New 9,000-square-foot community-focused health center coming to Flushing


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Photo courtesy Selfhelp Community Services
Photo courtesy Selfhelp Community Services

The Charles B. Wang Community Health Center (CBWCHC) will build a health center in Selfhelp’s housing complex at 45th Avenue.

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The Charles B. Wang Community Health Center (CBWCHC) announced Tuesday that it has signed a 10-year lease to build a 9,000-square-foot health center in Flushing.

The new two-floor facility will be erected in independent living nonprofit Selfhelp Community Services’ affordable housing complex at 45th Avenue, and is scheduled to open in 2015.

“The health center will use the space to expand its primary care capability so we can better serve the growing Asian-American community and other underserved populations in Flushing and in Queens County,” said Jane Eng, CEO of CBWCHC.

The new facility, which will be the second CBWCHC location in Flushing, will provide clinical services such as internal medicine, women’s health, pediatrics, mental health services and support services, such as social work and health education.

Support staff will include Chinese and English bilingual speakers to help serve the community as well. In addition, the center will provide cancer and hepatitis B screenings, immunizations, smoking cessation programs and early entry into prenatal care.

“The Charles B. Wang Community Health Center is a perfect fit with Selfhelp’s philosophical approach to enabling New Yorkers to continue to live healthy with independence and dignity in their own homes,” said Stuart Kaplan, Selfhelp’s CEO. “The co-located community health center will offer stellar primary care and innovative wellness initiatives for the residents of Selfhelp’s six apartment buildings in the immediate vicinity and for members of the extended community as well.”

 

 

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