About Us

BSFHC is an important medical facility in Brooklyn, offering Primary Care, Preventative Medicine, Well Baby Services, Mental Health and various social programs... and more!

The Bedford Stuyvesant Family Health Center has a full staff of culturally sensitive male and female physicians and staff. We speak English, Spanish, French Creole and many other dialects. For the Deaf, signing capability is also on-site. To see additional photos of the staff, please visit the Photo Galleries below.

The Bedford Stuyvesant Family Health Center is a free standing not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) Federally Qualified Health Center which began serving the Central Brooklyn/Bedford Stuyvesant community in 1978.

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For 23 years, the Center was located in a 10,000 square feet rented space at 1413 Fulton Street.  In April 2012, the Center moved to its newly constructed state-of-the-art 38,000 square feet facility diagonally across the street at 1456 Fulton Street.

The new health center is thus more than a new building.  It represents a renewed investment in the comprehensive health care of Bedford Stuyvesant  - an area that has lagged for too long behind the city and nation in the indicators of healthy living, behavioral health and wellness.  In the new 38,000 square foot facility, BSFHC will be able to serve all of the primary health care needs of more than 20,000 Brooklyn residents.

The City Council has been generous in its support for this worthy project.  Others contributing to this project have included the New York State Department of Health with a pledge of $1 million, and the Primary Care Development Corporation has provided soft loans for site acquisition and supplementary design, as well as other technical assistance.

BSFHC’s new facility was completed at a cost of $26 million. Our Capital Campaign has received tremendous support from the New York City Council, the Brooklyn Borough President, the Brooklyn Community Foundation and other government/private funding sources.  

Staff and Board Members




Patricia Fernandez

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Pascale Kersaint

Medical Director

Jean C. Black

Board Chairperson

Jennifer Anderson

Vice Chairperson

Clarence Stewart


Kathleen Armstrong

Assistant Treasurer

Wilma E. Maynard


Lillian Ming Assistant Secretary

Leonzo A. Cuiman
Judith H. LaRosa, Ph.D., RN
Maritza De La Rosa, M.D.
Sally M. Flowers
Edna M. Fulton
Eulene Inniss
Derek G. Nichols
Hon. Robin Sheares

Board Members



Photo Galleries

The Health Center has a fully trained staff of medical personnel, administrators and counselors. See photos of the new facility

Staff Photos
Patricia Fernandez, CEO

Main Office
1456 Fulton Street

Video on our Approach




The Bedford-Stuyvesant Family Health Center offers exciting career opportunities in the health care field.

BSFHC is a state-of-the-art community health center in Brooklyn. With positions ranging from doctors, clinical practitioners, social workers and mental health professionals, as well as hospital administration and operations, BSFHC can provide the location where you - and the people you serve - can flourish.

This organization offers competitive salary and benefits packages to those selected to join our health care team.

Currently, there are no open career opportunities. However, as our facility continues to grow and expand our programs, we encourage you to check back often and see if we have an opening that is right for you.

Thank you for your interest in Bedford-Stuyvesant Family Health Center.