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Center For Comprehensive Health Practice

1900 Second Avenue 9 &12 Fl
New York, NY 10029
Telephone: 212-360-7893 Fax:
Web Site: http://www.cchphealthcare.org

Center for Comprehensive Health Practice - “Your family’s home, for a lifetime of care.”
Mission: The Center for Comprehensive Health Practice (CCHP) provides accessible community-based treatment that integrates primary health care with substance use and behavioral health services for all children, adolescents, adults and families residing in East Harlem and the greater New York Community.
● Established in 1960 by New York Medical College; independent nonprofit in 1990
● Hidden gem in East Harlem
Website: http://www.cchphealthcare.org
Main Revenue Source: OASAS, Medicaid and other insurance reimbursement, NYCDOHMH (naloxone distribution grant, buprenorphine grant), and DSRIP
Patient Demographics:
● Serve over 3,000 patients a year; mainly people of color (Latinx/Black)
● 84% of patients are on public insurance; 75% live in very high poverty areas
Services: Substance Use Treatment, Primary Care, Support Services
● Substance Use Treatment: methadone maintenance treatment programs, outpatient substance use treatment, opioid overdose prevention program (naloxone), buprenorphine treatment
● Primary Care: internal medicine, pediatrics, family practice, HIV treatment, Hepatitis C treatment, hypertension, diabetes, asthma , women’s health, PrEP, psychiatry, and health education
● Support Services: case management, vocational/education counselor, parenting classes (ECDC), child care
● Provide services regardless of one’s ability to pay
● Integrative model of care began in 1970s - doctors, social workers, nurses, all the staff work close together to provide comprehensive treatment -
● Family-focused: treat the whole family; generations of families treated here
● Pregnant Addicts Addicted Mothers (PAAM) - first in the country (1970s), very few programs will offer methadone treatment to pregnant women today
● Most of our patients are dealing with co-morbidities & chronic illnesses

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