5 Ways to Celebrate National Health Center Week

Apicha Community Health Center Aug 10, 2020  

Apicha CHC

It's National Health Center Week from August 9 - 16. It's a time for everyone to celebrate all the work that patients, staff, and community health centers do. In the midst of COVID-19, honoring our health care workers couldn't come at a better time.

National Health Center Week is also a good opportunity for you to step up your health game, and take advantage of the resources available to you. Here are five ways you can take part in NHCW and take care of yourself.

Apicha CHC

1. Attend Apicha CHC's NHCW virtual events!

We're hosting two Facebook Live webinars during NHCW. Be sure to tune in and join us. In addition, we're conducting COVID-19 testing on Monday, August 10 by appointment.

  • Monday, August 10 at 4:30 pm: #NoShame panel discussion on breaking through the stigma surrounding mental & primary care.
  • Friday, August 14 at 12:30 pm: 2020 Census teach-in & discussion.

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2. Schedule an appointment with a local health center.

During this week, many health centers will be doing events to reach out to the community and offer services to those in need. Find a health center convenient for you, and schedule an appointment. If you haven't been to the doctor's in a while, this is a great step towards getting healthy. Although New York is slowly reopening and you can still go to the doctor's office, consider setting up a virtual appointment.


Make an appointment with Apicha CHC today!

3. Enroll in health insurance.

Don't have health insurance? That's OK! Many health centers, like Apicha CHC, offer health insurance enrollment for its patients. In 2018 alone, around 27 million Americans were uninsured. Getting health insurance doesn't have to be hard; plenty of health centers like Apicha CHC can help you.

4. Get tested.

During NHCW and year-round, Apicha CHC offers free STD/HIV testing and screening. If you're tight on cash or unable to see your provider, you can still take care of getting tested this week. Getting tested can be a huge weight off your shoulders, and is important for staying healthy.

Due to COVID-19 you can now request at at-home HIV test kit or do in-person testing at Apicha CHC. You can schedule a testing appointment with Apicha CHC here.

5. Register to vote. 

Voting is an important part of a democracy, and can make a big impact on your quality of life, especially in New York City. The deadline to register to vote is October 14. You can register to vote here. If you have more questions about voter registration and voting, read our blog here. 


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