BY ARIEL HERNANDEZ
The Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center’s board of directors and Denham Wolf Real Estate Services broke ground on a 44,000-square-foot to the health facility.
The heath center will double its size from its current 22,000 square feet, which will allow the facility to provide health services to the under-served residents of Far Rockaway.
The Addabbo Family Health Center is located at 6200 Beach Channel Drive, which lies within a federally-designated Medically Underserved Area (MUA).
The facility offers a comprehensive variety of services, including primary care for children and adults, nutrition education, domestic violence support, and HIV intervention, prevention, and treatment, among others.
“The holistic, community-based health care provided by the Addabbo Family Health Center is needed now more than ever in Far Rockaway,” said Jonathan Denham, co-president of Denham Wolf. “Increasing the physical capacity of this facility is crucial to expanding the care, services, and economic opportunity available to a community that has been historically underserved.”
The project is projected to be completed by 2018 and is expected to result in a 65 percent increase in volume and service to patients.
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