Special Programs

Find out about FREE PROGRAMS designed to help you get and stay healthy. Our Special Programs are designed to give you FREE screenings, diagnostic tests and health education. Please review the list, and contact us if you have any questions. We have a lot of free literature for you to read about a variety of health issues. Please visit the center in Brooklyn and pick up your pamphlets today!

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Community Outreach

Speakers and Educators are available to speak on health issues at your location
Open every day the center is open

BSFHC Main Office, Brooklyn
Main Office (718) 636-4500 info@bsfhc.org

We are available to participate in health fairs and community events; provide speakers or discussion group leaders at community-sponsored forum; partner with other agencies to provide on (their) site education and information regarding reproductive health and our services to their clients. We also will enroll eligible persons in the health insurance program.


 

 

Counseling

FREE Pre-conception family planning
Discuss your options with a professional

BSFHC Main Office, Brooklyn
Main Office (718) 636-4500 info@bsfhc.org
www.bsfhc.org

We assist individuals and couples to understand their options in becoming parents for the first time, expanding their families or choosing to wait to become parents.

Please consider attending seminars and workshops to learn more about what to expect after your baby is born.


 

 

 

HIV/AIDS: Before and after diagnosis
Talk to someone regarding your test results

BSFHC Main Office, Brooklyn
Main Office (718) 636-4500 info@bsfhc.org
www.bsfhc.org

Outreach and in-reach HIV/AIDS pre and post test counseling; walk-ins welcomed
 

 

Education

Asthma Education and Treatment
Learn more about asthma for adults and children.

1456 Fulton Street, Brooklyn
Name of person running this program. BSFHC Main Office (718) 636-4500 info@bsfhc.org
http://www.bsfhc.org

Through education and proper treatment asthma sufferers learn to live and breathe.


 

 

 

Immunization
Open every day the center is open

BSFHC Main Office, Brooklyn
Main Office (718) 636-4500 info@bsfhc.org
www.bsfhc.org

This program teaches adults bout the health benefits of adult and/or childhood immunizations.
 

 

General Interest

Insurance - paperwork assistance
Visit our on-site insurance specialist

BSFHC Main Office, Brooklyn
Main Office (718) 636-4500 info@bsfhc.org
www.bsfhc.org

An on-site insurance specialist is available to assist you with your questions and completing insurance application forms. Walk-ins welcomed.
 

 

 

Wellness Program
Information, counseling and treatment for diseases

BSFHC Main Office, Brooklyn
Wellness Program (718) 636-4500 info@bsfhc.org
www.bsfhc.org

The Wellness Center is an information and treatment source for individuals coping with life changing diseases. As a division of the Bedford Stuyvesant Family Health Center, Inc., the Wellness Center offers non-traditional as well as traditional approaches to strive for optimum health and wellness through the adoption of healthier lifestyles and behaviors.

  • Nutritional Counseling - The Center's approach to nutritional counseling is highly individualized, and combines objective assessment with emotional and peer support. In an effort to strive towards optimal wellness, the nutritionist encourages the consumption of foods, herbs and supplements that are therapeutic in nature.
     

    Support Groups - Various groups are offered that provide clients with a safe and supportive environment to bond and share information.


     

 

Health Information

New Website to help patients figure out the Health Care System
Stay on top of complex health care and insurance issues.

, City-wide
S. Mattei 646-278-5689 smattei@nyc.rr.com
http://www.patientandfamily.org

New Yorkers for Patient and Family Empowerment (Patient and Family campaign), a joint project of the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) and the Center for Justice and Democracy, has launched a new website to help patients and their loved ones cope with today's increasingly complex medical system.

The website, http://www.patientandfamily.org, a joint effort by the groups' newly formed Patient and Family campaign, is designed to promote patient safety and boost patient satisfaction with healthcare quality.

 

 

Screening

Cancer Screenings: FREE, Uninsured OK
FREE Cancer Screenings for all residents - including those without insurance

1456 Fulton Street, Brooklyn
Point of contact for health screenings BSFHC Main Office (718) 636-4500 info@bsfhc.org
http://www.bsfhc.org

FREE Cancer Screenings for all residents - including those without insurance. Contact the main office to make an appointment.


 

 

 

Colorectal Cancer Screening
Open every day the center is open

BSFHC Main Office, Brooklyn
Main Office (718) 636-4500 info@bsfhc.org
www.bsfhc.org

Colorectal cancer - cancer of the colon or rectum - is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States for both men and women combined.
 

 

 

HIV/AIDS Screening
Get checked - for yourself and your partner

BSFHC Main Office, Brooklyn
Main Office (718) 636-4500 info@bsfhc.org
www.bsfhc.org

Please contact the center to set up an appointment.
 

 

 

Hypertension Screening (High Blood Pressure)
Get checked. It is easy and free!

BSFHC Main Office, Brooklyn
Main Office (718) 636-4500 info@bsfhc.org
www.bsfhc.org

Please contact the center to set up an appointment.
 

 

 

Immunizations and Vaccines
Learn about staying healthy

BSFHC Main Office, Brooklyn
Main Office (718) 636-4500 info@bsfhc.org
www.bsfhc.org

Please contact the center to set up an appointment.
 

