New Health Care Center Set to Open in Jamaica

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska | June 20, 2013 8:34am 
 A new health care clinic in Jamaica will offer a variety of family medical services.
A new health care clinic in Jamaica will offer a variety of family medical services.
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QUEENS — A new health care center in Jamaica is set to launch expanded services for children and their parents, offering pediatrics and family-planning programs.

Family Health Center, at 90-04 161st St., also provides primary care, prenatal and postpartum care, sexual health services, social and mental health services and nutrition counseling.

It also offers a variety of services for transgender individuals, including support groups and hormone replacement therapy.

The center is run by the nonprofit Community Healthcare Network, offering affordable health care to Medicaid and uninsured patients in underserved communities, said Anat Gerstein, a spokeswoman for the network.

The facility, which has its grand opening on Friday, was previously run by Public Health Solutions and offered very limited family-planning services, Gerstein said.

This will be the second facility run by Community Healthcare Network in Jamaica. The organization also operates Queens Health Center on Sutphin Boulevard.

“Community Healthcare Network is excited to expand our presence in Jamaica, Queens, and provide comprehensive, well-needed medical, social, mental and nutritional services to the surrounding community,” said the organization's president and CEO Catherine Abate in a statement.

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