Community Spotlight: Syracuse Community Health Center, Inc.

For over 38 years, the Syracuse Community Health Center, Inc. (SCHC) has been providing health care services to the Central New York community.

As a Federally Qualified Health Care Center (FQHC), SCHC offers quality health care services to all with a targeted focus on those who might otherwise be excluded from the health care system. The SCHC serves over 40,000 unique patients annually with a wide range of clinical services including: Primary Care, Urgent Care, Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Dental Services to name a few.

“People are often surprised at the depth of services we provide”, said Leola Rodgers, President and Chief Executive Officer of the SCHC. “We strive to be a health and wellness resource for the community, particularly high-risk populations that often times are neglected”.

undefinedWith 15 sites across Central New York, including 8 School Based Health Center sites SCHC offers comprehensive, high quality healthcare services at convenient locations throughout the region.“Access to healthcare has been and continues to be a challenge for many in our community”, said Rodgers.  “With several locations throughout the City and surrounding areas, we provide quality, affordable healthcare services close to home”.

When the New York State Department of Health announced plans for the development of the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program (DSRIP), SCHC saw a natural fit with the services they provide and the population they serve for an an opportunity to serve the community in a greater way. The SCHC signed up as a partner of the Central New York Care Collaborative (CNYCC), and has been involved in project development and implementation since 2014. The SCHC is also represented on the CNYCC Board of Directors.

“What really excites me about the DSRIP program is the chance to work closely with other organizations in the community”, said Rodgers. “There are so many organizations out there doing great work in our community, I think the DSRIP program provides a great opportunity for us to work together towards a common goal."


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