With a goal is to provide access to quality health care to all , the Jericho Road Community Health Center opened its new location in the Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood. Located directly next to the Broadway Market at 1021 Broadway, the health center is now providing the same primary care and additional medical services that over 17,000 patients in the city already utilize. The new site is projected to serve nearly 5,000 patients by 2021. With the addition of the Broadway location, Jericho Road now operates three health centers in the City of Buffalo.
The other centers are located on Barton Street on the West Side and Genesee Street on the East Side. As Jericho Road ramps up medical operations at 1021 Broadway, the organization and its partner agency 716 Ministries continue to work behind the scenes to renovate the rest of the 110,618 square foot building.
In the works are a fitness center, an on-site pharmacy, and a community meeting space. “Even before acquiring this building in 2016, we were working diligently to connect with our neighbors and community leaders in Broadway- Fillmore to hear more about the needs of the community,” says Dr. Jewell Henley, Jericho Road’s Broadway site medical director. “The first identified need was better access to quality medical care and this week we have demonstrated our commitment to addressing this need with the opening of the medical suite at 1021 Broadway. We are all looking forward to bringing the other aspects of this project, such as the fitness center and community space, to life in the next year.”
Jerico’s approach to health care, noted Dr. Henley, is to find ways to make sure all their patients have access to quality health care regardless of insurance; thus empowering them to take better are of themselves and their communities. New patients are currently being accepted at 1021 Broadway. Jericho Road accepts all insurances and also accepts uninsured patients. Interested individuals can call 716-529- 3020 to schedule a new patient appointment. Visit www.jrchc.org to learn more.