Doctor's Notes

Leave a comment

We Are Here to Serve Everyone – Seek Health Care When You Need It


The Charles B. Wang Community Health Center has been serving the Asian American community for more than 45 years. We want our patients and community members to know that they should not be afraid to visit their doctors. We will do our best to make sure that you have good health care, and care for you with respect and compassion.  We will never release your personal information unless we have your written approval or we are required to do so by law. Our staff is trained to keep your information private and confidential. We will not turn you away because you do not speak English, do not have a social security number, or do not have health insurance.

The Charles B. Wang Community Health Center is here to serve all New Yorkers regardless of your immigration history or ability to pay. We believe that health care is a basic right and everyone should receive care when they are in need.

Our health centers in Lower Manhattan and in Flushing, Queens are open seven days a week. Our doctors, nurses and staff care about you.  Many of them are immigrants or children of immigrants.  We speak Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese and will provide translation in other languages to make sure that we understand  your needs.  You have a right to interpretation at no cost to you.

There are other services in New York City to help you if you need health care.  These services are available to everyone:

  • Emergency room care.
  • Public and safety net hospitals (NYC HHC hospitals).
  • Public health services such as immunizations, mental health, screening and treatment for communicable diseases such as HIV, STD and tuberculosis.
  • Programs providing health services necessary to protect life and safety such as emergency medical, food or shelter, domestic violence, crime victim assistance, disaster relief.
  • Emergency Medicaid including labor and delivery for pregnancy.
  • Charity care at hospitals and sliding fee scale services at community health centers.
  • Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage for children and youth.

Many services do not cost a lot of money. To learn more, please call 311 which provides information about New York City government services.  You can also ask one of our social workers.  Our staff are available to answer any questions you have and help you find the services that meet your needs.

We want to help everyone in the community to live the healthiest life possible.

Learn more about the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center at


Leave a comment

Give Back for #GivingTuesday

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping, the world will be giving on #GivingTuesday. The Charles B. Wang Community Health Center is thrilled to take part in this special season of generosity and giving.

For over 40 years, the Health Center has been dedicated to closing health care gaps present for Asian Americans and other medically underserved communities. We have come a long way since our first health fair on Mott Street in 1971. Today our team of bilingual and bicultural care team works together to help patients achieve their highest level of health.

Our mission and services go beyond clinical care. Our internship programs like Project AHEAD, Health Disparities Research and Training Program and Community Service Learning Program develop high school, undergraduate and graduate students into leaders in health care, social services and education. Our award-winning hepatitis B team advocate for local and national awareness of the disproportionate burden of hepatitis B in immigrant populations. Our certified application counselors help non-English speaking patients sign up for health insurance so they can get the care they or other family members need. Our women’s health program has a bilingual breast cancer support group that provides emotional support and resources on treatment—like beauty techniques to help manage appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment.

Has the Health Center impacted your life?

Give back this month. Join us for #GivingTuesday.

To support the Health Center for #GivingTuesday, you can give a one-time gift, pledge an ongoing gift, or give as a gift or in honor of a loved one. Just click on the giving button to visit our #GivingTuesday donation page.

Happy Giving!