Urban Health Plan, Inc., (UHP) is a federally qualified community health center licensed as a diagnostic and treatment center under Article 28 of the New York State Public Health Law and accredited by the Joint Commission. UHP is in its 40th year of providing comprehensive and affordable primary and specialty health care services to the Hunts Point, Mott Haven and Morrisania sections of the Bronx. Its facilities include its main site, eight satellites, ten school health programs, three part-time facilities, and three administrative/program sites that house its WIC program, as well as other grant funded programs.
Though it may seem far from the action, the dense and bustling neighborhood of Elmhurst, Queens is a major hub for commerce and transportation. The E, F, M, R, and 7 trains; the Long Island Rail Road; the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway; and the Long Island Expressway all run through Elmhurst, making Manhattan accessible in 20 minutes.
This surfeit of commuting options also contributes to a decidedly frenetic feel, with the constant buzz amplified by Elmhurst's busy commercial scene. There are two malls here, along with countless big-box stores, groceries, medical offices, ethnic provisioners, and restaurants. In fact, the wealth of ethnic eateries makes this one of the city's best neighborhoods for culinary exploration. In addition to transportation and commerce, the central Queens enclave has plenty of housing stock: a mixture of two-family houses, apartment buildings, and condos, all priced well below Manhattan standards.