Founded in a church basement at the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in 1988, Harlem United provides critical care to underserved communities struggling with multiple chronic conditions, such as HIV, serious mental illness, and substance use disorder. In 2000, we started providing primary care to our client population. Since then, Harlem United has expanded to offer an ever-growing array of integrated, co-located services including primary care and specialty care: cardiology, podiatry, gynecology, behavior health services, and substance use treatment.
At our two HRSA-funded, Healthcare for the Homeless Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), The Nest Community Health Center and The Willis Green Jr. Community Health Center, we offer world-class healthcare to people experiencing homelessness, Black and Brown communities of color, and people with low-income. We offer our services in English, French, and Spanish in affirmation of our clients’ cultural and linguistic preferences.
Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine Administered
The clinic provides comprehensive primary care services, including annual physicals; walk-in/urgent health needs; pediatric, adolescent and family care; STI and HIV testing and care; Hepatitis B and C care; substance use treatment; and mobile-based services.
Harlem United's Wellness Center offers comprehensive behavioral health care services, including short- and long-term individual psychotherapy, group and family psychotherapy, crisis intervention, psychological testing and evaluation, and medication management.
Comprehensive dental care services are offered at the clinic and the mobile unit. Services include dental cleanings, walk-in/emergency dental needs, root canals, bridges, crowns, cosmetics dentistry, extractions, fillings, and removable dentures.
The clinic provides comprehensive cardiology services including consultation and treatment of cardiology disease.
The clinic provides comprehensive podiatry services including consultation and treatment of podiatric disease and diabetic foot care.
The clinic provides comprehensive gynecology services including: annual women's health exams; Pap smears; colposcopy; fertility assessment; birth control; STI screening and treatment; and walk-in/ urgent health needs. We also have particular expertise in treating women affected by FGM/C and other forms of violence. We provide services in English, French, and Spanish.
In 2021, we continued to provide high-quality healthcare to communities hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic repercussions. Last year, we served 3,883 people in our healthcare clinics, providing more than 21,000 healthcare visits including 7,280 in-person and virtual mental health visits, and 2,685 dental visits.
Behavioral Health Visits
Primary Care Visits
We are deemed by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) as employees of the Public Health Service (PHS) for purposes of the FTCA medical malpractice coverage under the Federally Supported Health Centers Assistance Acts (FSHCAA) of 1992 (Pub. L. 102-502) and 1995 (Pub. L. 104-73).