NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health to Open new $30M Health Center

March 31, 2023 – NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health and the New York City Economic Development Corporation announced plans to open a new comprehensive community health center in Queens.

The facility is expected to open in 2025 and will expand access to primary care, women’s health, dental, vision and mental health services for the peninsula community.

The health system’s Board of Directors approved a proposal to sign a 32-year lease for the 22,000 square foot site. The clinic still requires approval from the New York State Department of Health, which oversees the opening of all health facilities statewide, as well as other regulatory approvals and a signed lease.

The City of New York contributed $30 million to cover the cost of outfitting the space.

“I’m proud that this new clinic will offer comprehensive, high quality primary and specialty care to our community in Queens. The new, state-of-the art facility will support the comprehensive needs of our patients and fellow New Yorkers regardless of ability to pay or immigration status,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health CEO Michelle Lewis.

“The opening of the Gotham Health Center will provide a state-of-the-art Community Health Center for Far Rockaway that will not only expand access to primary care and other health services but increase economic opportunity and improve the quality of life for local residents,” said New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) President & CEO Andrew Kimball. “The construction of this facility was made possible through the ‘Downtown Far Rockaway Roadmap for Action’ developed by the Downtown Far Rockaway Working Group.”

NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health is a Federally Qualified Healthcare Provider formed in 2012 to enable individuals and families to address their health care needs in their own neighborhoods.

NYC Health + Hospitals is the largest municipal health care system in the nation serving more than a million New Yorkers annually in more than 70 patient care locations across the city. A network of outpatient, neighborhood-based primary and specialty care centers anchors care coordination with the system’s trauma centers, nursing homes, post-acute care centers, home care agency, and MetroPlus health plan — all supported by 11 essential hospitals.

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