Utica Community Health Center

1651 Oneida Street
Utica, NY 13501
Phone: 315-793-7600

24-hour call coverage is available by calling the Center.

Appointments Available
Monday-Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Extended Hours
Monday-Thursday 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Some Saturday Morning Appointments Are Available


Utica Community Health Center (UCHC) is located in the Mohawk Valley in Utica, New York.  The Center was opened by RPCN and its partners in 2010, in order to improve access to medical and dental care in the city after it was identified by HRSA as being a high need area. UCHC is currently the only Federally Qualified Health Center in Oneida County.

UCHC patients are managed by a Care Team, which includes the providers you see at the Center—such as your physician, physician assistant and nurse practitioners, dentist, hygienist, dental assistant, social workers, and care navigators—and are referred to local providers and agencies for non-clinical support services.

The Care Team will make sure you receive accurate and timely treatment and can be a source of guidance, support, education, and empowerment. They coordinate appointments and services and build strong relationships with other health care team members by keeping communication lines open with each other and the patient. They will also help you:

  • Offer support, guidance, and instruction

  • Learn about the health care system

  • Understand your diagnosis and treatment

  • Find available educational resources and supportive services

  • Get answers to insurance and financial concerns by connecting you to appropriate resources

  • Coordinate appointments and transportation assistance

  • Provide the answers you need and help you understand the information delivered

  • Make referrals to appropriate services such as behavioral health, nutrition, case management, medication assistance, and financial counseling

The center is currently accepting new Medical patients. All forms of health insurance are welcome, including Medicaid and Medicare. Utica CHC also accepts patients without insurance or with limited insurance. Sliding Fee discounts are available to those who qualify.

Medical patients are eligible for behavioral health services. Ask your provider for more information.

Interpreter services are available.

Diabetes Program

UCHC offers educational programs for its diabetic and pre-diabetic patients to improve disease management and reduce the number of complications. Topics include:

  • Nutrition

  • Physical Activity

  • Heart Disease

  • Stroke

Need help getting to UCHC?

Check the Centro Bus Schedule.

Transportation is available for Oneida County Medicaid recipients. Call Oneida County Department of Social Services for information: 315-798-5632

Looking for forms and other resources?

Be sure to check our forms and documents page for new patient packets, advanced directives, sliding fee applications and more. 

Center Staff



Cynthia Jones, MD, MPH


Physician Assistants

Timothy Baker, PA
Christina Stanton , PA

Nurse Practitioners

Kristin Burns, FNP
Linda S. Jones, FNP
Debora Pfluke, FNP


April Champen, DDS
Wai Chan, DDS
Laura Gonzalez, DMD
Michelle Wisniewski, DDS 

Dental Hygienists

Kara Cidzik, RDH
Slobodanka Fish, RDH
Kimberly R Lighthall, RDH