State grant for new Jackson Heights health center
by Mark Garzon
May 19, 2017 | 1810 views | 1 1 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend | print
State Senator Jose Peralta delivered a $50,000 grant to Apicha Community Health Center’s (CHC) new site, which is set to open next year in Jackson Heights.

The health care provider’s new location will offer various services, including pediatric primary care, mental health, dental services, a neighborhood meeting space, and educational resources regarding sexual health.

“By having a presence in Jackson Heights, Apicha will be able to assist, among many others, immigrants, LGBTQ people, women and children,” said Peralta.

The center provides health care services regardless of whether they can pay or not.

“Anyone who comes to our doors will be served regardless of their financial status or immigration status,” said CEO Therese R. Rodriguez. “We are here to make the community as healthy as possible and be a productive part of it.”

Apicha CHC has a long-standing history serving the LGBTQ community, as well as those living with HIV/AIDS. Peralta cited the organization’s work and services as beneficial toward the state’s mission to bring an end to the AIDS epidemic by 2020.

“We need to make available more testing, more prevention and better healthcare services,” he said.
Comments-icon Post a Comment
May 23, 2017