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Our Mission, Vision & Values

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

  • Our Mission: MHHC shall be the vanguard for quality, affordable and accessible health care for all.
  • Our Vision: MHHC 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

The Caring Place: For & About Patients

Since 1981, 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). MHHC 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 50,000 patients annually and provides a wide range of primary, specialty, dental, mental health, educational, and social services at eight convenient locations. In addition, MHHC maintains school-based health facilities in twenty 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 (WHBP) was the first out-of-hospital, midwifery-run childbearing center in a low-income community in the country. WHBP went on to gain accreditation from the National Association of Childbearing Centers. Although we no longer operate a birthing center, it remains one of proudest legacies. WHBP gave rise to what is now the Women’s Health Pavilion, one of our most robust programs, serving women throughout the Bronx.
  • 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.
  • MHHC is affiliated with the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) and the Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS).

To schedule an appointment or receive more information about our health centers, contact us today for more information.

All MHHC locations are Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant and follow standards as well as other best practices for accessibility. All measurements are standard throughout the sites as per DOH guidelines.