Already home to New York Presbyterian Queens and Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Flushing will be getting a new $65 million health facility.
The city recently announced plans for Healthview, a 77,000 square-foot medical facility that will be part of the Mayor’s Caring Neighborhoods Initiative. Operated by the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, the new center at College Point Boulevard and 40th Road will provide care to over 25,000 underserved New Yorkers and create over 140 new jobs in the first three years of operation.
“All New Yorker deserves equal access to healthcare, and this state-of-the art facility means the tens of thousands of people in booming Flushing will get the primary care they need,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Healthview will be located amid Flushing’s bustling retail, transportation, and residential hub. The project will be designed to ensure primary care is available to all, regardless of ability to pay or immigration status.
Healthview will serve as a primary care access point with clinicians spanning the fields of internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics, gynecology, psychiatry, behavioral health and family dentistry.
As part of the Mayor’s Caring Neighborhoods initiative, the city is providing $1 million for the $65 million Healthview project through the Economic Development Corporation’s Community Health Center Expansion Program. Other public funding comes from Borough President Melinda Katz, whose office contributed $3 million, and the City Council, who helped secure $2 million for the project. A groundbreaking for the center is expected this fall.
“There are many residents of Flushing who still lack access to affordable primary care services, particularly mental health and dental services,” said Jane T. Eng, CEO of Charles B. Wang Community Health Center. “The new site will meet some of this increasing demand.
Caring Neighborhoods is a commitment to reduce health disparities by building primary care capacity in neighborhoods where New Yorkers have faced limited options for health care services. The City has committed $20 million to cover pre-development and start-up operating costs.