Overview, Mission, Social Justice

Bringing High-Quality Healthcare to Patients in Syracuse for More Than 40 Years

Syracuse Community Health was founded in 1978 with a mission to provide high-quality healthcare to the residents of Onondaga County, especially those who are uninsured, disadvantaged or who face other obstacles to care. Since 1978, we’ve served well more than 100,000 of our neighbors across Syracuse and Onondaga County.

We are a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with 11 clinical locations across Syracuse and Onondaga County. As an FQHC, we provide healthcare services to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay. Our Sliding Fee Program allows patients to pay an amount they can afford, based on family income and size.

Our Mission

To provide quality healthcare services to all individuals with a commitment to those who might otherwise be excluded from the healthcare system, while remaining cost-effective, efficient and competitive.

Social Equity

Here at Syracuse Community Health, social justice is an important part of our mission. For us, social justice means building up our community in a way that empowers all people, including the disadvantaged and marginalized, to reach their full potential.

Health Equity

Health equity is at the heart of what we do. We believe that health equity is achieved when every person has the opportunity to reach their full health potential, and nobody is left out.

This health center receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.