University Hospital opens first Community Health and Wellness Center in Newark

University Hospital opened its first Health and Wellness Center in Newark earlier this month. The center will provide a broad spectrum of health care services, including primary care, preventive screenings, women’s health, point-of-care testing and chronic condition management.

“The opening of University Hospital’s Health and Wellness Center represents our deep commitment to ensuring our community has accessible care that meets the depth and breadth of their health needs,” Ed Jimenez, CEO and president of University Hospital, said. “The new center not only extends the reach of our academic medical center, but also has a dedicated space for community programming and health education events.”

As a community health clinic, the center addresses social determinants of health and increases access to community-based, culturally competent services for people with limited access to high-quality health care.

“Fairmount neighborhood residents deserve quality affordable housing and health care within walking distance of their homes,” Newark Mayor Ras Baraka said. “The new Health and Wellness Center will have lasting impacts on our community, and I congratulate University Hospital on the opening of this health clinic.”

The center was developed under the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency’s Hospital Partnership Subsidy Program. The clinic sits beneath 78 affordable rental apartments for low- and moderate-income residents, including 16 units for unhoused individuals and families.

The center is located at 388 W. Market St. in Newark, and is currently open from 8 a.m.. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.