Our Mission

  • Foster the planning, development and operation of primary health care services in the medically underserved area of South Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
  • Improve the health status, in all life cycles, of the medically under served individuals of the South Williamsburg community by providing affordable, comprehensive and high quality primary and specialty medical care services, with assurances that no uninsured individual is to be denied care if they are unable to pay.
  • Render care in a dignified, culturally sensitive, barrier free, physically attractive individualized and family centered environment.
  • Assure and promote availability and accessibility to its services.
  • Promote, educate and empower the South Williamsburg community to seek out and obtain the benefits of preventive and routine health care services.
  • Identify and integrate changing health care needs of the community into the current services of ODA Health Center.
  • To work cooperatively with Federal, State and City governments to ensure maximum utilization and benefits to meet the user population's needs.
  • Network with other community-based organizations in an effort to identify available resources that can ensure the patient and their family with a comprehensive model of health care and social service delivery.
  • Perform its objectives in a moral, ethical, professional and financially prudent manner devoid of any discriminatory practices.


Under the vision and leadership of Rabbi Zvi Kestenbaum, the founder and Honorary President of ODA Primary Health Care Center, ODA was the first community-based effort to provide all of Williamsburg's residents with quality healthcare, emphasizing health maintenance as well as early detection and treatment of illness.

ODA was also the first health center to anticipate the needs of the Williamsburg community for a facility that would provide low cost, high quality comprehensive health care services in a community setting.