Eric B. Chandler Health Center

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Adult and Family Medicine

Adults of all ages receive annual physical examinations, ongoing treatment for chronic diseases, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and diseases resulting from HIV infections.  In addition, Eric B. Chandler Health Center offers annual flu shots and vaccinations to prevent pneumonia, as well as referrals for x-rays and specialty consultations.

Women's Health Care - Obstetrics/Gynecology

Women and sexually active teens should receive regular check-ups, annual physical examinations, and cervical cancer screenings to stay healthy and prevent disease.  The Health Center also provides comprehensive prenatal and postpartum care for pregnant and parenting women, ensuring the birth of healthier babies.

Concerned you are pregnant?

Pregnancy tests are performed on the following days and on a walk in basis:

  • TUESDAY - Afternoons: 2:00pm-3:00pm
  • THURSDAY - Mornings: 9:00am-10:30am - Afternoons: 2:00pm-3:00pm
  • FRIDAY - Afternoons: 2:00pm-3:00pm

We accept insurance coverage for this service. A small $10.00 charge for those not covered by insurance.

Pediatric/Child Health Care

Eric B. Chandler Health Center provides timely immunizations, well-baby examinations, patients' physical development and treatment of common childhood illnesses.For urgent care services, walk-ins are available beginning at 8am daily.

Dental Care

Eric B. Chandler Health Center's primary and preventive dental services assess and treat tooth decay, oral cancers and gum disease.  For more information please call EBCHC: (732) 235-6700.

Podiatry (Foot Care)

The Health Center provides complete podiatry care.  The podiatrist will diagnose and treat diseases of the foot and nail, and play an important role in maintaining the mobility of many elderly and disabled people.  Problems associated with diabetes and infection of the feet are also addressed by our foot-care specialist. Podiatry services are not covered under United Health Plan (UHP).

Infectious Disease

Eric B. Chandler Health Center offers free confidential Rapid HIV Testing!
No appointment necessary.

The ID department has new hours for HIV counseling and Rapid testing.

  • Mondays:  9:00AM to 3:00PM
  • Tuesdays:  9:00AM to 3:00PM & 4:00PM to 7:00PM
  • Wednesdays:  9:00AM to 3:00PM
  • Thursdays:  9:00AM to 3:00PM & 4:00PM to 7:00PM
  • Fridays:  9:00AM to 12:00PM

For more information, and to speak with someone please call one of the following telephone numbers:

(732) 235-7992, (732) 235-6767, (732) 235-6763, (732) 235-6711

Eric B. Chandler Health Center is home to a HIV Primary Care Services Program that was first funded under the Ryan White CARE Act in 1991 to provide Early Intervention Services (i.e., HIV counseling/testing and specialty medical care). The Program has steadily developed since then and now delivers a full range of HIV primary medical and dental care for HIV positive clients. Two physicians certified in both Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine provide outpatient care and personally follow registered patients in the event hospitalization is required.

HIV prevention education and screening, community/clinic-based outreach and medical case management, adherence counseling, psychosocial support and nutrition services are available.

HIV Program (Case Management): (732) 235-7992 or (732) 235-6763

Other on-site services include social services, financial eligibility assistance, support groups, and community activities.

Special Services

Social Services Department

This department provides various services in order to assist patients in maintaining continuity of care, as well as educating patients about their health.  The department consists of licensed social workers as an Outreach Unit.  Throughout the year the center offers classes under the Family Education Program that consist of Parenting Education for both mothers and fathers, and Domestic Violence Prevention, just to name a few.

For more information about the Social Services Department or the Family Education Program call:

  • Social Services: (732) 235-7296
  • Nutrition/Dietary Management: (732) 235-6700
  • Registration: (732) 235-6700
  • Billing Information: (732) 235-6700, please select prompt for the billing department

Language Services

Language Interpreting
The New Brunswick Community Interpreter Project (NBCIP) represents the unique point in which three distinct communities come together: that of Rutgers students; Spanish speaking residents of New Brunswick; and doctors, nurses and medical students studying and working here in the Health Center. Through internships, federal work study jobs and volunteer opportunities, students have the exciting opportunity to explore the emerging field of medical interpreting while developing solid job-related skills, such as professionalism, and enhancing their Spanish language skills and knowledge of medicine. Moreover, healthcare providers who partner with NBCIP interns have the opportunity to learn about issues such as cross-cultural communication, the Hispanic culture and how to work with a trained interpreter.

In addition, a multi-language phone interpreter service is available through Translation Plus, in the event a live interpreter is not available.

Hearing Impairment Services
For patients with hearing impairment sign language interpreter services are available.

Laboratory Services

Health care providers often prescribe diagnostic tests for patients to obtain information required to make more informed medical diagnoses or to determine abnormal blood levels.  A doctor will interpret your laboratory test results and provide you with medical advice, diagnosis and recommended treatment.

Days and Hours of Operation for Laboratory Services
Monday-Friday 8:15am - 4:00pm


Healthcare services you may need that are not offered at Eric B. Chandler Health Center will be evaluated and discussed within you and your insurance carrier.  If approved, a doctor will authorize referrals. 

Appointments and Walk-in Visits

Patients are encouraged to make appointments for medical and dental services.  Having an appointment enables the Health Center to have your medical record available at the time of  your visit and allows the clinician to review clinical information prior to your visit.  It is important to call and cancel an appointment at least 24 hours in advance. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please call (732) 235-6700.

123 Church Street (satellite location) - (732) 235-2052

This location has open access scheduling.  An appointment can be scheduled with your doctor within one week of your call depending on clinic availability. 

1000 Somerset Street (satellite location) - (732) 235-7435

This convenient location is on-site at the New Brunswick High School, 1000 Somerset Street.