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Welcome to Apicha Community Health Center!

At Apicha Community Health Center, our mission is to provide high quality, equitable, whole person, and culturally responsive care delivered in an inclusive and welcoming manner. We aim to build and expand on our long tradition of care for AAPI, LGBTQ+, and persons living with HIV.

The History of Apicha

Apicha Community Health Center was founded in 1989 to address unmet HIV/AIDs-related needs, and to advocate for government and private funding streams to build a continuum of care for HIV/AIDS services, starting with prevention education and outreach of HIV primary care.

In 2009, after two decades of HIV-focused practice, we expanded our nationally-recognized HIV care model to include general primary care. This expansion initially included offering primary care to HIV-negative patients who were at high risk for HIV, which then led to the establishment of an LGBTQ+ clinic, an STD clinic, and treatment, screening, and immunization for hepatitis. In 2011, we launched our Transgender Health Clinic to address the unique healthcare and wellness needs of transgender, gender variant, gender non-conforming, and genderqueer people.

In 2012, we became a Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike (FQHC-LA) and in August 2015, we became a full-fledged Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). In 2022, we opened our Jackson Heights site that aims to become a healthcare home for people of all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, immigration statuses, and gender identities in this incredibly diverse neighborhood.

Apicha’s Core Values

Our friendly and respectful staff truly care about the health and wellbeing of our community. We are guided by the following 10 core values and principles:

  • Embrace othered people
  • Always show respect
  • Stay culturally competent
  • Be vocal advocates
  • Lead innovative change
  • Provide a safe refuge
  • Steward community health
  • Deliver quality wellness services with compassion
  • Act courageously
  • Go above and beyond our calling

We understand and respect that protecting your privacy is absolutely necessary. Our friendly staff has been trained to provide discreet medical care and support to everyone who needs it. We are here to serve you regardless of your race, gender, sexual orientation, English competency, immigration status, or ability to pay. We provide services to anyone who walks through our clinic doors.

Our Board Members

  • Louis Madigan | Board Chair
  • Li Hung Lin | Vice Chair
  • Andrew Rogers | Treasurer
  • Flora Ferng | Secretary
  • Anthony Feliciano | Board Member
  • Charles King | Board Member
  • James Luisi | Board Member
  • James Young | Board Member
  • Lydia Isaac | Board Member
  • Mario Lopez de Leon Jr. | Board Member
  • Nathaly Rubio-Torio | Board Member
  • York Yu | Board Member
  • Therese R. Rodriguez | Non-Voting, Ex Officio Director (CEO)            

Request Care Today

Visit one of our locations today to request care for you or a loved one. When you enter the lobby, you will be greeted by our team of friendly, respectful, and multilingual staff who will provide all the support and guidance you need to stay healthy and improve your overall quality of life.

Consult with a medical professional to develop a personalized plan of care today!