The Eric B. Chandler Health Center is a comprehensive, family-oriented community health center, jointly operated by the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Eric B. Chandler Community Board, Inc.
The Center, opened in October 1987, is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Eric B. Chandler, an active and respected community leader recognized for his work in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and a member of the Board of Directors of the Urban League of Greater New Brunswick.
Primary care services available at Chandler include: family medicine; internal medicine; infectious disease (HIV counseling, testing, and treatment); pediatrics (including EPSDT and child well-care); obstetrics and gynecology; podiatry; family planning; and dentistry (including preventive, restoration, and curative). Other services of the center include social services, community outreach, nutrition, and health education. Laboratory services are offered as well.
Services of the center are provided by appointment. A variety of insurances are accepted including Medicaid, Medicare, and various types of managed care and private insurance plans. The center also offers a sliding fee scale, which is updated annually based upon the Federal Poverty guidelines. The Eric B. Chandler Health Center provides a telephone on-call rotation of physicians available 24 hours a day.
Eric B. Chandler Health Center, which is part of Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, is a learning site for many types of health profession students. These students are the nurses, doctors, pharmacists, dentists and social workers of the future. The health center welcomes these students for their interest in serving the community, their enthusiasm to help patients and their compassion. At all times, if a student is going to participate in a visit, the student will introduce themselves as a student and tell the patient the name of the supervising provider. Ultimately, the health center is here to serve the patients and the community. Any patient that is not comfortable with a student participating in their care should let a staff member know.
Eric B. Chandler Health Center was awarded $218,013 this month from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in recognition of the center's quality care.