 

 

Pregnancy Testing
Privacy assured.

BSFHC Main Office, Brooklyn
Main Office (718) 636-4500 info@bsfhc.org
www.bsfhc.org

Please contact the center to set up an appointment.
 

 

 

Prostate Cancer Screening
FREE Cancer Screening

BSFHC Main Office, Brooklyn
Main Office (718) 636-4500 info@bsfhc.org
www.bsfhc.org

Screening for men 40+, walk-ins welcomed.


 

 

Social Work

Social Work
Social Work special programs

1456 Fulton Street, Brooklyn
Name of person running this program BSFHC Main Office (718) 636-4500 info@bsfhc.org
http://www.bsfhc.org

This is the detail for Social Work special programs.


 

 

Women's Health

Healthy Families Successful Start
Open every day the center is open

BSFHC Main Office, Brooklyn
Main Office (718) 636-4500 info@bsfhc.org
www.bsfhc.org

Give your family a Successful Start! Successful Start is a FREE program that provides parents with supportive services and education relating to childbirth and parenting. This home visiting service facilitates a healthy environment for children to develop and grow... and to empower parents to become independent and self sufficient in meeting the needs of their families.

Who can apply? Families who live in Zip Code 11216 and have a child under 3 months of age.

How do I apply? Complete the form and return it to the person who gave it to you. You can also call Successful Start and speak to a Family Assessment Worker. (347) 464-6590.


 

 

 

Infant Mortality Reduction
Infant Mortality Reduction Initiatives: headline

1456 Fulton Street, Brooklyn
Name of person running this program. BSFHC Main Office (718) 636-4500 nfernandez@bsfhc.org
http://www.bsfhc.org

Infant Mortality Reduction Initiative special program detail
 

 

 

Infant Mortality Reduction Initiative
Health education for mothers and babies

BSFHC Main Office, Brooklyn
Main Office (718) 636-4500 info@bsfhc.org
www.bsfhc.org

The Infant Mortality Reduction Initiative identifies medical, social and environmental factors associated with fetal, infant, and maternal death.
 

 

 

Medicaid Prenatal Care Program
Provides support before, during and after your pregnancy

BSFHC Main Office, Brooklyn
Main Office (718) 636-4500 info@bsfhc.org
www.bsfhc.org

MCPC is a free comprehensive prenatal care program that provides high quality prenatal and postpartum care. Unisured, underinsured, and undocumented pregnant women are encouraged to apply.

MPCP offer Medication screening, assistance with Medicaid application complation, presumtive eligiblity determination, routine pregnancy check ups, an array of prenatal health care services up to two months after delivery, and coordination of care with a delivery hospital.

Remember early and regular prenatal care promotes a healthy pregnancy.


 

 

 

Successful Start
Prenatal Care for local residents

1456 Fulton Street, Brooklyn
Name of person running this program. Keisha Andrews (718) 636-4500 info@bsfhc.org
http://www.bsfhc.org

Ms. Keisha Andrews is the Program Director of this free, voluntary home visitation program that provides services to expectant and new birth parents residing in Zip Code 11216. The program focuses on parenting skills, the promotion of optimal child health and development, and on assisting parents with their goals.
 

 

 

Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
A Special Supplemental Nutrition Program

20 New York Avenue, Brooklyn
BSFHC Main Office (718) 636-4500 info@bsfhc.org
http://www.bsfhc.org/docs/wic_flyer.pdf

Bed-Stuy WIC, a special supplemental nutrition program for pregnant, postpartum-breastfeeding women & children up to age 5. We provide help for nutritious foods and nutrition education. We promote a healthy lifestyle, breastfeeding, as well as make referrals to health care and other community services.

Founded in May, 1989, our vision is to help low-income women deliver healthy babies and raise healthy children.

Our WIC Program is conveniently located in the Bedford Stuyvesant community, across from Restoration Plaza.

Hours are:
Monday: 9:00am-7:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-7:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-3:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-2:00pm.
You must arrive at least one hour before closing.

This program is designed for:
children who are under 5 years old
pregnant women
breastfeeding mothers of babies up to 12 months old
mothers of babies up to 6 months old

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WIC participants receive food checks to purchase particular foods each month which are designed to supplement their diets with specific nutrients that benefit WIC’s target population.

WIC foods include infant cereal, iron-fortified adult cereal, vitamin C-rich fruit or vegetable juice, eggs, milk, cheese, peanut butter, dried and canned beans/peas, and canned fish. Soy-based beverages, tofu, fruits and vegetables, baby foods, whole-wheat bread, and other whole grain options were recently added to better meet the nutritional needs of WIC participants.

WIC recognizes and promotes breastfeeding as the optimal source of nutrition for infants. For women who do not fully breastfeed, WIC provides iron-fortified infant formula. Special infant formulas and medical foods may be provided when prescribed by a physician for a specified medical condition.

Our mission is to work diligently with the New York State WIC Program to reduce and prevent obesity by providing culturally sensitive participant-centered nutrition and breastfeeding education. We strive to serve the participants with dignity and to refer them to appropriate health care and relevant services that are beneficial to them.