What Our Patients Are Saying

“Friendly and caring providers, who execute their duties in a professional manner.”

– CHCB Patient

What Our Patients Are Saying

“Super nice staff. And the doctor herself actually called me for a follow-up.”

– CHCN Patient

What Our Patients Are Saying

“Excellent staff. When you’re on time for your appointment they see you on time or before doctors take the time to explain things to you and you’re not rushed in and out. Dental is an excellent place also the dental hygienist is courteous and gentle and so is the dentist themselves”

– CHCN Patient

What Our Patients Are Saying

“The staff is very friendly and nice. The doctor listens to you and asks the right questions. Wait time is non-existing. All your vitals are taken before you see your doctor which is really important to make you aware of your weight and blood pressure. Overall this place is a 9.5/10.”

– CHCN Patient

A Message From our CEO



LaVonne Ansari, PhD
CEO, Community Health Center of Buffalo, Inc.



Community Health Centers are comprehensive primary care providers that began during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. We started at a time of unrest to help fight the war on poverty and oppression in underserved communities. Now here we are in 2020 and we’re still fighting the same fight. Our fight has gone on too long and has created decades of pent up anger, suffering, and what we’re seeing now: rage.

As the board chair of the Community Health Care Association of New York State, the CEO of the Community Health Center of Buffalo, Inc. an African American woman, educator and advocate for justice living in these troubling times, I want everyone fighting today to ensure George Floyd’s death and the deaths of all who have come before him to know: WE STAND WITH YOU.

As human beings, we are the greatest creation on earth. This is a time when our human excellence has to rise up and out work beliefs, behaviors, movements and policies that are designed to oppress our natural instincts to treat each other with respect and dignity. As primary care providers, we have the responsibility to support underserved communities, we are obligated to stand up and share our voices through our work. While we are not exempt from the institutional racism that plagues our health care system, we are essential change agents at this time. We must start with ourselves as leaders in this movement. We have the Will to guide, educate and build new infrastructures based on an anti-racism framework. I feel that we stand ready to work with everyone at all levels, encouraging inclusivity within our communities to be leaders in addressing the social economic injustices in our systems. We know that after difficulty, comes ease. In this moment, we have an opportunity to envision a new reality of “justice for all” with the proper guidance, actions, language, and THE SPIRIT TO BREATHE TOGETHER.


Dr. LaVonne Ansari, CEO

Community Health Center of Buffalo, Inc.

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Medical Services

The Community Health Center of Buffalo, Inc is happy to provide on-site medical services to individuals of all ages at our Buffalo facility. We offer internal and family medical services as well as women’s and men’s health services. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Dental Services
Dental Services

Visit our Buffalo, NY and Niagara, NY facilities for access to our dental services. We offer dental services to those who are uninsured or under-insured. We’re equipped to handle teeth cleanings, dental x-rays, and much more.

Family Planning
Family Planning

Trust your family planning needs to The Community Health Center of Buffalo, Inc, Inc. Walk-ins and Same Day Appointments are welcome, and STD testing and treatment is available. Call our Family Planning Program at 716-986-9199.


The Community Health Center of Buffalo, Inc is an LGBTQIF friendly organization- We consider ourselves an open door to the gay community. We have the ability and resources to cater to your needs, and our staff frequently assists those who identify as transgender, transsexual, MSM & WSW.


We are committed to providing our patients with top-quality care, regardless of their ability to pay. We are an FQHC, which means that we offer our patients payment plans so you can come in without worrying about how you’ll pay. If you don’t have your co-pay when you walk into our health care facility, you can set up a payment plan and spread out the cost of your co-pay over a period of time.


The local Buffalo, NY community has shown great support for our medical facility. We outgrew one center and moved to Benwood Avenue, where we’ve been for the past three years. We also have the following satellite locations to serve more people across Western New York:

  • Cheektowaga, NY
  • Lockport, NY
  • Niagara Falls, NY

Since we’re a community based organization, you have the ability to schedule community meetings at our Buffalo and Niagara Falls facilities free of charge. Call your nearest location today to schedule your appointment.

If you are interested in doing research or collaboration with The Community Health Center of Buffalo, Inc, Inc. please contact Arvela Heider at (716) 986-9199 ext. 1004.