EHC Security Team wins 2023 APEX Award!

Congratulations to our Security Team for having received the 2023 APEX Award for Customer Service from the Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers (PACHC)! We're grateful for our Security Team at all three of our sites, for securing not only our premises but also the hearts of our patients with outstanding service! Your dedication, commitment, and unwavering focus on our staff and patients' safety and satisfaction have not only made us proud but have also set a remarkable standard in our industry. Thank you to everyone on our Security TeamGraceally Marcano Diaz, Walter Morales, Joseph Lopez, Kimberly Gomez, Corinne O'Neil, José Muñiz, Gilbert Pagán, Ryan Rupnarine, and Rical Belizairefor going above and beyond to ensure that our patients and staff feel safe and supported. Well done!

Meet Our Fresh Faces: Welcoming New Team Members!

Esperanza Health Center is glad to welcome three new clinicians to our team: Javier DeJesus Orpi, DPM (right), Samuel Lee, MD (bottom, left) and Brian Wong, MD (bottom, right)

Dr. Javier DeJesus Orpi, DPM who joined Esperanza in August as a part-time podiatrist, was born and raised in Puerto Rico and came to the United States to pursue a medical career. He graduated from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in 1988 and completed his residency at Kensington Hospital. Following this, he dedicated three decades to the practice of podiatry in Puerto Rico. However, driven by a compelling urge, he relocated to the United States once more and now calls Esperanza Health Center his home. In his free time, Javier likes to relax and watch TV, exercise, and enjoys cycling.

Dr. Samuel (Sam) Lee, MD

Internal Medicine

Dr. Sam Lee was born in Queens, New York, but calls Kyrgyzstan his home, as his family moved there to serve the Kyrgyz people. He returned to the US for undergrad and completed his medical training in Norfolk, Virginia, before heading to San Francisco for internal medicine residency and a fellowship in addiction medicine. He was drawn to Esperanza after meeting several incredible staff members at the CCHF conference in 2019 and God was faithful in providing a job here. He is passionate about working with people who use substances (especially teenagers!) and providing women’s health. Outside of healthcare, he is an avid public transportation enthusiast and a huge proponent of K-Pop, night runs, and maximizing airline mileage points. 

Dr. Brian Wong, MD

Internal Medicine, Pediatrics

Dr. Brian Wong was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He completed undergrad at UCLA and medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. After completing his residency at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics in 2018, he practiced medicine at Christ Community Health Services in Memphis, Tennessee for 5 years. During his free time, Brian enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 daughters, going to the park, playing board games, and playing the piano. 


The CORE Wellness Center (3222 H St. Philadelphia, PA 19134) is excited to announce a lineup of new fall programs for families that will inspire, educate, and entertain you throughout the season! Free parking is available in our lot located on H & Westmoreland Streets.

Family Fit: From September 26th to November 21st, every Tuesday from 4:00pm - 5:30pm at The CORE we invite you to participate in this bilingual family program. Together, we will learn to cook, exercise, have good conversations, and most importantly, have FUN! We warmly welcome families of all ages to join us. To register your family, click here.

Yoga with Yoga4Philly: Starting October 4th, join us every Wednesday from 5:30 pm - 6:30pm at the CORE for a beginner-friendly, FREE yoga class. Childcare will be provided. Drop-ins are welcome, but we encourage you to pre-register here.

Community Health Promoters: From September 27th - November 15th every Wednesday from 9:30am to 12:30pm at The CORE, will host The Community Health Promoter program; an 8-week training for community members addressing physical, mental, relational, and spiritual health topics. This program aims to empower participants by enhancing their skills and confidence to discuss health, deliver health-related presentations, and facilitate resource connections. Classes will be offered in English this fall. Graduates are awarded a Health Promoter Certificate and often pursue opportunities to work or volunteer with diverse community organizations, including EHC. We are currently accepting applications, please apply here.

For more information contact Anna Cole Kim, Community Programs Coordinator at


At Esperanza we are committed to providing you with the best health care and ensuring that your experience is accessible and convenient. We encourage patients to use our Patient Portal, an online platform designed for scheduling and managing appointments, viewing medical history and records, reviewing providers, refilling prescriptions, and accessing health education resources. To enroll today, click here.



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Interested in joining our team? We currently have part-time, full-time, and temporary positions available in:

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For a complete list of all current openings and to apply, please click the link below to visit our Careers page. Join our ministry to provide affordable, quality health care services in Jesus' name!

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Compelled by the love of God in Christ Jesus, in cooperation with the Church and others, Esperanza Health Center is a multi-cultural ministry providing holistic healthcare to the Latino and underserved communities of Philadelphia.

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