Learn More about BMS COVID-19 efforts in our community.



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 Health should not be a privilege and your zip code should not determine your lifespan. For many community residents there are tremendous barriers to achieving Total Health and Wellness.

BMS has been a leader in developing innovative programs in partnership with community residents and stakeholders to improve health outcomes for the  families we serve.

Your Dollars Support Community Health Programs


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BMS COVID-19 Food Access Infrastructure

Brownsville Food Box is a partnership with Collective Fare, Teens For Food Justice and Brooklyn Packers that provides affordable fresh produce at $7 for SNAP recipients and $10 without. Each bag feeds 1-2 persons for a week.

BMS COVID-19 Testing

BMS acted early at the outset of COVID-19 to advocate for testing in our community given our intimate awareness of the potential impact in a community burdened by high rates of chronic illness. In our primary service area, East New York (zip code 11207) had the highest mortality rates in NYC during Spring 2020

BMS COVID-19 Food Access Distribution

We distributed over 50,000 bags of food to the community during th COVID-19 Crisis as part of the Community District 16 Stakeholders Food Access Efforts. This program is in partnership with City Harvest, Universe City, Collective Fare and the many unpaid community residents who assist with distributions.

BMS Community Health Access

BMS Children's Fest​

BMS Summerfest

We serve over 2000 residents at our events with

access to Healthcare and Community Resources. We attend over 100 outreach events each year.

BMS Art as Healing

We have received over 400 donated artwork from participants at Brooklyn Afropunk that hang in our health center beautifying spaces.

We bring our Art as Healing finger painting to Community Spaces and Health Events


 BMS Breast Cancer Awareness


Our years long partnership with the American Cancer Society includes community screenings, Breast Cancer Walks as we move towards a goal of 80% screening 

BMS Books4All

 BMS has partnered with Read out and Read for over 20 years with pediatricians giving books to parents and using as a developmental assessment tool. We added a community program with  5000 books distributed annually. We partnered with Sesame in the Community with Read Alouds in our Patient waiting areas

Your company’s support could help us level the playing field
so the next generation of New Yorkers enter kindergarten
ready to read, regardless of their financial situation. 


The work we perform is of the highest standards and we continually strive to offer the best possible care in the region. With your continued support we can grow our service offerings and continue to build upon a solid foundation to make community healthy and whole for future prosperity.


BMS is a Federal Tort Claims Act approved facility.

BMS has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) status and is granted medical malpractice liability protection through the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA). Under the Act, the BMS Family Health and Wellness Centers and its covered individuals are considered Federal employees and are immune from lawsuits, with the Federal government acting as the primary insurer. 

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Sliding Fee Scale availability based on family size and income.  No patients are denied services due to insurance or immigration status or inability to pay

After closing hours for all medical emergencies, please call 911 or go to the closest emergency room. To reach the covering doctor, please call  (718) 345-5000 to reach the answering services and instructions to reach the physician on call.