Providing comprehensive and affordable healthcare since 1967.

Founded upon former Congressman William F. Ryan's belief that "health care is a right, not a privilege," the William F. Ryan Community Health Network is a family of not-for-profit, federally qualified health centers that deliver world-class medical care to diverse and underserved communities. At the William F. Ryan Community Health Network, we are dedicated to our patients, culturally sensitive, community-oriented and linguistically diverse. Our goal is to ensure that everyone receives the most comprehensive care possible.

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Zika Virus

Zika is a flavivirus related to dengue, West Nile, yellow fever and Japanese encephalitis. Infection with Zika virus is usually mild. About one in five people develop symptoms; but hospitalization is rare. If someone is going to have symptoms, they usually start between 2-7 days following the bite of an infected mosquito and commonly include: acute onset of fever, a red rash with small bumps, joint pain, or pink eye. Other symptoms may include headache, muscle pain, pain behind the eyes, and vomiting. If present, symptoms typically last several days to a week. A Zika virus hotline is available Monday – Friday, 9am – 6pm at (888) 364-4723. Learn More.

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Ending the Epidemic

From screening and education, to PEP and PrEP provision, The Ryan Network is committed to Ending the AIDS Epidemic in NY by 2020.

William Murphy, Executive Director, Ryan/Chelsea-Clinton Community Health Center, is a member of Governor Cuomo’s “Ending the AIDS Epidemic” Task Force, and serves on the Care Subcommittee.

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Ryan Receives Accreditation as a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home

The Ryan Network has received accreditation as a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) by the National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA). The NCQA is a nationally recognized organization that is most widely used to transform primary care practices into medical homes.

Medical homes can lead to higher quality of care and lower costs, while improving the experience of patients and providers. To achieve the highest level of recognition, we demonstrated that we offer coordinated and comprehensive care. Improving access through expanded hours, including patients as partners in decisions about their health care, and preventing health problems are just a few of the keys to becoming a patient-centered medical home. Learn more.

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According to the CDC, gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men made up an estimated 2% of the population but 55% of people living with HIV in the United States in 2013. If current diagnosis rates continue, 1 in 6 gay and bisexual men will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetime, including 1 in 2 black/African American gay and bisexual men, 1 in 4 Hispanic/Latino gay and bisexual men, and 1 in 11 white gay and bisexual men. BUT THESE RATES ARE NOT INEVITABLE. WE HAVE THE TOOLS TO PREVENT HIV such as #PrEP or #PEP
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