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The Community Health Center Expansion Program is an investment in New Yorkers’ health, providing grant support to federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) in NYC, by expanding access to healthcare centers across the city.

Medical Care for All New Yorkers

New Yorkers living in Medically Underserved Areas lack adequate access to preventative care and are highly dependent on hospital emergency rooms. FQHCs fill this gap by delivering primary and preventative healthcare and reducing unnecessary ER visits for all communities.

Access to quality healthcare is an essential piece of any strong neighborhood. That’s why we’re committed to helping the city’s health centers grow their reach through our Community Health Center Expansion Program.
James Patchett
President and CEO, NYCEDC

New Health Care Centers

Betances Health Center Opening Day. Photo by NYCEDC.
  • BMS Family Health Center: Brownsville Multi-Service Family Health Center (BMS) is a family health center that responds effectively to the unique health needs of the Brownsville residents and other nearby neighborhoods. This site offers dental care, primary care, pediatrics, behavioral health support, and HIV/STD counseling. It can serve up to 8,500+ patients at full capacity.
  • Damian Family Care Centers: Third Avenue Family Health Center (Hunts Point/Mott Haven): Offering adult and pediatric primary care, dental care, behavioral health care, and specialty services, as well as an on-site pharmacy. Last year, the Center served 3,800 patients.
Damian Family Care Center, Photo by Kreg Holt
  • The Institute for Family Health : Stevenson Family Health Center (Soundview): Offering mental health care, dental care, and care management services. Last year, the Center served 9600.
Stevenson Family Health Center. Photo by Kreg Holt/NYCEDC.
  • Union Community Health Center  (Van Nest): Offering primary and behavioral healthcare and supportive services. Last year, the Center served 3,400 patients.
  • William F. Ryan Community Health Network: Ryan / Frederick Douglass Community Health Center (Harlem): Offering adult and pediatric primary medical care, as well as supportive services such as insurance outreach and enrollment. Last year, the Center served 5,000 patients.
Housing Works Health Center. Photo by Julienne Schaer/NYCEDC.

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