About Us

Our Mission

Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center, Inc. is dedicated to improving the physical, spiritual, psycho-social and psychological well-being of residents of North Central Brooklyn by providing the highest quality preventive comprehensive family health services with particular concern for lower-socio-economic groups.

Our Value Statement

Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center, Inc. is committed and obligated to provide the highest quality care to all community and surrounding community residents in an atmosphere of dignity and respect, and treat all patients with a truly caring attitude. We will always be aware of the changing needs of the community and strive to be responsive to those needs. We will promote policies and procedures that uphold a continuum of care for all. We embrace human differences as bonds not barriers and believe that quality health care should be universally accessible.

Our Leadership Statement

Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center, Inc.’s Leadership is devoted to promoting the well-being of our Human Capital through a comprehensive health and stress reduction perspective involving the physical, emotional and spiritual domains. We will continue to strive to improve effectiveness and efficiency of all staff members by providing training, development and employee empowerment. Management is committed to vesting each employee to realize our mission and center’s goals and objectives.
This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).

Who We Are

Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center, Inc. (BPMC) has provided comprehensive quality health care and support services to Fort Greene and North Central Brooklyn residents and surrounding communities for almost 40 years.

The Center is licensed by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). BPMC’s three health centers (with their hours of operation) are:
  • Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center, Inc. (650 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, New York): Monday through Friday 8am-8pm, Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 11am-5pm.
  • Whitman Ingersoll Farragut Health Center “Public Housing Primary Care” (279 Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn, New York) Monday through Friday 9am-5pm
  • Benjamin Banneker Academy School-Based Health Center (77 Clinton Avenue, Brooklyn, New York): Monday through Friday 8am-3pm

Our 650 Fulton St. facility has ten examination rooms for medical services, two dental exam rooms, and a laboratory. BPMC offers a full range of health care and support services. Women, Infant and Children (WIC) services are available on-site. Staff are also available to assist with applications for free or low cost health insurance. Our staff consists of highly qualified and experienced medical professionals and support staff. All of our physicians and dentists are Board Certified or Board eligible.

Services provided to patients are culturally, linguistically and age appropriate. BPMC employs residents that live in the service area. The staff is representative of the racial and ethnic populations in the service area that include: African-American, Haitian, Black West-Indian, Asian/Pacific Islander, Anglo and Hispanic. BPMC also hires bi-lingual and bi-cultural staff. A cultural sensitivity training component is included in the orientation program for new employees. BPMC staff receives annual cultural competency training from Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS). BPMC is also part of the National Health Service Corps and NURSE Corps programs, which supplies tuition assistance to eligible employees. 

Please note, we do not have parking available.

The History

In 1978 a group of concerned citizens under the leadership of Dr. Josephine English (OB/GYN) organizes Health is a Right for Everyone, Inc. (HIRE) the predecessor organization to BPMC. Services provided are basic primary health care, including physical exams, immunizations, well-child care and prenatal care. In 1991 Social Services, HIV Counseling and testing and acupuncture services are added. BPMC becomes a Prenatal Care Assistance Program (PCAP) provider, and managed care affiliations are initiated. Center hours are expanded to include Saturday clinic hours.

In our effort to make BPMC more visible in the community and to “Promote a Healthier Brooklyn” the marketing department has begun to build upon our community partnerships with social service leaders, local elected officials, faith based leaders and stakeholders. We have hosted events and programs that will increase visibility and bring services to community residents in North Central Brooklyn.
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