Special Projects Fund

Project Title

Expanding Primary Care Capacity in Queens

Grant Amount


Priority Area

Special Projects Fund

Date Awarded

October 7, 2010




In Progress



South Ozone Park, Queens is a low-income, medically underserved community.

The shortage of primary care options has been exacerbated by the recent closure of three local hospitals where many of the area’s uninsured residents sought routine care. The Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center, Inc. (Addabbo) is establishing a new site for primary care in South Ozone Park as a part of its network of Federally Qualified Health Centers.

The identified South Ozone Park facility has the capacity to serve 15,000 patients annually. With NYHealth support, Addabbo will renovate the site, consolidate primary care services, and ultimately operate the facility at full capacity. Addabbo anticipates operating at 50% capacity in the first year of operation, reaching maximum patient volume by the fourth year.