Apicha Community Health Center (CHC) is a Federally Qualified Health Center that has served New York City’s immigrant community for over 27 years. Our mission is to improve the health of our community and to increase access to comprehensive primary care, preventive health services, mental health supportive services. We are committed to excellence and to providing culturally competent services that enhance the quality of life. In 2018, we’re bringing our expert health services to the Jackson Heights community.
Commonly referred to as one of the most diverse areas in the country, if not the world, Jackson Heights, Queens contains large numbers of recent immigrant arrivals including South Americans, such as Columbians and Ecuadorians, and South Asians from many different countries and areas. The New York City Department of Health Mental Hygiene recently found that recent immigrants have adverse health outcomes and experience barriers accessing culturally competent care.
Opening this spring, Apicha CHC will provide Adult and Pediatric Primary Care, Short-term Mental Health Care, Preventive Dental Care, Health Home Case Management Services, and an LGBT Community Meeting Space.
Jackson Heights, NY
With adventurous art, international cuisine, gorgeous parks and world-class sporting events, Queens features attractions to satisfy nearly every taste. Sports lovers can watch the New York Mets play baseball at Citi Field and, in a venue nearly adjacent, see the US Open host the world’s best tennis players. But in Queens, every day can be an event, whether you’re sampling the delectable Greek cuisine of Astoria or authentic Chinese food in Flushing. View inventive art at MoMA PS1 and Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, and take in the stunning flora at the Queens Botanical Garden.
Just about every language on Earth is spoken somewhere in Queens, and a stroll around the neighborhood of Jackson Heights might make you think that almost every type of food in the world is served here, too. An influx of immigrants, especially from South Asia and Latin America, arrived in the area in recent years, bringing recipes and distinctive preparations with them. Stuffed Tibetan dumplings, fruity Colombian beverages, spicy Indian chaat and other delicious edibles and drinkables may be had from street carts and established restaurants—even out of the back of a cell phone store. But Jackson Heights offers more than palate-pleasing, belly-busting food. Every summer it hosts the Queens Pride Parade and Multicultural Festival and serves as the borough's center of gay culture year-round. Much of the neighborhood is a designated historic district, in recognition of its characteristic garden apartments and urban design. The inventor of Scrabble lived in Jackson Heights; he is memorialized via a Scrabbleesque street sign. Only a few stops on the subway from Midtown Manhattan, this largely residential neighborhood welcomes visitors, priding itself on being the kind of place where people from elsewhere can feel at home, much like New York City itself.