Jericho Road Community Health Center

This culturally sensitive community health center, serving refugee and low-income community members, facilitates wellness and self-sufficiency by addressing health, education, economic and spiritual barriers.

James Stoltzfus with patient.

James Stoltzfus, MD, examines a patient at Jericho Road Community Health Center.

Founded in 1997, Jericho Road Community Health Center is a federally qualified health center and a level 3 patient-centered medical home serving 21,897 unique patients and 363 deliveries in 2020.

It serves a global population with patients originally from Burma, Nepal, Congo, Somalia, Syria and more. 42.9% of its patient population states their primary language is English; patients speak a combined total of 53 unique languages.

Jericho Road is staffed with in house interpreters to facilitate translation during visits.

The center has its own pharmacy that also has the capacity to mail prescriptions.

There is behavioral health team for counseling that physicians  can collaborate with. The clinic offers a medically orientated gym that is available for referral of patients for weight loss and physical therapy.

Jericho Road offers a variety of teams and services that work in concert to provide a wide range of care for the refugee community.


Jericho Road is a training setting that enables you to work with interprofessional maternal health care teams that address social determinants of health while dealing with population health management, quality improvement and high-risk pregnancy case management.

This site has:

  • 26 exam rooms
  • 3 behavior health rooms
  • a pharmacy consult room
  • care coordination consult room
  • ultrasound services
  • phlebotomy services

Priscilla Project

At Jericho Road you will be exposed to the Priscilla Project, which works to achieve healthy birth outcomes by empowering socially isolated, at-risk women — who are often refugees — as they go through the process of pregnancy, labor and delivery. On-staff doulas and social workers work with mothers-to-be to reach a healthy birth weight for their babies and have a full-term pregnancy.

Women in the program receive education in their own language and develop a birth plan with a doula. Doulas are able to advocate for clients based on their individual wishes. Priscilla Project clients also attend mentor/mentee events, where they learn about other services available to them in Buffalo.