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About the Jordan Health Center

The health services that became the Anthony L. Jordan Health Center began more than 100 years ago, in 1904, and was one of the first five Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) established in the nation. Anthony L. Jordan Health Center, which began in northeast Rochester, has since expanded to become a network of primary care offices and health centers serving residents living in three quadrants of Rochester and Canandaigua.

The organization is named in honor of Anthony L. Jordan, M.D. (1892-1971), the second African-American doctor in Rochester. He was known as the “doctor who would come” and lived the philosophy at the heart of the Center’s mission. A primary care physician serving patients out of his Adam Street home, Dr. Jordan accepted barter for his services from patients who insisted on payment, and made regular house calls in an effort to provide the vital healthcare services he felt each person deserved. He was known to keep his front porch light on until the last patient was seen, free of charge.

Located in neighborhoods where the most pressing need exists, Jordan’s roots are steeped in service to underserved and uninsured residents, meeting their need for comprehensive health services. The health care system offers family medicine, behavioral health, dentistry, pharmacy, prevention and primary care, women’s health, and urgent care, among other services.

Refugee Health Services

PR Apprentice participants will focus their efforts on developing public relations campaigns that promote the Jordan Health Center’s refugee health program.

Jordan Health offers a well-established health program for refugees that includes full-time clinical and interpretive services. Medical and dental providers are complemented by an interpretive staff representative from the communities they serve, offering patients a cultural and linguistic link to their providers.

Refugee communities currently served by Jordan Health include: Somali, Maay-Maay, Burmese, Karen, Chin, Vietnamese, and Russian-Ukrainian. Refugee health services are available at all Jordan Health comprehensive health centers; and live interpretive services are available at Brown Square Health Center.

The refugee health program serves patients of all ages with comprehensive family medicine, pediatric, and prenatal and gynecological care including labor and delivery at Highland Hospital. Jordan Health staff also help arrange home care for seniors, helping them remain at home during their more fragile years.