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 Article 31 of the New York State Office of Mental Health and accredited by the Joint Commission.
We are a not-for-profit system of twelve health centers, one mental health center, twelve school-based health centers and three part-time clinics, located in New York City’s South Bronx, Corona, Queens and Central Harlem communities. Founded in 1974 by Dr. Richard Izquierdo, a local physician, We provide care to patients, regardless of their ability to pay. UHP provides comprehensive and affordable primary and specialty health care services to all the communities we serve. These include the Latino, African-American, South Asian and West African communities, as well as other emerging communities. In 2020, we had more than 80,000 patients with more than 400,000 visits. We employ 865 associates and providers.
Urban Health Plan complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.Urban Health Plan is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233 (g) – (n).
“This health center receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.”