Founded in 1971, Charles B. Wang Community Health Center is a nonprofit Federally Qualified Health Center focused on providing care to the Asian American community. With four locations, it serves more than 52,000 patients each year and is committed to providing quality care to all people, regardless of their race, culture, or ability to pay. The health center has a history of helping patients of all backgrounds, and is dedicated to providing quality care in an accessible manner.
In addition to offering comprehensive care, the CBWCHC also offers dental and mental health services, and works to improve the health of residents. This health center offers Chinese and Korean language radio programs, and bilingual health education materials. It also provides care management to link patients with community services. In addition to providing high-quality medical care, CBWCHC provides support for its patients with mental health counseling, social work, and health education.
The center provides primary care services for Asian and other Asian American communities in New York City. It is a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)(n). This deemed status means that it is a provider of health care to the covered population. To this end, it has developed a comprehensive QA/QI program that includes monthly monitoring and review meetings. The center also has a bilingual web site.