by Derrel Jazz Johnson
New York, NY — During the height of the pandemic, the Center for Comprehensive Health Practice (CCHP) received the news they would have to move after 30 years of operating their integrated health care services within Metropolitan Hospital Center. “Moving at any time can be a trying experience, but moving in the middle of a pandemic felt nearly impossible. We must have looked at nearly 20 places all over New York City. But when we walked into 35 E. 110th Street, we immediately knew we found our new home.” The Center for Comprehensive Health Practice will celebrate their new location on Tuesday, May 2nd from 5:30 – 7:30pm with a ribbon cutting and reception at 35 E. 110th Street (bet. Fifth and Madison Avenue) 4th Floor, New York, NY.
The non-profit organization worked tirelessly with guidance from city, state and federal government, hyper-local community leaders and their committed Board of Directors to successfully secure their own, free-standing health center. The 63-year-old Center excitedly welcomed their 14,000 square feet new location but more importantly remained within the East Harlem community. CCHP provides high quality, affordable healthcare that integrates primary care, behavioral and mental healthcare, addiction treatment, early childhood development services, and other supportive resources for their patients – mostly Black/Brown individuals, families and children. CCHP is a licensed Article 28 and Article 32 Center, recently certified as a Comprehensive Outpatient Integrated Treatment Program.
The Center generously received fiscal and community support to continue to serve their patients and welcome new patients from: Community Board 11, Ira W. DeCamp Foundation, the Manhattan Borough President’s Office,; Board member Ruth Colp-Haber for real estate negotiations for the new clinic; and the largest support coming from New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) – through the administrative and fiscal support of OASAS, CCHP was able to secure and renovate a new location. “We often see that patients struggling with mental health, addiction or social determinants of health such as food insecurity or unstable housing, tend to not prioritize their primary care. At CCHP, we integrated all of our services, including primary care, onto one floor to address the needs of the whole patient, and to support the growth of healthy families and communities,” says Dr. Mariely Fernandez, Chief Medical Officer.
To speak with Michelle Gadot or Dr. Mariely Fernandez about CCHP programs or attend/cover the Ribbon Cutting & Reception, please contact: Kim Marshall, PR & Events Consultant PRDirector@wilsonmarshallpr.com or 646.721.4375
The Center for Comprehensive Health Practice (CCHP) was originally founded by visionary, Dr. Richard Brotman in 1960. From its very beginning, CCHP has been committed to Dr. Brotman’s mission, to provide our patients with high quality, affordable healthcare that integrates primary care, behavioral and mental healthcare, addiction treatment, early childhood development services, and other supportive resources for adults, adolescents, and children all under one roof.
In 1990, CCHP became an independent not-for-profit community health center located within Metropolitan Hospital Center. And on January 30th, 2023 CCHP moved into our new and fully-customized Center located at 35 East 110th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10029.
Over the last 60 years, CCHP has built a reputation as a strong community partner and service provider that offers patients and their families comprehensive, family-focused healthcare and supportive services all in one location. Our team of medical providers, nurses, care managers, counselors, peers, and play and learn coordinators work together to address the medical, social, emotional, and child development needs of our patients and their families. Ultimately, we strive to create long lasting health-care partnerships between patients, families, and professionals. Our motto is “CCHP is your family’s home for a lifetime of care.”