Season's Greetings from the Staff and Board of Directors from Apicha Community Health Center!


Help us ensure that health care services will always be there for our community.


“I really can survive now. Sorry, I cannot explain in English how much I appreciate you.”

-Apicha CHC patient

To Our Friends and Supporters,

I am pleased to share with you the 2019 Annual Report. You will read in the report the tremendous work we did last year towards Apicha CHC’s transformation from an AIDS-focused organization into a Federally Qualified Health Center. As we move forward during these remarkable and uncertain times, we hope that you continue to be with us in this journey.

Support from friends like you helped make great impact. Last year, over 5,000 patients accessed services, including over 900 patients who were uninsured. In addition, over 800,000 New Yorkers received health information and policy makers directly heard from us on issues that affect our communities. We ask you to renew your contribution and help ensure vital services will continue to be available to the community.

It’s been a year since COVID-19 hit New York. Throughout the crisis, Apicha CHC worked hard to ensure quality, ongoing medical care and support services for our patients. We quickly set up telehealth, began at-home HIV testing, and ramped up our digital health education while implementing measures to protect the safety of our staff and patients. As essential workers, we remained open and continued to serve our patients. That is how we managed to serve over 4,400 patients who sought medical care through the end of last month. Close to 3,000 patients and clients received food supplies, were linked to needed social services, health insurance, and other community resources.

We are here for our patients, regardless of their ability to pay. For patients like Shohei, whose quote you read above, our services are vital. Shohei is a monolingual Japanese patient living with HIV and other chronic illness and struggled with food and housing security. Our staff are there for our patients, like Shohei, when they need care, whether in-person or virtually through telehealth.

In these uniquely difficult economic times, more people than ever are unemployed and have lost their health care coverage and have also experienced housing and food insecurity. Those who are low-income and with pre-existing health conditions have been especially hit hard. We strive to do what we do best: taking care of our patients’ needs.

Help us ensure that health care services will always be there for our community.

We are eternally grateful for your continued support.

Sincerely,

Therese R. Rodriguez, CEO

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