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The Caring Place: For & About Patients

Since 1981, Morris Heights Health Center (MHHC) has had a record of distinction as the major provider of health care to Morris Heights and the surrounding areas. Born out of the local need for quality care, MHHC is a non-profit organization funded by federal, state, and foundation grants as well as private and corporate donors.

For over a quarter of a century, we've provided quality primary health care services to all members of the community, including the medically, socially, and economically disadvantaged. Our services range from medical and dental services to counseling. Our health center has always been proud to stand at the forefront in our local and medical communities.

This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n). Morris Heights Health Center is recognized as a Level III Patient Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and is accredited by the Joint Commission.

Meeting the Needs of Our Community

MHHC now serves more than 48,000 patients annually and provides a wide range of primary, specialty, dental, mental health, educational, and social services at five convenient locations. In addition, Morris Heights Health Center maintains school-based health facilities in eight New York City Public Schools that provide health care for the students.

Learn more about our team, our services, and what sets us apart:

A Tradition of Innovation

We're a center marked by firsts and innovation:

  • MHHC was the first federally funded community health center in New York City to be accredited by the Joint Commission.
  • The Women's Health & Birthing Pavilion (WH & BP) of MHHC was the first out-of-hospital, midwifery-run childbearing center in a low-income community in the country.
  • The WH & BP is accredited by the National Association of Childbearing Centers (NACC).
  • MHHC is a founding member of Affinity Health Plan, formerly The Bronx Health Plan, one of the first managed care programs for Bronx residents.
  • MHHC has provided on-site HIV / AIDS services since the beginning of the AIDS epidemic. In recognition of our pioneering care, we were chosen to be one of the three national pilot projects to demonstrate an integrated centralized model of HIV / AIDS services, which is now replicated nationwide.
  • Morris Heights Health Center is affiliated with the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) and the Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS).

Our Mission, Vision & Values

Our mission, vision, and values statements are as follows:

  • Our Mission: Morris Heights Health Center shall be the vanguard for quality, affordable and accessible health care for all.
  • Our Vision: The Morris Heights Health Center will use its resources to become and remain a sought after health care organization with an exceptional system of care that identifies and addresses the health care needs of its targeted communities by creating equality in access to affordable quality health care services.
  • Value Statement: We (MHHC) shall use the collective efforts of our community, providers and staff in developing and maintaining a health care practice that is effective, safe and competitive without compromising our quality of care, sound business, moral or ethical standards.

The underlying principles are:

  • Serving with humanity, respect, and affirmation
  • Being a catalyst or agent for change
  • Promoting inclusiveness
  • Permitting risk-taking on all levels-both individually and as a team
  • Producing and providing quality products
  • Promoting transparency and accountability
  • Functioning with integrity

Set up an appointment or receive more information about our health center in the Bronx, NY: Call Morris Heights Health Center today for more information.

Healthy Lifestyles,

Healthy Communities

Healthcare is a right, not a privilege. Discover how MHHC's commitment to quality care makes a difference in the lives of the community.