Phone:  718.649.5519

Welcome to the Brookdale Ambulatory Care Services (ACS), Brookdale Family Care Centers (BFCC) & Brookdale Urgent Care Center (UCC) where your care is our number one priority.  We offer high quality, compassionate health care for people of all ages, through all stages of life.  Brookdale’s Ambulatory Care Department offers Adult and Pediatric Primary Care and a variety of multi-subspecialty services to the communities we serve.  As a Patient Centered Medical Home recognized site by the National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA) our goal is to promote prevention and wellness. If you have a special health concern or condition, your health care team will help connect you with other health professionals to get you the care you need.


The Ambulatory Care Services, BFCC & UCC Centers are committed to being the focus of a healthy community, stressing the organization's values of caring and respect for everyone. We strive to:

  • Treat everyone with care, respect and dignity
  • Provide quality, cost effective healthcare
  • Achieve customer satisfaction through increased cultural awareness
  • Provide an access to our integrated healthcare system right here in your community
  • Promote and facilitate preventative care
  • Foster education and research


Your BFCC location offers 24 hour access to care via:

  • A Personalized Primary Care Team that works together to manage ALL of your healthcare concerns in a courteous and confidential manner during your BFCC visit;
  • Urgent Care, Routine and, Same-Day appointments during office hours;
  • Emergency Department (open 24 hours);
  • Our answering service will relay ALL after-hours calls to our on call physician.
  • You and your family are the most important part of your health. Your care is delivered with respect for your cultural background, and in your preferred language


The Brookdale Family Care Centers accept most major insurances.  All co-pays are due and payable at the time of service.  Please keep us informed as to any changes in your insurance so we may bill properly.


We also provide financial aid services for qualifying individuals based on income.  Please contact our financial counselor for free and confidential assistance, available at the main Brookdale Hospital site within the Snapper Building 4th Floor at One Brookdale Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11212. You may also contact the finance department by telephone at 718-240-5240.



Getting Here


Near the Spring Creek (formerly Starrett City) complex, this intimate facility, opened in October 1994.


Like all Brookdale Family Care Centers, Pennsylvania Avenue is organized like a private physician's office, with patients calling for appointments and seeing the same doctor each time.  There are accommodations for walk-in, non-emergencies, and 24-hour phone coverage.


All patients enrolled in the Brookdale Family Care Centers have access to the specialty services at The Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center.

Nearby Subway Stations

  • 3 to Van Siclen Avenue
  • L to E 105 St

Nearby Bus Routes

  • B6 Cozine Avenue/Pennsylvania Avenue
  • B20 Wortman Avenue/Pennsylvania Avenue

Monday - Friday:  9:00 am - 5:00 pm


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Dr. Alla Glusker, DO, PhD

Dr. Nora Zilber, MD, PhD

Dr. Marina Novikova, MD