About Us

Bedford-Stuyvesant Family Health Center (BSFHC) is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that serves all the primary and specialty health care needs of adults and families in the heart of Central Brooklyn. Each year, BSFHC provides more than 57,000 patient care visits to over 15,000 unique patients, who reside in 50 different ZIP codes across the five boroughs of New York City.

Our Mission

To provide the most professional, courteous, and highest quality health care, with dignity, to those we serve, especially the underserved population, without regard for their ability to pay.

Our Vision

To become the model of excellence for community-based primary care, and to act as a catalyst to promote health, prevent disease and address socioeconomic factors that adversely affect health, as an integral member of the community.

Communities Served & Target Populations:

BSFHC provides health services to the neediest residents in North and Central Brooklyn. Since our founding in 1978, BSFHC’s Service Area has expanded to seven Brooklyn ZIP codes: 11216 (Bed/Stuy); 11205 (Fort Greene); 11213 (Crown Heights North); 11221 (Bushwick); 11233 (Ocean Hill); 11212 (Brownsville); and 11207 (Highland Park). These medically-underserved communities face grave health disparities and high mortality rates, substantial economic barriers and social marginalization. Despite these barriers, the communities we serve are resilient and filled with community pride.

Today, BSFHC is recognized as a provider-of-choice for delivering quality health care in Brooklyn. We have strong partnerships with patients and families to help them take control of their care to manage their conditions, achieve personal goals, and attain optimum health. We provide the highest quality care to patients across the lifecycle. Our interdisciplinary team of providers and staff work cooperatively to provide a full complement of preventative, primary, specialty and behavioral care, as well as other supportive and enabling services.

The New Building

A view of the fountain at the main enterance

BSFHC’s new facility was completed at a cost of $26 million. The new health center represents a renewed investment in the comprehensive health care of Bedford Stuyvesant. Visit our new 38,000 square foot facility, where we are able to serve all of your family's health care needs.

Benchmarks of Success

Year Success Story
1976 BSFHC was founded by Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
1978 BSFHC launched operations in a 3,000 square-foot facility in Brooklyn's Restoration Plaza
1989 BSFHC relocated to a 10,000 square-foot facility to meet increased patient demand
2006 BSFHC opens School-Based Health Centers to increase children’s access to care
2007 BSFHC opened our 3,000 square-foot satellite site, Broadway Family Health Center
2012 BSFHC relocated to a brand-new four-story, 38,000 square-foot medical facility
2015 BSFHC partnered with Community Care of Brooklyn, a New York State Medicaid DSRIP Performing Provider System (PPS)
2017 BSFHC and Broadway Family Health Center are recognized by the National Center for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as Level III Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMH)


Logo of National committee for Quality Assurance

Since 2010, BSFHC has achieved the highest level of recognition as Patient Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) – a strong indication of our patient-centered model.



As a recipient of funding from the Department of Health and Human Services, the Bedford Stuyvesant Family Health Center (and its covered individuals) is deemed a federal Public Health Service Employee with respect to medical malpractice or other healthcare related claims.

Board Members

List of board members.
Name Post Held
Jean C. Black Chairperson
Michael A. Joseph, PhD Vice Chairperson
Clarence Stewart Treasurer
Hon. Robin Sheares Secretary
Edna M. Fulton Member
Eulene Inniss Member
Wilma E. Maynard Member
Yannique Carter Member
Marlienne Christian Member
Mark Rose Member

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Board Members

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BSFHC Private Zone

Link to Staff only webpages

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