white landscape in person. I like to disconnect on my vacations, and as much as I also love the mountains, I can’t resist a beach vacation.

 

When I was 8, I was pretty sure I’d be… a teacher when I grew up. I always had a sense that I wanted to help others in my work.

 

What are you currently watching on Netflix?

“The Great British Bake Off!” I’m a terrible cook and I would never be able to compete in a cooking/baking competition but I find inspiration in how technical people can be in their cooking. I’d probably be a better candidate for the “Worst Cooks in America.”


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Testimonials 

Dr. Chang has been an incredible guide through my psychiatry sessions. Her genuine interest in helping her patients is admirable. Thanks for guiding me Dr. Chang. August 16, 2019 by Carlos R.


I love Heidi Chang! She truly cares about my concerns. I would definitely recommend this office!Clean, calm, environment. August 29, 2019 by Samantha P.


Dr. Chang has been an incredible guide through my psychiatry sessions. Her genuine interest in helping her patients is admirable. Thanks for guiding me Dr. Chang.

August 20, 2019 by Carlos R.


Dr Chang is very empathetic

August 07, 2019 by Andrew T.


Dr. Heidi Chang is very welcoming and understanding. It can be very scary going to a psychiatrist, but she’s made me feel very comfortable at all of our appointments. I highly recommend!

June 19, 2019 by Michelle L.


For the first time since I moved to NYC, I feel like I’m on a path to feeling “normal” again. Dr. Chang is incredibly caring and sincerely interested in finding the best way to manage any issues presented.

June 19, 2019 by Cory D.


Heidi Chang is a very smart, mature individual. She is a pleasure to speak with, as she provides a comfortable and warm environment. Heidi is knowledgeable and very approachable. Look forward to working with her. Thanks, Heidi.

June 19, 2019 by Gina T F.


I loved the service. Heidi was so understanding and wasn’t judgmental. I loved that I could be myself she made me feel safe in a world that judges you for being “different”.

June 18, 2019 by Amanda E.


Staff was pleasant when I arrived and I saw Heidi within a few minutes. She was knowledgeable about my file, our previous conversation, and was clear with her recommendations and her plan for future care as well as follow up visit. It was fast appointment yet thorough and thoughtful. I left feeling well taken care of.

June 17, 2019 by Jessica F.


Heidi is truly amazing.

June 13, 2019 by Edna R.


Could not have gone better! From the time I arrived till I left was as smooth as silk! Will be back for sure.

Apr 9, 2019 by Christine M.


Beautiful office! I was taken right on-time and had a great experience. I’d highly recommend for anyone seeing a psychiatrist.
Apr 9, 2019 by Kayla K.


Took time to talk to me and was very detailed.
Mar 29, 2019 by Brent D.


Seen by PA- awesome so far!

by Danielle D.


'If you are in need of mental health services this is the place to go!! The office space is immaculate, the staff was so pleasant, the doctor was attentive, you could feel the "love" in that office. For the first time ever I felt like the staff truly wanted to help me, not just asking "And how does that make you feel?" Looking forward to my next appointment.'
Mar 07, 2019 by Brianna


The P.A. was sweet, she asked wonderful questions and made my son feel comfortable and relaxed. I am SO GLAD that I called and made this appointment! WILL tell anyone looking for help and send them your way!
Feb 9, 2019


So easy to get an appointment! Very relaxed friendly environment. The doctor who sees me is a women which is great! They do no perscribe some medications like cholonpin (which I was using). But gave me a great substitute! Highly recommend. Especially if you are a more time sensitive paitent.
Dec 1, 2018 by Lilian M.


They treat me with tender loving care. Because they really do care.


They're awesome! They're so so nice! And it's a beautiful office

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