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Bridging The Health Care Gap In Sunset Park

Publication: NY City Lens

Once a month, a door opens on Third Avenue in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park. It is easy to pass by without taking notice, but for the people who do walk in, they find services that are hard to come by.

The open door leads to Academy of Medical and Public Health Services, a non-profit organization that provides free health screenings for underserved communities and a safe-haven for those who have fallen through the cracks in our healthcare system.

“We are the first door to healthcare in the U.S.,” says Hewett Chiu, President and Co-founder of AMPHS.

Whatever your income level or immigration status is — AMPHS does not care. Everyone is welcomed to take advantage of the free medical services, such as a physical exam, Hepatitis C and HIV screenings, a flu shot, an oral consultation, and an eye exam.

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