2017-07-19 / Front Page

Mayor & First Lady Announce A $65 Million New Health Center For Flushing Queens

BY DR. DAN MILLER AND JOYCE VETERE MILOWSKI

Mayor Di Blasio speaks in downtown Flushing where a new 77,000 sq foot health facility will be erected to serve the undeserved. It will provide free health and metal health services to more than 23,000 residents of Queens.

Mayor Di Blasio speaks in downtown Flushing where a new 77,000 sq foot health facility will be erected to serve the undeserved. It will provide free health and metal health services to more than 23,000 residents of Queens. Mayor Di Blasio stood under the roof of a parking area to announce a brand new Health Center for Flushing Queens. “This 77,000 square foot health facility will be part of the mayor’s Caring Neighborhoods initiative. It will be operated by the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center.  The mayor said, “ The new health center will serve more than 23,000 underserved Queens residents and will provide free medical and mental health services to the underserved in Queens.”

NYC First Lady Shirlane McCray discusses the need to provide mental health services to the underserved in Flushing Queens as well as throughout New York City. She is the leader of the city's efforts to address mental health and substance abuse in New York.Photos Dan Miller/DMD ImagesNYC First Lady Shirlane McCray discusses the need to provide mental health services to the underserved in Flushing Queens as well as throughout New York City. She is the leader of the city's efforts to address mental health and substance abuse in New York.Photos Dan Miller/DMD Images“All New Yorkers deserve equal access to healthcare. And this state of the art facility means that tens of thousands of people in Flushing will get the primary care they need. “ The mayor went on to say,” As we are focused on neighborhoods that have been overlooked and right the wrongs.”

New York City First Lady Shirlane McCray , a leading force in mental health awareness and services for all New Yorkers, introduced her husband, the mayor of the City of New York after some brief remarks about the need to provide many more New Yorkers with the services they need whether they can afford them or not. The First Lady heads up the city’s mental health and substance abuse efforts.

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