Our Background: The William F. Ryan Community Health Network is at the center of the diverse, medically underserved communities and needs of New York. As an FQHC offering exceptional primary care and a range of medical, specialty, behavioral health and support services, our network of passionate, quality-driven providers are focused on treating the whole person based on need, not income. Through partnerships with medical centers and non-profits, and through innovative approaches to education and outreach, we’re advancing our 50-year legacy of patient advocacy and adaptation to the evolving healthcare landscape.
Our Mission: The William F. Ryan Community Health Network provides high quality, affordable, comprehensive, linguistically appropriate, and culturally competent health care services to medically underserved populations. All patients are treated equally with dignity, respect, courtesy, confidentiality, and concern for safety.
Our Vision: The health centers that comprise the Network are committed to maintaining their roles as essential community-based providers and leaders in the Community Health Center movement. As a team of dedicated individuals, the staff of the Ryan Network are responsive to the needs of the community and continually enhance and improve services to ensure the highest quality of care.
Who We Serve: An instrumental advocate for the Ryan Network’s founding in 1967, and its namesake, the late Congressman William F. Ryan asserted that “Healthcare is a right, not a privilege.” For almost fifty years, this imperative has continued to guide the Network in its provision of high-quality healthcare services to the most underserved and medically needy individuals and families in the community. The Ryan Network’s service areas are characterized by ethnic, cultural, and racial diversity. The Ryan Network services impact some of the most economically depressed neighborhoods in Manhattan ─ Washington Heights, Central Harlem/Morningside Heights, the Manhattan Valley and the Lower East Side ─ areas where people with the greatest health care needs live. In 2016, 90 percent of our patients lived at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level ─ 58 percent received Medicaid; 13 percent received Medicare; 13 percent had private insurance, and 15 percent were uninsured. More than 200,000 patient encounters were provided across the Ryan Network, serving close to 47,000 unique patients. The Ryan Network proudly provided high quality primary care and specialty services to disadvantaged men, women, and children across New York City.