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About Us

Our Mission

    “To provide East Harlem and neighboring communities with high quality, patient centered, culturally sensitive and accessible primary healthcare and related services, regardless of ability to pay.”

Evelyn Rodriguez

Ana A. Trilla
Chief Executive Officer


Settlement Health has provided high-quality, comprehensive primary health care services to East Harlem since 1977. Originally established by Union Settlement, Settlement Health is now governed by a Board of Directors made up primarily of East Harlem residents.

In May 1999, Settlement Health completed construction of a three-floor Health Center, which was designed with an eye toward attractive, bright, inviting waiting rooms, and comfortable setting for its patients. Settlement Health has been guided by a strong belief that our patients - the residents of East Harlem - deserve the same comforts and quality of care that exists in the city's finest health centers.  We are proud to take the lead in ending the tradition of noisy crowded "clinics" with long waits as the only health care option for our community.



The health center operates at 212 East 106th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues) The center employs experienced physicians, nurse practitioners and certified nurse midwives, offers services on two evenings and Saturdays, and provides 24-hour telephone coverage. New York State has designated Settlement Health a Preferred Primary Care Provider, and the federal government has designated the center a Federally Qualified Health Center.

Settlement Health has been serving the community of East Harlem since 1977. We are a non profit community health center dedicated to providing high quality primary medical care to all who seek and need it. We also offer specialty care referrals through our affiliation with Mount Sinai Hospital.

The health center currently employs over 80 individuals, and provides over 45,000 health care visits annually to 12,000 individuals. The health center has a budget of approximately $7.3 million. Federal, state, city and private funding account for 40% of operating funds, with patient and user fees accounting for the rest.


The Board Of Directors

Evelyn Rodriguez, Chairperson

Luis Hernandez, Vice-Chairperson
Jose B. Rivera, Treasurer
Belda Tabora, Secretary
Katherine Brockington, Member
Michelle Cruz, Member
Adan Soltren, Member
Craig Stinehour, Member
 Sandra Talavera, Member

Executive Administration

Ana A. Trilla, Chief Executive Officer
Warria Esmond, MD, Chief Medical Officer
Aparna Dandekar, MD Clinical Operations Director
  Vanessa Clark, Director of Human Resources
Catherine Fong, Director of Nursing
Victor Valdes, IT Manager