BCHN Adds Two New Health Centers

BCHN Adds Two New Health Centers

Increases Access to Healthcare for Thousands of Bronx Residents

BRONX, N.Y.— Bronx Community Health Network, Inc. (BCHN) is delighted to announce that it has added two new sites to its list of affiliated health centers – Stevenson Educational Campus school-based health center and the Montefiore Via Verde Family Practice.

Since its inception, BCHN has helped thousands of Bronx residents access affordable, quality healthcare and related services at its affiliated sites. The now 17 sites are located throughout the Bronx and offer residents a range of health-related services regardless of ability to pay, immigration, race, or ethnic status.

“I am delighted that these two centers have been added to the list of our affiliated health centers. I am especially pleased that we can make this announcement after our celebrations last week—National Health Centers Week— when we took part in the nation-wide celebration of the creation of the first two community health clinics 50 years ago,” said Eleanor Larrier, BCHN CEO. “These two new centers will have a profound impact on the lives of those families near Via Verde, in the Melrose section of the South Bronx, and the students that attend the schools in the Stevenson Educational Campus. Students will have easy access medical, behavioral and oral health services with minimal disruption to their daily schedules. We expect to see less absenteeism and enhanced academic and social performance.”

About BCHN

Bronx Community Health Network, Inc. (BCHN) is a non-profit organization and federally funded health center. Our 15 affiliated community- and school-based centers are owned and operated by Montefiore Medical Center and the Acacia Network. Located throughout the Bronx, these health centers offer affordable, quality medical care and related health services for all, including under- and uninsured Bronx families. Call (718) 904-2516 for appointments for comprehensive pediatric, adolescent, and adult medicine, women’s health, dentistry, and behavioral health services. Our dedicated health care providers and professionals also provide regular checkups, flu shots, immunizations, and other essential diagnostic and social support services, including health education and nutrition counseling, and asthma, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, and cancer management programs.

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