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“Health care is a right, not a privilege,” proclaimed the organization’s namesake and advocate, former Congressman William Fitts Ryan. This statement is also at the heart of the organization’s mission: the Ryan Network is dedicated to providing high quality, affordable, comprehensive, linguistically appropriate and culturally competent health care services to medically underserved populations. Tax ID 13-2884976


The William F. Ryan Community Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), has provided high quality, affordable, culturally and linguistically competent, primary, preventive, specialty health care and supportive services to impoverished and medically underserved populations in Manhattan for nearly 50 years.  The organization operates 18 sites in Manhattan that comprise the William F. Ryan Community Health Network (Ryan Network), and which all share a common mission supported by the founding principle that health care is a right, not a privilege.  The Ryan Network has been nationally recognized for its history of responsive and successful community-wide programming and impressive proficiency in the area of service expansion and community collaboration to benefit disadvantaged men, women, and children.