East Harlem Council for Human Services, Inc.

East Harlem Council for Human Services, Inc.
Organization Name:
East Harlem Council for Human Services, Inc.
Primary Address 1:
2265 3rd Ave 3rd Flr
Primary Address City:
New York
Primary Address State:
Primary Address Zip:
Long Organization Description:

Since 1965, the East Harlem Council for Human Services, Inc. has provided the highest quality of fully bilingual health and human services to the East Harlem community, through the leadership of a Board of Directors comprised predominantly of community residents and users of services. In 1974, EHCHS established the Boriken Health Center to address the tremendous health-related needs of El Barrio. Boriken’s mission is to maintain excellence in providing comprehensive medical, dental, health education and social services to the residents of East Harlem without regard to the individual patient’s ability to pay.

Organization Website Address:
Organization Phone Number:
(212) 289-6650
Director, Manager or CEO (First Name):
Arturo Perez
Interesting Fact About the Organization:
The East Harlem Council for Human Services, Inc. Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program provides nutritional services to 1,300 women, infants and children each year. The Program is located onsite at Boriken and has served East Harlem families since 1978.
Number of staff/employees:
Year Started:
Major Funders:
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Primary Health Care U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, HIV/AIDS Bureau New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Child & Adolescent Health New York State Department of Health, Women, Infants and Children’s Program New York State Department of Health, Child and Adult Care Food Program (Meals and Snacks for Head Start participants) Dormitory Authority of the State of NY Strategic Investment Program New York City Administration for Children’s Services, Head Start Program New York City Department for the Aging Primary Care Development Corporation Hispanic Federation
Organization Type:
Health Center
About the Organization:
The fully bilingual and culturally competent services which Boriken provides to this vibrantly diverse community are a vital resource for East Harlem’s most vulnerable residents. Boriken’s services include: adolescent health; adult medicine; asthma education and support services; comprehensive HIV-related education and outreach, counseling and testing, dental; family medicine; Head Start meals through CACFP; geriatrics; gynecology (including diagnostic colposcopy); nutrition; obstetrics; onsite laboratory; pediatrics; pharmacy (operated by private pharmacist onsite); podiatry; pulmonology; social work; senior nutrition; and transportation.
Latest Project:
The new Boriken Neighborhood Health Center will enable 15,000 East Harlem patients to access high quality primary care and other critical health services. The new 36,000-square-foot facility replaces leased space on the third floor of a nearby apartment complex. It is one of the first green health centers in New York City, using natural light and ventilation to create a holistic model for toxin and asthma trigger-free environments in a community with some of the highest asthma rates in the nation.
Areas Served:
Bronx, Manhattan
Core Programs:
Major Issues:
Food Assistance Programs (SNAP/WIC/EBT)
Hours of Operation:
Monday and Wednesday 8:00am – 6pm; Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 8:00am – 5pm; Saturday and Sunday 8:00am – 4pm
We have and or use Social Media?:
Yes, we do have social media (twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc…)
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