Eric B. Chandler Health Center

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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.

The Eric B. Chandler Health Center's Mission is:

  • To provide high quality ambulatory health care services that are culturally effective, accessible, affordable.
  • To promote a healthy lifestyle and educate patients to take responsibility for and participate in their health and health care decisions.
  • To serve as a community resource for health and social services.
  • To provide high quality educational opportunities for health professionals who train at the Center.

This health center receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Services (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health related claims, including medical malpractice claims for itself and its covered individuals.

Free HIV Testing on May 17

In conjunction with National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on May 19, free HIV testing events will be held on campus next week by experts from the Eric B. Chandler Health Center, South Asian Total Health Initiative and Robert Wood Johnson AIDS Program.

Thursday, May 17, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eric B. Chandler Health Center 277 George Street, New Brunswick

The events will include free and confidential HIV testing, PrEP consultation and giveaways. No appointment is required.